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Gareth Hughes Becomes Chair Of SAFE’s Board Of Directors

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 10:50 am | SAFE

Former Green Party MP Gareth Hughes was voted in as Chair of SAFE’s Board of Directors following the charity’s AGM last week. "SAFE has been a strong voice for animals and our recent legal victory over sow crates shows we are delivering for them," ... More >>

New Zealand Must Move Away From Animal Agriculture To Meet Global Methane Pledge

Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 11:13 am | SAFE

Overnight at the COP26 climate summit, the United States and European Union announced a global partnership to cut emissions of methane by 2030. New Zealand is one of more than 100 countries that have signed up to the Global Methane Pledge, which aims to ... More >>

Hundreds Of New Zealand Veterinary Professionals Have Put Their Name To An Open Letter To Ban Colony Cages

Monday, 18 October 2021, 6:43 am | SAFE

SAFE has published an open letter this morning in the Dominion Post, calling on Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor to announce a ban on colony cages. Over 250 New Zealand veterinary professionals have put their name to the letter, warning the ... More >>

Yet Another Greyhound Tests Positive For Prohibited Substances In Christchurch

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 2:43 pm | SAFE

In a judgement released this week by the Racing Integrity Board, Craig Roberts was fined $2,000 after his dog Willene Bale tested positive for Ketoprofen at Addington Raceway in July 2021. This is the third time one of Roberts’ dogs had tested positive ... More >>

Pressure is mounting for a ban on greyhound racing

Thursday, 2 September 2021, 3:02 pm | SAFE

Racing Ministry Grant Robertson has put the greyhound racing industry formally on notice following the release of a damning review of the industry. The review, which was commissioned in April 2021 and completed by Sir Bruce Robertson, shows the industry ... More >>

Mud farming continues in the South Island

Thursday, 26 August 2021, 9:16 am | SAFE

Images and video provided to SAFE show winter grazing conditions on many farms haven’t improved in parts of Southland and Otago. The content shows sheep caked in mud, a mother cow licking her calf lying in the mud, another calf who lies motionless in ... More >>

Media Release Correction - Greyhound Trainer Fined For Striking His Dog

Friday, 13 August 2021, 11:57 am | SAFE

Last week Labour MP Priyanca Radhakrishnan accepted The Greyhound Protection League of New Zealand’s 37,700 signature-strong petition, calling for a ban on greyhound racing in New Zealand. SAFE's media release earlier this morning incorrectly stated ... More >>

Greyhound Trainer Fined For Striking His Dog

Friday, 13 August 2021, 11:08 am | SAFE

In a judgement released yesterday, the Racing Integrity Board fined Francis McPhee $350 for striking their dog Vegas Chops across her hindquarters. The incident on 11 July 2021 was in full view of spectators and broadcast across Trackside TV. This ... More >>

Petition To Ban Greyhound Racing Heading To Parliament On Wednesday

Monday, 2 August 2021, 12:04 pm | SAFE

SAFE and the Greyhound Protection League are delivering their 37,000 strong petition to Parliament on Wednesday, which calls for a ban on greyhound racing and to rehabilitate and rehome all dogs bred for racing. This petition was supported by Grey2K USA Worldwide. ... More >>

MPI’s Failure To Prosecute Mass Chicken Deaths Unacceptable

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 2:09 pm | SAFE

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has failed in its duty to enforce animal welfare by not prosecuting a farm where a power outage suffocated and killed 180,000 chickens . The incident which occurred in November 2019 has since been described ... More >>

New Sentence For Meth Doping Greyhound Trainer Won’t Protect Further Dogs From Harm

Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 9:31 am | SAFE

Angela Turnwald, the greyhound racing trainer who was fined and disqualified for four months earlier this year following a doping scandal, has now had that disqualification extended to 18 months . Turnwald’s dog Zipping Sarah tested positive for methamphetamine ... More >>

Another Greyhound Killed At Whanganui Death Track

Monday, 12 July 2021, 10:56 am | SAFE

SAFE is calling for MPI to "step up and shut down" the Whanganui greyhound racing track after another dog has been killed. On Friday, Big Time Frosty became the 10th dog killed this racing season at the notorious Whanganui greyhound racing ... More >>

Twelfth Greyhound Killed At Palmerston North Racetrack Yesterday

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 11:29 am | SAFE

The dog Federal Fear broke his leg yesterday at the Palmerston North racetrack and was killed as a result. This is the fourth dog killed by the greyhound racing industry since Grant Robertson announced his review on 16 April and the twelfth since 1 January ... More >>

Aotearoa Lags As EU Moves To Free 300 Million Animals From Cages

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 11:37 am | SAFE

Today, the European Commission announced its commitment to ban the caging of all farmed animals across the European Union by 2027. The historic commitment will free 300 million animals from cages. As the world moves away from outdated and cruel intensive ... More >>

Shark Finning Will Continue In Aotearoa Until Onboard Cameras Become Compulsory

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 6:03 am | SAFE

The New Zealand Herald reported on Monday that Aotearoa exported 13.5 tonnes of shark fins last year. In 2014 it became illegal to remove fins at sea from sharks caught in New Zealand waters and discard their bodies into the ocean. However, it ... More >>

Aotearoa Lags Behind As EU Moves To Ban Colony Cages

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 6:05 am | SAFE

Last week the European Parliament urged the European Commission to ban the caging of all farmed animals across the European Union by 2027. The resolution was adopted with overwhelming support from MEPs. It urged the Commission to revise the outdated ... More >>

Silver Collar Greyhound Race Reveals Cruelty And Corruption

Tuesday, 15 June 2021, 11:53 am | SAFE

Federal Morgan broke his leg in the final race at the "Silver Collar" races at the Auckland Greyhound Racing Club on Sunday 13 June 2021. Federal Morgan was considered a star performer, who’s trainer Lisa Cole made a late withdrawal ... More >>

Ban Live Exports International Awareness Day Marred As Live Export Ships Make Their Way To Aotearoa

Monday, 14 June 2021, 6:18 am | SAFE

Today for Ban Live Exports International Awareness Day, people around the world are pressuring their governments to end the live export trade. While the export of livestock by sea is ending in Aotearoa, the Government has yet to announce the date ... More >>

Rampant Animal Mistreatment In The Dairy Industry Warrants Inquiry

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 9:05 am | SAFE

Stuff revealed yesterday that dairy industry animal welfare complaints have increased over the last four years. According to data from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), in 2017 there were 264 complaints, 258 in 2018, 332 in 2019 and last year ... More >>

Greyhound Killed And Five Injured In A Single Day Of Racing In Auckland

Monday, 24 May 2021, 10:03 am | SAFE

Yesterday at Manukau Stadium in Auckland, the greyhound Paris End was euthanised after falling during a race and suffering several fractures. He was just over 3 years old. Five other dogs sustained significant injuries at the same meeting, including ... More >>