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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 >>

Greyhound Doping And Suspicious Betting Should Warrant A Police Investigation

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 11:46 am | SAFE

Last week the Otago Daily Times revealed an unidentified punter placed a $10,000 bet on greyhound Zipping Sarah, who won her race at the Addington Raceway in November 2020 before testing positive for methamphetamine. Of the 481 bets placed totalling ... More >>

Gambling Profits Are Crippling, Potentially Killing Dogs

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 12:42 pm | SAFE

Six dogs have suffered broken legs at New Zealand greyhound races in the past two weeks. On Sunday, in a video broadcast by the TAB, in Race 3 at Auckland, greyhound All Day Long suffered a harrowing fall and broken leg. On the same day, at the same ... More >>

Live Export Protests Planned For Both Islands This Weekend

Friday, 9 April 2021, 6:08 am | SAFE

Locals in Timaru and Ahuriri preparing for protests this Saturday and Sunday respectively due to the influx of live export ships Aotearoa has seen this week. Two live export ships arrived at Ahuriri this week, with another two arriving this weekend. Thousands ... More >>

Auckland’s Cornwall Park Is Raising Animals For The Live Export Trade

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 10:18 am | SAFE

Members of the public are outraged to learn that cows farmed on Epsom’s Cornwall Park have been sold to live animal exporters. Cornwall Park was gifted to the Cornwall Park Trust Board in 1901 by Sir John Logan Campbell, who wished the park would be ... More >>

The Suez Canal Crisis Creates More Fears For New Zealand Animals

Monday, 29 March 2021, 6:27 am | SAFE

The Guardian has reported that 20 live export ships are delayed, due to the stricken container ship Ever Given, which is currently blocking the Suez Canal. If the situation isn’t resolved, thousands of animals could be killed. SAFE CEO Debra Ashton said ... More >>

Delays To Winter Grazing Regulations Put Calves And Their Mothers At Risk

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 11:52 am | SAFE

The Government is delaying the introduction of new winter grazing regulations after bowing to pressure from agriculture lobbyists. The regulations were meant to come into effect from May 2021, but the Government has deferred new regulations to 2022, ... More >>

Gruesome Injuries And Even Death Face Animals Abused This Rodeo Season

Tuesday, 16 March 2021, 7:08 am | SAFE

Rodeo veterinarian reports obtained under the Official Information Act show that about 30 injuries and one death have occurred at rodeo events so far this season (up until 20 February). The injuries recorded include lacerations, injury to horns, ... More >>

Fine For The Abuse Of 250 Calves A Slap On The Wrist

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 3:40 pm | SAFE

This week Anthony Brolly was sentenced in the Taupō District Court on seven animal welfare charges. He was fined $12,000 and ordered to pay costs of $5,292 after he failed to feed, adequately treat and prevent parasites in 245 calves, and ill-treated ... More >>

In-ovo Sexing Technologies Could Spare Millions Of Chicks - If New Zealand Follows Germany’s Lead

Friday, 22 January 2021, 6:48 am | SAFE

On Wednesday, Germany’s Cabinet approved legislation that will prohibit the practice of killing newly hatched male chicks from 1 January next year. Instead, Germany will use in-ovo gender technology, which enables egg producers to test the sex of embryos ... More >>

More Cows To Be Exported From Port Taranaki Tomorrow

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 8:16 am | SAFE

Ocean Ute, which arrived at Port Taranaki yesterday, is the second live export ship to arrive in New Zealand this year. Taranaki Animal Rights Group has two demonstrations planned for today. A protest at midday and a vigil at 6.30pm tonight . The number ... More >>

SAFE Commends New Ministry Of Health Eating Guidelines For Promoting Plant-Based Diets

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 8:31 am | SAFE

The Ministry of Health has for the first time acknowledged the correlation between sustainable diets and the climate emergency. The Ministry’s new eating guidelines say there is an urgent need to promote diets that are healthy and have low environmental ... More >>

Greyhound Summer Death Toll Reaches Eight Dogs

Monday, 11 January 2021, 10:54 am | SAFE

Eight greyhounds have been euthanised since December 18 after sustaining racing injuries. This includes five in Whanganui at what animal rights organisation SAFE is calling a ‘death track’. SAFE spokesperson Will Appelbe is calling on the ... More >>

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 >>