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Another Greyhound Death Highlights Urgent Need To End Racing

Tuesday, 28 May 2024, 8:40 am | SAFE For Animals

Yet another dog has died on New Zealand’s racetracks, prompting a renewed urgency in the calls for an end to the greyhound racing industry. On 24 May, Rapido Scud tragically died following a race at Hatrick Raceway in Wanganui. The dog collapsed ... More >>

Leading Animal Organisations Commit To Facilitate Rehoming Racing Greyhounds

Monday, 20 May 2024, 8:07 am | SAFE For Animals

SAFE Head of Investigations, Will Appelbe, says greyhound racing has long been under scrutiny for its inherent risks and harms to the dogs involved. More >>

Government Must Move To Ban Greyhound Racing Following Yet Another Two Deaths In Christchurch

Friday, 17 May 2024, 11:10 am | SAFE For Animals

Two greyhounds were tragically killed following a single race at Christchurch's Addington Raceway on 16 May 2024. Both Jovita and Palawa Queen were euthanised after suffering catastrophic fractures. More >>

On The Anniversary Of The Live Export Ban, SAFE Urges The Government To Stand Firm

Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 8:03 am | SAFE For Animals

SAFE CEO Debra Ashton says while this milestone should be a cause for celebration, it is overshadowed by the looming threat of its reversal. More >>

SAFE appalled by Government's proposed RMA reforms

Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 10:13 am | SAFE For Animals

SAFE is expressing deep concern over the Government's proposed amendments to the Resource Management Act (RMA), particularly the repeal of all regulations on intensive winter grazing (also known as mud farming). More >>

SAFE Stands In Solidarity At School Strike For Climate To Oppose Govt Policies Harming People, Animals And The Planet

Wednesday, 3 April 2024, 9:58 am | SAFE For Animals

Animal rights organisation SAFE is proud to announce its active participation in the forthcoming School Strike for Climate rally scheduled for Friday 5 April, in centres across the country. As staunch advocates for both animal rights and environmental ... More >>

Urgent Calls For Government Intervention As Fatalities On Greyhound Racetracks Soar

Friday, 22 March 2024, 10:46 am | SAFE For Animals

In the wake of three recent fatalities within a single week and the temporary closure of a racing track following a surge in injuries, SAFE is issuing an urgent plea to the Government: immediately implement a ban on Greyhound racing in Aotearoa. Just ... More >>

Fast-Track Approvals Bill A Threat To Animal Welfare, Environment, And Democratic Integrity

Tuesday, 19 March 2024, 10:31 am | SAFE For Animals

SAFE is urgently calling on the Environment Committee to reject the Government’s Fast-Track Approvals Bill, and is urging New Zealanders to rally behind the call. The proposed Bill, currently under consideration with the Environment select committee, ... More >>

Urgent Call To Protect The Ban On Live Animal Export

Monday, 4 March 2024, 12:08 pm | SAFE For Animals

SAFE is today launching a nationwide campaign aimed at the new government, issuing an urgent call to preserve the ban on live animal export. The campaign is calling on New Zealanders to add their names to a parliamentary petition, headed by Former ... More >>

Emergency Stop In Cape Town Exposes Deception In 'gold-standard' Promises

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 9:56 am | SAFE For Animals

The distressing emergency stop of the Al Kuwait in Cape Town has revealed a grim spectacle of suffering and neglect. With 19,000 cows aboard, this voyage has laid bare the cruel reality of live export by sea. Disturbing images have surfaced revealing ... More >>

Government Must Move To Ban Greyhound Racing Following Two Deaths In Christchurch

Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 8:57 am | SAFE For Animals

The consequences of the previous Government’s delay on banning greyhound racing has resulted in countless injuries and deaths - with two dogs killed in Christchurch already this year. Miss Madrid, aged four, was euthanised at Addington Raceway on ... More >>

"Empty Words Don't Save Lives": Another Greyhound Fatality Prompts Calls To End Industry

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 9:21 am | SAFE For Animals

SAFE is renewing calls for the Prime Minister to stand behind his words and ban greyhound racing after horrific injuries claim the life of yet another greyhound. The greyhound, Thrilling Herbie, has been euthanised after fracturing both hocks ... More >>

Past Time To Address The Cow In The Room: Government Must Take Drastic Steps To Reducing Emissions From Agriculture

Tuesday, 12 December 2023, 11:09 am | SAFE For Animals

Animal rights organisation SAFE is urging the new Government to take seriously warnings about the urgent need to reduce methane from farmed animals, to limit damage to human and animal health. The latest report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of ... More >>

"We’re Falling Behind": New Zealand Must Ban Rodeo To Sustain Our Position As Leader In Animal Welfare

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 9:28 am | SAFE For Animals

Animal Rights organisation SAFE is urging the Government to follow quickly on the heels of Los Angeles and ban rodeo, to uphold the country’s animal welfare status. As rodeo season kicks off in Aotearoa, the Los Angeles City Council has voted in ... More >>

Greyhound Racing Dealt Another Blow As Auckland Track Scrapped

Tuesday, 5 December 2023, 11:53 am | SAFE For Animals

SAFE is ecstatic to learn the controversial Manukau Sports Bowl Greyhound racing track is set to be disestablished and replaced with an athletics track. The announcement came from the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board on Friday, following a strong campaign ... More >>

Animal Advocacy Alliance Calls On New Government To Stand Behind New Zealand’s ‘world-leading’ Animal Welfare Reputation

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 10:40 am | SAFE For Animals

In an historic move, fifteen of New Zealand’s leading animal advocacy groups have united to urgently call on the new Government to establish an independent Commissioner for Animals. The Alliance partner advocacy groups work across the spectrum of animal ... More >>

Plans To Reverse Ban On Live Export By Sea Labelled As "Disgraceful" By SAFE

Monday, 27 November 2023, 10:11 am | SAFE For Animals

Animal rights organisation SAFE is outraged that the incoming Government plans to bring back the cruel live export by sea trade. The coalition agreements between National, ACT and New Zealand First published on Friday commit to reversing the live export ... More >>

Hundreds To Gather In Wellington To Urge Government To Fund Transition To Plant-based Agriculture

Friday, 17 November 2023, 9:45 am | SAFE For Animals

Animal rights activists are set to descend on the capital this Saturday for the Wellington Animal Rights March. Initiated by a local grassroots activist group, Wellington Vegan Actions, and supported by SAFE, the march brings together activists from across ... More >>

Top Greyhound Racing Trainer Faces Methamphetamine And Neglect Charges

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 8:55 am | SAFE For Animals

One of New Zealand’s top greyhound trainers, John McInerney, has been charged by the Racing Integrity Board after one of his dogs tested positive for methamphetamine, and leaving another greyhound, Impressive Isla, suffering in pain and distress for ... More >>

Greyhound Suffers Injuries Reminiscent Of Car Accidents Whilst Racing

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 10:05 am | SAFE For Animals

A greyhound sustained a serious skull injury whilst racing at the Manawatu Raceway on Tuesday. After his leg became entangled, Go Norman’s head made heavy contact with the starting boxes. The force fractured his skull and caused a laceration over ... More >>





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