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A Greyhound Will Face Full Tail Amputation Following A Race Meeting In Christchurch

Tuesday, 21 March 2023, 12:53 pm | SAFE NZ

SAFE is again urging the Government to ban greyhound racing sooner rather than later, following a raft of severe injures in Christchurch yesterday. Sugar rose suffered a severe tail injury yesterday at Addington raceway. Her tail was partially amputated ... More >>

Budget 2021 - Animal Welfare Is Not Getting The Funding It Deserves

Friday, 21 May 2021, 5:59 am | SAFE NZ

Animals are losing out in this year’s budget, which doesn’t include any additional funding for animal welfare initiatives. SAFE CEO Debra Ashton said this was a concern considering the stressed Ministry for Primary Industries took over a year to investigate ... More >>

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

Friday, 7 May 2021, 10:14 am | SAFE NZ

SAFE will join people around the country tomorrow, who are rallying together from midday to demonstrate their opposition to the two-year phase-out of live export by sea. As part of a ‘National Day of Action,’ independently organised protests ... More >>

Animal Abusers Are Escaping Criminal Charges In The Racing Industry

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 10:57 am | SAFE NZ

Details of a case where harness racing trainer Jesse Alford was caught administering dangerous substances to two horses were revealed at a Judicial Control Authority for Racing hearing this week. Alford injected two horses with formalin , which contains ... More >>

MPI Fails To Pursue Criminal Charges For Greyhound Meth Case

Monday, 3 May 2021, 6:20 am | SAFE NZ

Last month the greyhound trainer Angela Turnwald was fined $3,500 and disqualified for four months after their dog Zipping Sarah tested positive for methamphetamine. Despite the known risks of administering meth to a dog, the Ministry for Primary ... More >>

Bird Shooting Season Is Bad News For All Birds

Friday, 30 April 2021, 6:09 am | SAFE NZ

The bird shooting season, which begins on Saturday 1 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 >>

Greyhound Racing Must Be Suspended Until The Government Review Is Complete

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 6:14 am | SAFE NZ

SAFE has written to the Minister for Racing, Grant Robertson, and the Associate Minister of Agriculture (Animal Welfare), Meka Whaitiri, demanding that dog racing be suspended until the Government’s review is completed. SAFE spokesperson Will ... More >>

Meth Use In Greyhound Racing Exposed

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 5:57 pm | SAFE NZ

In a judgement released yesterday , the Judicial Control Authority for Racing fined greyhound trainer Angela Turnwald $3,500 and disqualified them for four months in a doping case. The case was bought by the Racing Integrity Unity after the greyhound ... More >>

‘Gruelling’ Silver Collar Greyhound Race Must Be Cancelled In 2021

Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 11:05 am | SAFE NZ

This year will be the 50th anniversary of the Melbourne Cup of greyhound racing. The Silver Collar is described by the Auckland Greyhound Racing Club as a ‘gruelling’ and ‘stamina-sapping affair,’ raced over an ‘extreme’ 779 meters, which is ... More >>

Live Export Ban Should Be Immediate

Monday, 19 April 2021, 5:34 am | SAFE NZ

The two-year phaseout of the export of livestock by sea, announced by Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor last week, could mean over 200,000 animals will be shipped overseas before the cruel trade is ended. TVNZ’s ‘Sunday’ programme last night ... More >>

Greyhound Racing Taken To Task As The Government Announces A Review

Friday, 16 April 2021, 10:36 am | SAFE NZ

The Government has just announced a review of the greyhound racing industry, following reports from SAFE, Greyhound Protection League and Grey2K USA Worldwide of ongoing cruelty within the greyhound racing industry. In the announcement, Minister for Racing ... More >>

World Leading Live Export Ban Means Thousands Of Animals Will No Longer Suffer Overseas

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 10:37 am | SAFE NZ

The Government today has announced a ban on the export of livestock by sea. The trade will be phased out over two years. SAFE CEO Debra Ashton said she’s pleased to see the Government is taking animal welfare seriously. "SAFE has been campaigning ... More >>

SAFE Walks Off The Job To March With School Strike 4 Climate NZ

Friday, 9 April 2021, 6:14 am | SAFE NZ

Staff from the animal rights organisation SAFE are going on strike today and will be marching with School Strike 4 Climate NZ in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. SAFE CEO Debra Ashton said the strike is especially important to SAFE because farming ... More >>

Fish Are Suffering On An Industry-wide Scale, Scathing Scottish Salmon Farm Investigation Reveals

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 6:46 am | SAFE NZ

An undercover investigation of the Scottish salmon industry and its accompanying report released today reveal suffering, breaches of Scottish animal welfare law and shocking mortality rates. It uncovers the grim reality for many fish raised in sea ... More >>

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 >>





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