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Harrowing Duck Shooting Footage Prompts Calls For Immediate Shooting Ban

Thursday, 9 May 2024, 9:38 am | SAFE

SAFE Head of Investigations, Will Appelbe, says the footage confirms that countless birds are likely being shot and wounded every year. More >>

National And Labour Leaders Commit To Greyhound Racing Ban In 1News Leaders' Debate

Friday, 13 October 2023, 10:37 am | SAFE

In a landmark moment for animal welfare, both the Labour and National party leaders pledged to ban greyhound racing during last night's 1News Leaders' debate. In response to the question "should greyhound racing be banned," Labour party leader ... More >>

SAFE Appalled After Another Mass Cattle Starvation Case Results In Just A Fine

Thursday, 12 October 2023, 9:57 am | SAFE

Animal rights organization SAFE is deeply disturbed that mass animal starvation has only resulted in a fine . A Ruawai farmer was sentenced on Tuesday after nearly half of the farmer’s 840 animals were found to be in poor health, suffering from ... More >>

Shocking New Footage Shows Calf Drowning In Mud

Tuesday, 1 August 2023, 10:31 am | SAFE

On the eve of a new campaign targeting the dairy industry, SAFE received shocking footage showing a new-born calf drowning in mud. The footage provided to SAFE by Christchurch Animal Save shows a newly born calf collapsed, writhing in wet and muddy ... More >>

Taxpayers Foot Fonterra's Bill To Ditch Coal, But Not Cows

Tuesday, 25 July 2023, 9:48 am | SAFE

Animal rights organisation SAFE is critical of the $90 million the Government is giving to Fonterra to reduce CO2 emissions, which won’t make a dent to their methane emissions. The dairy industry is New Zealand's largest greenhouse gas emitter, and ... More >>

Another Death Shows The Greyhound Racing Industry Is Still "inherently Dangerous"

Tuesday, 4 April 2023, 12:41 pm | SAFE

Animal rights organisation SAFE is again calling for the greyhound racing industry to be closed after a dog was killed last Thursday. Thrilling Nora suffered severe injuries during a re-qualifying trial in Waikato. She was found to have suffered ... More >>

Man Prosecuted For Failing To Provide Vet Care To A Greyhound, Resulting In Amputation

Friday, 24 March 2023, 12:46 pm | SAFE

A man whom SAFE understands is a greyhound racing trainer has been prosecuted for failing to ensure a greyhound received treatment alleviating any pain or distress. The greyhound had a catastrophic injury that went untreated for years. The greyhound’s ... More >>

"Access To Pasture Is A Right For Cows, Not A Privilege": Intensive Indoor Feedlot Proposal A Looming Welfare Disaster

Tuesday, 28 February 2023, 10:19 am | SAFE

SAFE (Save Animals from Exploitation) is urgently calling on Canterbury Regional Council to reject an intensive feedlot proposal which would see cattle housed indoors, 24 hours per day, year-round. Wongan Hills Limited has applied for consent to build ... More >>

Ticking Timebomb: SAFE Calls For Urgent Action For Salmon Ahead Of Marine Heatwave

Wednesday, 14 December 2022, 9:04 am | SAFE

SAFE is calling for urgent action to protect vulnerable farmed salmon, ahead of what NIWA has predicted to be a "significant" marine heatwave this summer. Marine heatwaves can have a devastating impact on marine ecosystems and animals. ... More >>

Fresh Concerns Over Granted Consent For Controversial Salmon Farm

Tuesday, 15 November 2022, 9:33 am | SAFE

Despite strong opposition from community groups and environmental and animal welfare organisations, New Zealand King Salmon’s controversial bid for an open ocean salmon farm in the Cook Strait has won resource consent from Marlborough District Council. ... More >>

‘End Of The Cage Age’ A Concerning Misnomer

Tuesday, 8 November 2022, 10:05 am | SAFE

SAFE is calling on the Government to put an end to all caged-hen farming in New Zealand, warning that without such action, the country will be left behind on global animal welfare standards. In recent weeks, the media has been abuzz with discussion ... More >>

We’re Kiwis, Not Cowboys: SAFE Renews Calls For A Ban On Rodeo Ahead Of Summer Season

Friday, 21 October 2022, 9:50 am | SAFE

Every summer, countless animals are subjected to fear, stress, risk of injury and death - all for the sake of ‘entertainment.’ Ahead of this weekend's season opening, SAFE is calling for an end to rodeo in Aotearoa. Around 35 rodeos take place in New ... More >>

Proposed Land-based Salmon Farms An Animal Welfare Disaster Waiting To Happen

Friday, 14 October 2022, 11:55 am | SAFE

SAFE Is Urging The Ministry For Primary Industries (MPI) To Reconsider Plans For A Proposed Land-based Salmon Farm In Light Of Growing Animal Welfare Concerns With Fish Farming. The $16.7 Million Project, Led By Mt Cook Alpine Salmon And Backed ... More >>

Urgent Action Needed For Newborn Lambs Hammered By Polar Blasts

Thursday, 6 October 2022, 10:38 am | SAFE

With more severe whether expected, SAFE is urging farmers to take immediate measures to protect newborn lambs. Heavy snowfall overnight has left countless lambs at the mercy of the freezing conditions. SAFE Head of Investigations Will Appelbe said farming ... More >>

Greyhound Trainer Attempts To Thwart Drug Test

Friday, 30 September 2022, 3:15 pm | SAFE

Another greyhound has tested positive for methamphetamine in the racing industry. The drug was detected in June 2022 in Palmerston North only after the trainer used a string of excuses to delay the urine swab by two hours. SAFE Campaigns Manager ... More >>

NZ King Salmon Mortality Rates Are Ethically And Legally Contentious

Thursday, 29 September 2022, 2:51 pm | SAFE

New Zealand King Salmon (NZKS) has reported a $24.5 million loss for its half-year earnings, of which it says a major contributor was a January mortality event. A 25% mortality rate for NZKS farms is considered standard for the company, and NZKS is ... More >>

Passing Of Live Export Bill A Historic Moment

Thursday, 29 September 2022, 10:26 am | SAFE

The Animal Welfare Amendment Bill passed its third reading last night, which will give effect to a ban on live export. All exports of cattle, deer, goats, and sheep by sea will stop on 30 April 2022 SAFE Chief Executive Debra Ashton said it’s a ... More >>

Opposition MP’s Out Of Touch On Live Export

Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 2:57 pm | SAFE

Fiery debate was heard in parliament during the third reading of the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill, which will give effect to a ban on live export. National MP Barbera Kuriger said the select committee process saw presentations that showed animals were ... More >>

SAFE Publishes Open Letter Calling For An End To The Killing Of Pregnant Cows

Tuesday, 27 September 2022, 2:24 pm | SAFE

Last month, SAFE launched a campaign shining a light on agriculture’s dirty secret; the production of foetal bovine serum (FBS), which involves killing cows during pregnancy and draining blood from unborn calves. Today, SAFE has published its open letter ... More >>

Greyhound With Untreated Pressure Ulcers Euthanised

Friday, 16 September 2022, 10:54 am | SAFE

A greyhound trainer has been disqualified for two years for failing to seek treatment for a greyhound. It’s another example that shows the racing industry is still failing to protect dogs. During an audit on 27 June 2022, Racing Integrity Board inspectors ... More >>





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