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Suspension Of Whanganui Greyhound Racetrack Is Nine Months Too Late

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 1:30 pm | SAFE For Animals

Greyhound Racing Zealand today announced that racing at Hatrick Raceway in Whanganui is indefinitely suspended, pending an independent assessment due to safety concerns. This announcement follows three races where multiple injuries occurred over three ... More >>

Community Board Rejects Greyhound Racing Track Proposal In Christchurch

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 8:51 am | SAFE For Animals

The Waitai Coastal-Burwood Community Board has chosen not to progress with an application from the greyhound racing industry to build a new dog racing track at QEII Park in Christchurch. Community Board member Bebe Frayle said in an email that the board ... More >>

Council land should not be used for greyhound racing

Monday, 20 September 2021, 1:19 pm | SAFE For Animals

Greyhound Racing New Zealand (GRNZ) has made a proposal to lease land at QEII Park to build a new racetrack. The two other proposals for the 4-hectare section of land include a multi-sport training and entertainment complex and a range for the Christchurch ... More >>

Whanganui racetracks sees half a dozen greyhounds injured

Monday, 20 September 2021, 10:49 am | SAFE For Animals

At a racing meet last Wednesday, six dogs were injured at the Whanganui greyhound racing track. Two of the dogs suffered broken legs, with a third suspected. Two of the dogs are undergoing x-rays to confirm. More >>

Whistleblower Exposes Shocking Cruelty To Hens On New Zealand Farm

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 6:00 am | SAFE For Animals

A former farmworker who wishes to remain anonymous, has revealed to SAFE the horrific conditions that hens are living in at the colony cage farm ‘Northern Eggs’ in Whangarei. In May 2021, a former Northern Eggs worker approached SAFE with images ... More >>

Update: Petition To Ban Greyhound Racing Handover Event Has Moved

Wednesday, 4 August 2021, 12:37 pm | SAFE For Animals

The handover event for the petition to ban greyhound racing has moved to outside the Parliamentary Library building. The event is scheduled to begin at 1pm today. SAFE and the Greyhound Protection League are delivering their 37,000 strong petition ... More >>

NZALA And SAFE File Court Proceedings Against The Government For Their Failure To Ban Rodeo

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 6:39 am | SAFE For Animals

The New Zealand Animal Law Association (NZALA) and SAFE have filed proceedings against the Minister of Agriculture and the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) for their failure to end rodeo events. NZALA and SAFE said rodeo activities violate ... More >>

Live Export By Sea To Continue For Two Years

Friday, 16 July 2021, 1:05 pm | SAFE For Animals

SAFE is disappointed by an announcement from MPI today that exports of livestock by sea will continue until 30 April 2023. SAFE CEO Debra Ashton says they received the news via email which only outlined brief details around the transition from when ... More >>

Campaign To Outlaw Colony Cages Launches In New Zealand Today

Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 6:27 am | SAFE For Animals

Today, SAFE has launched its Free Hens from Cages campaign, calling on the Government to free the 1.2 million hens trapped in colony cages in New Zealand. SAFE is asking New Zealanders to sign its petition calling on Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor ... More >>

Another Case Of Doping Heightens Concerns For Welfare Of Dogs

Friday, 2 July 2021, 6:28 am | SAFE For Animals

A fourth case of doping came to light in a judgement released yesterday when Racing Integrity Unit (RIU) charged B L Goldsack after presenting a dog with a prohibited substance to race. The dog, Light Cruiser, was found to have been given diclofenac, ... More >>

Cows Put At Risk While Cabinet Ponders Live Export’s Future

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 1:45 pm | SAFE For Animals

The live export ship Ocean Ute is scheduled to arrive at Port Taranaki tomorrow to export thousands of cows. This is the second time Ocean Ute has exported animals from New Zealand this year. Radio New Zealand reported today that a paper has been ... More >>

Over 500 Animals Dead, Hundreds More Injured Last Year For Entertainment

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 10:01 am | SAFE For Animals

Horse racing, greyhound racing and rodeo caused hundreds of animal injuries and deaths last year. The most recent victim was Rock on Wood, a horse killed in the Wellington Cup race on Saturday. SAFE Campaigns Officer Paris Waterworth said animals ... More >>

Green MP Gareth Hughes Commits His Party To Banning Factory Farming

Friday, 24 July 2020, 9:09 am | SAFE For Animals

Last night at SAFE’s ‘Political Panel for Animals’, Green MP Gareth Hughes gave a sneak peek of his party’s upcoming animal welfare policy. It will include a ban on factory farming. SAFE CEO Debra Ashton says this is a massive step forward ... More >>

Colorado Has Just Banned Caged Eggs - New Zealand Should Be Next

Friday, 3 July 2020, 4:01 pm | SAFE For Animals

Colorado’s cage ban will free six million hens from a lifetime of confinement in cages. The State’s Governor signed the bill into law yesterday. Colorado joins Washington, Oregon, Michigan and California as the fifth state in the United States ... More >>

Thousands Of Ducks Will Suffer In Silence This Shooting Season

Friday, 22 May 2020, 7:54 am | SAFE For Animals

Our waterways will be shattered with the sound of gunfire, as hunters injure thousands of birds when duck shooting opens this weekend. Projectiles released when a shotgun shell is fired can spread out to hit non-target birds flying nearby. These birds ... More >>

Damning New Animal Protection Report Downgrades New Zealand’s Ranking

Friday, 13 March 2020, 10:01 am | SAFE For Animals

World Animal Protection has downgraded New Zealand’s animal protection ranking in a recently released report. The Animal Protection Index ranks 50 countries around the world according to their animal welfare policies and legislation. The index awarded ... More >>

Troubled Rodeo Club Ought To Be Reined In

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 9:56 am | SAFE For Animals

Two animal rights organisations are demanding the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) cancel a Dunedin rodeo following the deaths of two animals. SAFE and Direct Animal Action are calling for MPI to conduct an audit of the ‘Mad Bull’ rodeo ... More >>

NZ animal charities combine to assist in Australia fires

Wednesday, 8 January 2020, 10:38 am | SAFE For Animals

With the help of animal rights group SAFE, Animal Evac New Zealand deployed a team of volunteers from Wellington to New South Wales this morning. This team will assist with both animals and communities, affected by the Australian bush fires. More >>

SAFE to protest Canterbury Rodeo

Friday, 3 January 2020, 11:07 am | SAFE For Animals

Animal rights organisation SAFE will be protesting at the Canterbury rodeo tomorrow, to stand up for the bullied and abused animals. More >>

SAFE says Ministry for Primary Industries is failing animals

Friday, 20 December 2019, 4:12 pm | SAFE For Animals

An exposé which aired on Newshub Live last night showed dying, dead and rotting hens on a Whangārei colony cage farm. The footage from Northern Eggs showed bodies of hens that had been long-dead, trampled-flat into the floor of the cages, in clear ... More >>