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Live Export Company Lobbying For Baby Calf Exports

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 7:51 am | SAFE

In an article published last week in Farmers Weekly, Australian live animal export company Austrex NZ advocated for the export of four-day old calves as an alternative to being ‘tapped on the head,’ referring to the use of a blunt force trauma. ... More >>

SAFE’s Reaction To NZDIA’s Decision To Revoke Share Farmer Title Over Social Media Comments

Friday, 10 July 2020, 6:02 pm | SAFE

SAFE CEO Debra Ashton says "The NZDIA has done the right thing, and we’re glad to see Bertram has been held to account over his actions. He should take this as an opportunity to right his wrongs and show that he takes animal welfare seriously." ... More >>

New Zealand Share Farmer Of The Year Winner A Profane Industry Poster Boy

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 8:51 am | SAFE

<center><center><img src="" width="720" height="462"></center> </center> <center>Tweet posted by Nick Bertram </center> In 2017, ... More >>

Sharemilker Who Bashed Cows With A Pipe Given A Slap On The Wrist

Monday, 6 July 2020, 6:40 pm | SAFE

Northland sharemilker Mike Luke who was filmed repeatedly and violently bashing his cows was sentenced in the Whangārei District Court today and fined $3,130. The footage was taken by Farmwatch after complaints from farm workers were ignored by ... More >>

Fishing Industry Will Continue To Kill Dolphins Under New Rules

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 1:26 pm | SAFE

New measures announced yesterday by Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage and Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash will not bring the critically endangered Māui dolphin back from the brink, according to animal rights organisation SAFE. SAFE Campaigns Director ... More >>

SAFE Is Outraged After Cows Are Forced To Endure Muddy Conditions

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 7:49 am | SAFE

Photos shot by a Fiordland resident in early June show cows in mud-filled paddocks with no shelter. A complaint was made to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), which failed to take any action after visiting the farm. Two weeks later, new photos ... More >>

Live Exports Of Cows Set To Double This Year, Despite Review

Friday, 12 June 2020, 7:09 am | SAFE

Almost double the number of cows were exported in the first five months of 2020 than in the same period in 2019. This increase has occurred while the Government is undertaking a review of the live-export trade, which Agriculture Minister Damien ... More >>

Farrowing Crates Will Be Scrutinised In The Wellington High Court Today

Monday, 8 June 2020, 7:41 am | SAFE

SAFE and the New Zealand Animal Law Association (NZALA) will appear in court today. They will demonstrate that farrowing crates violate the Animal Welfare Act 1999. By filing legal proceedings, SAFE and NZALA wish to compel the National Animal Welfare ... More >>

Budget 2020: How Will Investment Be Spent In The Primary Sector?

Friday, 15 May 2020, 11:49 am | SAFE

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor announced this morning that as part of this year’s budget the Government is to invest $5.4 million over four years to improve animal welfare. "It’s great to see the Government investing in animal welfare," ... More >>

Hundreds Of Greyhounds Set To Die This Season

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 11:35 am | SAFE

The Greyhound Racing New Zealand 2019 annual report illustrates that 293 dogs were euthanised in 2019 due to the industry’s failure to rehome them. A further 54 were euthanised at the track due to critical injuries sustained during racing. Greyhound ... More >>

SAFE Wants Plant-based Agriculture At The Heart Of COVID-19 Economic Stimulus

Friday, 24 April 2020, 11:59 am | SAFE

The demand for plant-based protein is growing internationally, and the Government should seize the opportunity to include this in their economic stimulus package, says animal rights organisation SAFE. KPMG global head of agribusiness Ian Proudfoot ... More >>

Taranaki Regional Council Shifting Blame Over Live Export Controversy

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 1:04 pm | SAFE

SAFE is calling out Taranaki Regional Council (TRC) chief executive Basil Chamberlain for saying animal activists got it wrong. The chief executive claimed that Port Taranaki, which in January began facilitating the export of live animals, has an independent ... More >>

Taranaki Locals Launch Petition To End Live Export

Friday, 17 April 2020, 9:31 am | SAFE

The live animal export ship Yangtze Harmony arrived in Port Taranaki yesterday to collect 4,450 cows, expected to depart tomorrow. This is the third live export ship to berth in New Plymouth this year. SAFE and other local groups want to see the practice ... More >>

Mother Pigs Will Have Their Day In Court

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 10:10 am | SAFE

Farrowing crates, which confine mother pigs kept on factory farms, violate the Animal Welfare Act 1999, and for the first time in New Zealand history the Act will be tested in court. SAFE and the New Zealand Animal Law Association (NZALA) filed court proceedings ... More >>

Two Animals Killed During The Current Rodeo Season

Monday, 24 February 2020, 8:39 am | SAFE

RNZ Checkpoint last week reported that the rodeo industry has killed two animals during the current rodeo season. Information recently obtained by animal rights organisation SAFE reveals two bulls were killed at ‘Mad Bull’ rodeo events in November and ... More >>

SAFE to protest arrival of live export ship at Port Taranaki

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 9:07 am | SAFE

The live export ship Yangtze Fortune is now on its way to New Plymouth to collect 3,800 cows for export, and animal rights organisation SAFE will protest its arrival. More >>

SAFE to protest arrival of live export ship at Auckland Port

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 8:50 am | SAFE

Caring Kiwis opposed to the live export trade will be protesting the arrival of livestock carrier Yangtze Fortune at Auckland Port today. More >>

Morning Harvest exposed for caged-hen cruelty

Friday, 20 December 2019, 8:59 am | SAFE

An exposé which aired on Newshub Live at 6pm last night showed dying, dead and rotting hens on a Whangārei colony cage farm. More >>

Review of live export trade open for public submissions

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 8:08 am | SAFE

The review of the controversial live export trade is now open for submissions from the public. More >>

Cruel animal test demonstrated outside LUSH Auckland

Sunday, 1 December 2019, 11:52 am | SAFE

NZAVS and SAFE, with support from LUSH Cosmetics Australasia, demonstrated the cruel Forced Swim Test outside LUSH Newmarket today. The action that took place outside the LUSH store in Newmarket, Auckland, involved a dunk tank, which volunteers from ... More >>