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Animal advocates unveil 'dog rodeo' campaign

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 9:51 am | SAFE

Labour weekend, the start of the New Zealand rodeo season, will see calves, horses and bulls subjected to stress and fear in the name of entertainment. To coincide with the season’s start, SAFE has unveiled striking billboards and a hard-hitting ... More >>

Habitual Fix applauded over kind move for hens

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 8:27 am | SAFE

SAFE is congratulating Habitual Fix on their announcement that they have switched away from using cage and barn eggs in all their stores. The move comes after retail giant Foodstuffs made a recent similar commitment across all their stores in New ... More >>

SAFE condemns appalling neglect of dairy cows

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 3:00 pm | SAFE

SAFE was appalled to learn of one of New Zealand’s most serious cases of systematic neglect of farmed animals this week. More >>

Labour and Greens ahead of National in Animal Welfare

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12:31 pm | SAFE

SAFE says voters may be surprised by party policies on animal welfare with political parties holding very different views when it comes to the animal issues that Kiwis care about. In SAFE’s ‘Vote for Lucy’ campaign, National is given an overall ... More >>

‘PigScare’ website launched as spoof of bogus NZPork label

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 9:07 am | SAFE

Following outrage after the release of new footage from inside a New Zealand pig farm, and criticism of the pig industry by the Commerce Commission, SAFE has published a spoof website about NZPork’s misleading marketing label ‘PigCare’. The alternative ... More >>

SAFE Calls on WHO for Global Leadership on Factory Farming

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 9:04 am | SAFE

New Zealand's appetite for animal products coupled with intensive animal agriculture (or factory farming) has become a hefty burden for the country – and worldwide. SAFE, New Zealand’s leading animal advocacy organisation, is calling for urgent ... More >>

Commerce Commission shows PigCare label misleading

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 3:14 pm | SAFE

New Zealanders are not buying into the pork industry’s latest efforts to mislead people into buying their cruel products, says SAFE. Today Consumer NZ reported that the Commerce Commission found NZ Pork’s PigCare label risked breaching the Fair ... More >>

Dairy Cruelty Investigation Leads to Further Conviction

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 9:46 am | SAFE

Another slaughterhouse worker has finally been convicted following the 2015 dairy investigation by Farmwatch and SAFE that horrified New Zealanders and caused controversy internationally. The man, from Down Cow Ltd, was filmed via hidden camera dragging ... More >>

Mid Northern Rodeo animal handler guilty of animal cruelty

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 9:17 am | SAFE

SAFE welcomes the news that an animal handler at the Mid Northern Rodeo has been formally warned for cruelty by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) but says it is not enough. Charges were laid over evidence compiled by volunteer investigators ... More >>

First supermarket chain goes cage-free

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 9:14 am | SAFE

Animal advocacy organisation SAFE is delighted that supermarket chain Countdown has announced it will stop selling all cage eggs from 2024 (North Island) and 2025 (rest of New Zealand). The decision is a massive win for caring Kiwis, who have been inundating ... More >>

Australian retail giant treating Kiwis unfairly

Monday, 20 March 2017, 10:11 am | SAFE

SAFE is accusing Australian corporation Woolworths Group of double standards for refusing to phase out all cage eggs at their New Zealand Countdown stores, whilst already having committed to phasing out cage eggs in their Australian supermarkets. ... More >>

Countdown hasn’t cracked it yet

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 2:39 pm | SAFE

Countdown’s announcement today that it will phase out selling cage eggs under its own private egg label will improve the lives of some hens but falls short of heeding calls from their customers for them to go fully cage-free, a new poll shows. More >>

Launch of thought-provoking factory-farming textbook

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 7:41 am | SAFE

Is it better to live a life not worth living, or not to have lived at all? This is one of the questions that students in Years 9-13 (ages 13-18) will be discussing this year thanks to a new textbook, Animals in Factory Farms. The latest ground-breaking ... More >>

Rodeo sponsors withdraw support following brutal footage

Friday, 27 January 2017, 10:24 am | SAFE

Following the release of new video evidence filmed at the Mid Northern rodeo in Whangarei demonstrating the brutality of rodeo events, plus further footage from the Upper Mohaka rodeo, eight companies have severed ties with rodeo, says SAFE. More >>

Shocking new rodeo footage shows animals continue to suffer

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 10:11 am | SAFE

New video evidence filmed at the Mid Northern rodeo in Whangarei this month demonstrates the brutality of rodeo events, says SAFE. More >>

Helping animals one meal at a time

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 9:29 am | SAFE

New Zealanders are encouraged to try eating vegan this January as part of a worldwide movement called Veganuary, says SAFE. More >>

Animal experimentation figures do not show reality

Monday, 12 December 2016, 3:38 pm | SAFE

The Ministry for Primary Industries has today released figures on the numbers of animals used for research, testing and teaching in 2015. It was reported that 225,310 animals were used, over 4,300 per week; a drop from the 310,287 used in 2014. The ... More >>

InterContinental Hotels Group latest company to go cage-free

Monday, 5 December 2016, 9:54 am | SAFE

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced they will use only cage-free eggs worldwide by 2025. IHG operates seven hotels in New Zealand under the Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and InterContinental brands. More >>

Protestors Rally in Opposition to Rodeo Decision

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 10:43 am | SAFE

Today, November 10, members of the public outraged by the government’s deliberate inaction on rodeo will be joined by SAFE, Farmwatch and Green Party MP Mojo Mathers outside Parliament to rally against the continued abuse of animals. More >>

Animal Welfare Groups Disappointed with Rodeo Decision

Monday, 7 November 2016, 3:24 pm | SAFE

The Government’s announcement today that no action will be taken to ban rodeo, following a 62,000-strong petition from New Zealanders, has angered leading animal welfare organisations. More >>



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