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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 >>

Political Parties Neglect Animal Welfare, Survey Reveals

Tuesday, 19 September 2023, 9:34 am | SAFE For Animals

The results of SAFE’s political survey published today demonstrate that most parliamentary parties neglect animal welfare. SAFE Campaign Manager Emma Brodie says this stands in stark contrast to the sentiments of the New Zealand voting public. "While ... More >>

Greyhound Euthanized Following Horrific Injuries While Racing On Friday

Monday, 11 September 2023, 10:30 am | SAFE For Animals

The greyhound Lolly Rapper couldn’t survive horrific injuries when she fell during a race on Friday 8 September 2023. She suffered a compound fracture where bones broke through her skin. She was subsequently euthanised. Animal rights organisation SAFE ... More >>

SAFE Launches Nationwide Advertising Campaign Focused On National’s Live Export Policy

Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 9:37 am | SAFE For Animals

National will bring back the cruel live export trade - that’s the message animal rights organisation SAFE wants to remind voters ahead of the election this year with a nationwide advertising campaign. SAFE CEO Debra Ashton says the ban on live export ... More >>

SAFE Marks The First Annual Bobby Calf Awareness Day This Weekend

Thursday, 24 August 2023, 12:18 pm | SAFE For Animals

This Sunday, SAFE joins Aotearoa Liberation League, Animal Save NZ, Climate Justice Taranaki, Animals Aotearoa and Freedom for the Animals in calling attention to the plight of bobby calves killed by New Zealand's dairy industry. An estimated two million ... More >>

Lame Sheep Caked In Mud An "Unacceptable" Sight

Tuesday, 15 August 2023, 10:31 am | SAFE For Animals

Footage has been passed on to SAFE which shows sheep caked in mud and struggling to walk. The footage was shot in Southland on Sunday 13 August 2023. This property has had ongoing issues with winter grazing. Photos were taken in early July also ... More >>

"Game-changer For Animals" - Government Told To Review All Codes Of Welfare

Wednesday, 2 August 2023, 10:29 am | SAFE For Animals

The Days Of Winter Grazing And Colony Cages Could Be Numbered, Along With Other Practices Inconsistent With The Animal Welfare Act 1999, Following A Ground-breaking Report From The Regulations Review Committee. The Committee Has Told The Government ... More >>

SAFE Slams Weak Penalties Given To Greyhound Abuser

Wednesday, 19 July 2023, 10:38 am | SAFE For Animals

Animal rights organisation SAFE is appalled that a deliberate act of abuse in the greyhound racing industry received such weak penalties last week. A licensed greyhound handler has been fined $1,200 for abusing two dogs and assaulting a trainer at Addington ... More >>

Pet’s Death Is The Result Of Normalizing And Promoting Shooting Cats

Tuesday, 4 July 2023, 12:32 pm | SAFE For Animals

The New Zealand Herald has reported that a cat was shot in North Canterbury last week, and subsequently had to be euthanised due to his injuries. The killing follows the controversial North Canterbury Hunting Competition a week earlier, which included ... More >>

Depraved Attack On An Animal Receives A Slap On The Wrist From District Court Judge

Friday, 30 June 2023, 10:39 am | SAFE For Animals

Animal rights organisation SAFE has slammed a judge's decision at the Porirua District Court to discharge without conviction two men who shot a much-loved bull multiple times with a bow. The attack took place in North Wellington in August 2021. Arrows ... More >>

The North Canterbury Cat-killing Competition Is Back On

Wednesday, 21 June 2023, 10:17 am | SAFE For Animals

After cancelling the category due to public backlash, the North Canterbury Hunting Competition have bought back the feral cat hunting category. The category has new rules . Hunters will receive one entry into a prize draw for each feral cat thats ... More >>

"Protect The Ban On Live Export" - New Zealand Leading The World On Ban Live Exports International Awareness Day

Wednesday, 14 June 2023, 11:13 am | SAFE For Animals

Animal rights organisation SAFE is calling on National and ACT to walk back their policy to restart live animal exports by sea ahead of the election. SAFE is drawing a line in the sand today, which marks Ban Live Exports International Awareness Day, ... More >>

Greyhound Handler Facing Several Charges For Animal Abuse

Tuesday, 13 June 2023, 5:19 pm | SAFE For Animals

A licensed greyhound handler - already charged earlier this year after a greyhound tested positive for methamphetamine - now faces several charges relating to animal abuse, including throwing a greyhound into a swabbing kennel, causing them to hit ... More >>

Controversial Wongan Hills Feedlot Development Cancelled

Tuesday, 6 June 2023, 2:27 pm | SAFE For Animals

SAFE has been notified today that the resource consent application to build four composting barns/feedlots in Kaituna Valley has been withdrawn. The feedlots would have confined 2,200 cows permanently indoors. The controversial proposal faced substantial ... More >>

"Animals Deserve Respect" - National Animal Rights Day This Sunday

Thursday, 1 June 2023, 9:22 am | SAFE For Animals

This Sunday, 4 June, Wellington and Christchurch will join over 300 cities worldwide in observing the National Animal Rights Day. The events remember the billions of animals who lose their lives each year due to human actions, and acknowledge the ... More >>

Racing Integrity Board Reports Makes The Case For Greyhound Racing Closure

Tuesday, 23 May 2023, 3:53 pm | SAFE For Animals

The Racing Integrity Board’s (RIB) damning reports, released today by Racing Minister Kieran McAnulty, show the greyhound racing industry can’t continue. Two reports, delivered to the Minister in December 2022 and March 2023, highlight increasing injury ... More >>





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