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Live Export Ships Stranded At Sea Reignites Concerns About The Trade

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 6:21 am | SAFE NZ

Thousands of cattle remain stranded at sea on two livestock ships that left Spain on 18 December . The two vessels, Elbeik and Karim Allah, were bound for Libya. But following an onboard outbreak of the viral disease bluetongue, they’ve both been ... More >>

SAFE To Protest Canterbury Rodeo Next Week

Thursday, 31 December 2020, 9:28 am | SAFE NZ

The Canterbury rodeo is part of the annual rodeo season, which last season saw two animals killed at rodeo events. Both animals died at the Mad Bull rodeo in Otago. SAFE spokesperson Will Appelbe said rodeo events cause pain, fear and distress to ... More >>

'It Is Overdue For The Government To Appoint A Commissioner For Animals' - SAFE’s And NZALA’s Open Letter To PM

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 8:30 am | SAFE NZ

Last month the High Court found that the Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor, on the advice of the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC), had acted unlawfully by not phasing out the use of farrowing crates and mating stalls. Now ... More >>

Damning New Article About New Zealand Rodeo Cruelty Hits UK Media

Monday, 9 November 2020, 1:00 pm | SAFE NZ

New footage from this year’s Winchester and Methven rodeos was published by the Independent yesterday . The footage shows bulls strapped with irritating flank straps bucking wildly, and calves lassoed by so-called ‘cowboys’ on horseback, then ... More >>

Timaru Locals To Protest The Arrival Of A Live Export Ship Today

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 8:08 am | SAFE NZ

The world’s largest livestock vessel, the Ocean Drover, is scheduled to collect 7,945 cows from PrimePort in Timaru today. This is the first ship to arrive in New Zealand to export some of the 24,000 cows that have been in quarantine since the ... More >>

Petition To End Live Animal Exports At Port Taranaki To Be Presented Today

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 8:19 am | SAFE NZ

Animal rights organisation SAFE and Taranaki Animal Rights Group will be handing over a petition to the Taranaki Regional Council (TRC) today, asking the council to direct its port to stop exporting live animals. The petition was signed by over ... More >>

SAFE Pleased To See The Role Of Minister Responsible For Animal Welfare Returned

Monday, 2 November 2020, 3:19 pm | SAFE NZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today announced her Ministerial list, which saw Meka Whaitiri reinstated as Associate Minister of Agriculture with responsibility for Animal Welfare. She will be a Minister outside of cabinet. SAFE CEO Debra Ashton ... More >>

Retired MP Gareth Hughes Joins SAFE’s Board Of Directors

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 8:50 am | SAFE NZ

Gareth Hughes was previously the Green Party’s animal welfare spokesperson and was a leading voice for animals within Parliament. During his time in politics he championed the 2014 ban on shark finning and accepted numerous petitions from animal ... More >>

Jacinda Ardern Has A Mandate To End The Caging Of Hens

Sunday, 18 October 2020, 2:16 pm | SAFE NZ

Animal rights organisation SAFE has big expectations around colony cages for the next Labour government. SAFE CEO Debra Ashton said with a majority of the seats in Parliament, Labour can make quick progress on animal welfare. "Labour can really ... More >>