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SAFE Zeroes In On Rodeo With A New Petition Launching Today

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 8:41 am | SAFE

This Saturday, so-called ‘cowboys’ will put animals at risk of injury or death at the ‘Mad Bull’ rodeo in Otago and the WFL Bull Ride Martinborough. Two bulls were killed at the Mad Bull rodeo last year, and another was killed at the Martinborough ... More >>

SAFE Is Shocked To Find MPI Advertising For A Live Export Job Vacancy

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 10:05 am | SAFE

Last year, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) embarked on a review of the live export industry, the outcome of which could be a ban on the trade. Despite this, MPI is currently advertising for a manager to look after live animal exports. The ... More >>

"It’s Long Overdue" - SAFE Urges The Government To Release The Live Export Review

Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 11:53 am | SAFE

Animal rights organisation SAFE is calling on the Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor to release the live export review which he started in June last year. Four live export ships have arrived in New Zealand in the past fortnight. These shipments cleared ... More >>

Wellington High Court Finds Farrowing Crate Minimum Standards Unlawful

Friday, 13 November 2020, 5:23 pm | SAFE

In a Judgement released today, the High Court has ruled the Minister of Agriculture and the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) have acted illegally when they failed to phase out the farming practice farrowing crates for mother pigs. The ... More >>

Wellington High Court Finds Farrowing Crate Minimum Standards Unlawful

Friday, 13 November 2020, 2:27 pm | SAFE

In a Judgement released today, the High Court has ruled the Minister of Agriculture and the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) have acted illegally when they failed to phase out the farming practice farrowing crates for mother pigs. The ... More >>

Greyhound Racing Industry Kills Three Dogs In Three Weeks

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 11:55 am | SAFE

On 22 October, Opawa Lola was killed at Cambridge Raceway in the Waikato. This was followed by Star of Pakistan and Sozin’s Assasin on 2 November, both of whom were killed at Addington Raceway in Christchurch. All three dogs suffered from a fractured ... More >>

SAFE Says New Analysis Of Live Export Ships Shows There Is Still A High Risk To Animals

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 1:54 pm | SAFE

New analysis from The Guardian has found that live export ships are twice as likely to be lost at sea as cargo vessels. SAFE Campaigns Manager Bianka Atlas said the growing evidence supports what SAFE has been saying for years. "It is clear ... More >>

Live Export Report Is Tinkering Around The Edges

Friday, 23 October 2020, 1:39 pm | SAFE

The Ministry for Primary Industries has today released new requirements for the export of live animals by sea, following recommendations from a review into the animal welfare assurances MPI receives from exporters. The review was led by Mike Heron ... More >>

Animals Will Be At Risk Of Injury Or Death During Rodeo Opening Weekend

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 3:05 pm | SAFE

The annual rodeo season opens this weekend with the Winchester Rodeo on Saturday, and the Methven Rodeo on Sunday. Like last year, animals will be at risk of injury or death. Two animals died last rodeo season, both at the ‘Mad Bull’ rodeo in ... More >>

COVID-19 Outbreak On A Live Export Ship

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 10:46 am | SAFE

While New Zealand is gearing up to lift a temporary ban on live exports, 25 crew have tested positive for COVID-19 on the livestock carrier Al Messilah, which is docked at Fremantle Port in Western Australia. The ship, which was due to be loading ... More >>

A Labour/Green Government Could Be A Huge Win For Animals

Friday, 16 October 2020, 10:25 am | SAFE

Current polling suggests the Labour party will need the Greens to form a new Government and this could mean big gains for animals. SAFE CEO Debra Ashton said the two parties have already agreed on a phaseout of cruel colony cages in previous election campaigns. ... More >>

Animal Welfare Sentencing Demonstrates MPI’s Incompetencesafe

Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 10:24 am | SAFE

A Waihi dairy farming couple were fined over $7,500 yesterday for serious animal welfare charges. Between 2018 and 2019, three cows had to be euthanised to end their suffering, and 30 cows required urgent remedial treatment due to significant underfeeding. ... More >>

SAFE Supports Wellington City Councillor’s Push For Fireworks Ban Near The Zoo

Monday, 12 October 2020, 1:12 pm | SAFE

Wellington City Councillor Fleur Fitzsimons is campaigning to ban the use of fireworks within a two-kilometre radius around Wellington Zoo. SAFE campaigns manager Marianne Macdonald said it’s a good move and would like to see the ban go further. "Wildlife, ... More >>

Animal Rights And Climate Activists To Protest Leaders Debate In Christchurch Tonight

Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 9:09 am | SAFE

Animal rights organisation SAFE is joining Extinction Rebellion at their demonstration at The Press Leaders Debate, to be held at the Christchurch Town Hall tonight. SAFE spokesperson Will Appelbe said more needs to be done if we are to avoid the worst ... More >>

It’s Time To Say ‘Mooove Over, Dairy!’ For World Vegetarian Month

Friday, 2 October 2020, 8:43 am | SAFE

SAFE has launched a brand new Dairy-Free Challenge to coincide with World Vegetarian Month this October. SAFE Eat Kind Programme Coordinator Kylie Dale said "Going dairy-free is a great move for your health, for our planet and for animals." ... More >>

SAFE Launches Ad Campaign To Free Hens From Colony Cages

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 8:20 am | SAFE

In a new TV commercial launched this week, SAFE is telling politicians, "It’s time to put the chicken before the egg." SAFE CEO Debra Ashton said hens have been waiting for six years for colony cages to be banned. "The Labour and the ... More >>

'Ban Live Export' - SAFE And SPCA Chief Executives Co-author An Open Letter To The Prime Minister

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 9:16 am | SAFE

SAFE CEO Debra Ashton and SPCA CEO Andrea Midgen have co-authored a letter to Jacinda Ardern asking her to show the world just how kind New Zealand is by banning the export of live animals. The letter was published in this morning’s edition of the New ... More >>

MPI Is Stalling By Announcing Another Live Export Review

Friday, 11 September 2020, 12:03 pm | SAFE

The Ministry for Primary Industries has today launched an independent review into the assurances for safe transport of livestock by sea. Mike Heron QC has been appointed to lead the review, which is expected to take about a month. SAFE Campaigns Manager ... More >>

Animal Welfare Heavy Weight Calls For A Ban On Live Export

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 10:47 am | SAFE

In an interview with RNZ Checkpoint yesterday , Dr John Hellstrom ONZM described his first-hand experience seeing New Zealand cattle suffer overseas which, in his view, meant a ban on live export is necessary. Dr Hellstrom was formerly Chair of ... More >>

Sunken Ship And Export Company Have A Sketchy Past

Friday, 4 September 2020, 9:40 am | SAFE

The Gulf Livestock 1 has a history of engine problems. During a voyage in July 2019, the livestock vessel drifted for 25 hours whilst undergoing repairs following an engine failure. Australasian Global Exports (AGE), the company exporting the 5,867 ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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