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PETA Urges Government To Ban Sale Of Fireworks

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 3:11 pm | PETA

Wellington – Ahead of Guy Fawkes Night (5 November), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has written a letter to Minister for the Environment David Parker asking that he heed the concerns of the thousands of Kiwis who have long been demanding ... More >>

PETA Sends Duncan Garner Vegan Goodies

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 11:30 am | PETA

 As Auckland-based radio host Duncan Garner prepares to begin his new life as a vegan, making good on his promise to go vegan for a year if Labour won the 2020 election, animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) ... More >>

In Regards to Footage of Animal Cruelty at a NZ Dairy

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 3:52 pm | PETA

In regards to the recent footage of animal cruelty at a NZ Dairy, please see below statement from PETA spokesperson Emma Hurst: More >>

Jacinda Ardern's Baby Gift From Peta: a Faux-Sheepskin Rug

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 11:27 am | PETA

Auckland – As Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern prepares for the birth of her first child, PETA has sent her a gift that'll help her give the newborn a warm welcome: a faux-sheepskin baby rug. More >>

Born free, live unfree

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 4:12 pm | PETA

Auckland Zoo's last two lions, Kura and Amira, were euthanised this week. The death of these two lions should be a wake-up call for anyone who still harbours the illusion that zoos serve any purpose beyond incarcerating intelligent animals and sentencing ... More >>

M.Bovis: Profits before lives

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 9:35 am | PETA

What is extraordinary about the government’s plan to cull (or more accurately kill) some 150,000 cows in the hope of eradicating Mycoplasma bovis is not the astronomical number of individual animals involved, nor the amount of taxpayer money being used ... More >>

Please don't buy flat-faced dogs

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 12:24 pm | PETA

Trade Me's decision to ban the sale of bulldogs and pugs from March 1 is a great start, but more needs to be done to restrict the breeding of brachycephalic, or flat-faced, dogs. More >>

Disturbing increase in cruelty offences

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 1:06 pm | PETA

It is very disturbing to see that animal cruelty has become a major problem in the Tauranga area. Local vets are saying they have had to euthanise hedgehogs and birds that had been attacked by children, and the Tauranga SPCA reports 431 complaints ... More >>

PETA Statement Regarding Otago Easter Bunny Hunt

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 5:18 pm | PETA

By perpetuating this cruel and ineffective killing cycle each Easter, the Central Otago region will only exacerbate its environmental problems. Science tells us that lethal control doesn't provide a long-term solution to invasive animal populations ... More >>

Make the punishment fit the crime

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 2:20 pm | PETA

People of the West Coast and throughout New Zealand are rightly appalled at the light sentence handed out in the case of the Karamea farmer who broke the tails of 210 cows, or almost half of the cows on the property. Inspectors found that 20 cows had ... More >>

Oamaru Community Wins Peta Award for Penguin Passage

Friday, 18 November 2016, 11:51 am | PETA

'Proggy' Stands for 'Progress': Town Works Together to Help Smallest Residents Oamaru – For their commitment to providing penguins with a safe passage between their nests and the sea via an underpass – without the stress of traffic or humans in ... More >>

Kimbra's Newest Video a Plea to Ditch Angora

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 4:53 pm | PETA

Singer Makes 'Cameo' Appearance in PETA PSA With Shocking Eyewitness Footage Showing Workers Rip Fur Out of Rabbits' Skin While They Scream More >>

Nearly Naked Christchurch Beauties Take on Annah Stretton

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 2:41 pm | PETA

Christchurch - Wearing nothing more than black briefs and holding a banner that read, “Compassion Is Always in Fashion – Go Fur-Free”, sexy supporters of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia today descended on fashion ... More >>

PETA Calls On Government To Swap Tobacco Tax For Meat Tax

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 10:33 am | PETA

Auckland – After the announcement that taxes on tobacco will increase by almost 50 per cent by 2020 in New Zealand, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia has written to New Zealand Finance Minister Bill English asking him to ... More >>

PETA Australia statement after octopus escapes from aquarium

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 11:07 am | PETA

Statement from PETA Australia in relation to Inky the octopus’ bold escape from New Zealand’s National Aquarium. Attributed to Campaign Coordinator Claire Fryer. More >>

Advice from PETA During Severe Thunderstorms

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 9:28 am | PETA

With severe thunderstorms including damaging gales and intense rain affecting your area, PETA is offering important advice to help ensure the safety of companion animals during the storm and should tornadoes hit. Please alert your audience to the following ... More >>

PETA Statement on Hamilton Zoo Tiger Attack

Monday, 21 September 2015, 3:35 pm | PETA

PETA was saddened but not surprised to hear that a zookeeper has been killed by a tiger at Hamilton Zoo. Unfortunately, this is just the latest in a long list of such incidents around the world, including another fatal attack in Poland just days ... More >>

Govt Lab Stops Shooting Live Pigs in Crime-Scene Experiments

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 1:45 pm | PETA


PETA on the 1080 threat

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 9:32 pm | PETA

While People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia would never condone the disturbing threats that someone is making to poison baby formula with 1080 in protest of the poison being used to kill wildlife, we can agree that no one should ... More >>

NZ Navy Members Receive PETA Award for Heroic Dog Rescue

Friday, 20 June 2014, 2:17 pm | PETA

Auckland – For rescuing a dog who was stranded on a large log near Smokehouse Bay, the officers and crew of the inshore patrol vessel HMNZS Hawea will receive a Hero to Animals Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia. ... More >>