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World Animal Protection Joins SAFE’s Call For A Commissioner For Animals In Aotearoa

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 10:02 am | SAFE For Animals

SAFE’s petition calling for a Commissioner for Animals in Aotearoa has attained thousands of signatures since its launch on 3 May 2022. The petition highlights the need for an independent voice for animals at the highest level and is supported by ... More >>

Greyhound Is Killed After Suffering A Catastrophic Racing Injury In Christchurch

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 9:30 am | SAFE For Animals

On Tuesday, following a race at Addington Raceway, greyhound ‘Epic Addi’ was found to have a displaced compound fracture of the right fore ulna and radius, with soft tissue damage up to the elbow joint. Eight greyhounds have died on racetracks ... More >>

Bird Shooting Season Is Bad News For All Birds

Friday, 6 May 2022, 10:53 am | SAFE For Animals

The bird shooting season, which begins on Saturday 7 May this year, means countless birds, including natives like pūkeko, kakīānau (black swan), pūtangitangi (paradise shelduck), pārera (grey duck) and kuruwhengi (Australasian shoveler duck), will ... More >>

SAFE Launches A Petition Calling For A Commissioner For Animals

Tuesday, 3 May 2022, 9:32 am | SAFE For Animals

The petition is supported by leading animal organisations New Zealand Animal Law Association (NZALA), Helping You Help Animals (HUHA) and the New Zealand Anti-vivisection Society (NZAVS). Other groups are expected to add their support in time. The Animal ... More >>

Live Export Protests Planned Across The Country This Saturday For A National Day Of Action

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 10:21 am | SAFE For Animals

SAFE will join protestors around the country on Saturday 30 April 2022, who are rallying together from midday to demonstrate their opposition to live export by sea. As part of a ‘National Day of Action,’ independently organised protests will ... More >>

Greyhound Trampled And Euthanised In Christchurch Yesterday

Friday, 22 April 2022, 10:40 am | SAFE For Animals

Yesterday at Addington raceway, the greyhound Gary collided with other dogs and tumbled shortly after reaching the lure, having just crossed the finish line. He was trampled by four other dogs, which caused a catastrophic injury to his right ... More >>

An Urgent Transition Away From Animal Agriculture Is Needed, In Light Of IPCC Report

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 11:58 am | SAFE For Animals

The latest report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released overnight shows that global emissions are now on track to exceed the Paris Agreement's 1.5 degrees celsius warning limit, reaching 3.2 degrees celsius by the ... More >>

Greyhound Death Scrubbed From Race Video Footage

Monday, 21 March 2022, 1:23 pm | SAFE For Animals

On Friday at Manawatu Raceway, ‘Have A Yak’ was euthanised after falling and suffering a compound fracture. Greyhound Racing New Zealand (GRNZ) edited out the fall from the race video, which was published online and linked to GRNZ’s race ... More >>

Equestrian Event Rider Must Be Investigated

Monday, 28 February 2022, 11:28 am | SAFE For Animals

A video has emerged online showing an equestrian event rider repeatedly kicking and hitting their horse, according to reports from the Otago Daily Times this morning. The incident occurred at the North Otago A&P Show on Friday in Oamaru. SAFE ... More >>

Government Backflip On Live Export A Growing Concern

Tuesday, 15 February 2022, 7:16 am | SAFE For Animals

SAFE is concerned the Government may do a U-turn on its decision to ban the live export of animals by sea. The ban is due to take effect on 30 April 2023. Newsroom reported last week that a Chinese state-owned enterprise is pressuring the New Zealand ... More >>

Millions Of Hens Will Continue To Suffer When Battery Cages Are Banned

Wednesday, 9 February 2022, 6:54 am | SAFE For Animals

From 1 January 2023, battery cages will be illegal in Aotearoa. However, colony cages, which also breach the Animal Welfare Act 1999, will remain legal. Colony cages severely restrict the ability for hens to display normal patterns of behaviour, which ... More >>

SAFE Is Asking The Government To Back UN Resolution On Animal Welfare

Thursday, 27 January 2022, 1:35 pm | SAFE For Animals

SAFE is asking the Minister for the Environment David Parker to support the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) resolution on "Animal welfare - Environment - Sustainable Development Nexus". In a letter to the Minister, SAFE outlined ... More >>

Greyhound Racing Industry Report Shows 232 Greyhounds Killed During The Last Racing Season

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 11:32 am | SAFE For Animals

Greyhound Racing New Zealand’s (GRNZ) latest annual report shows that 232 dogs were killed during the 2020/21 season. This includes 18 puppies, bred specifically for racing, who never raced and reportedly died or were euthanised. The report also ... More >>

Mass Chicken Death Investigation Reveals Gaping Flaws In Aotearoa’s Animal Welfare System

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 12:07 pm | SAFE For Animals

A series of power cuts resulted in the deaths of 180,000 chickens in November 2019 at a West Auckland broiler chicken farm owned by DB Chicks Limited. The New Zealand Herald has revealed an alarm system failed to alert the farm manager of power outages ... More >>

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 >>