in the media
Over one million kiwis roll up their sleeves every year and volunteer for charitable causes. SAFE certainly enjoys the support of hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers from around the country. SAFE is delighted to announce that two of our best helpers have been nominated for the Volunteer of the Year award. Please vote for our volunteers, which could result in them winning a $5000 Intrepid volunteering holiday, and SAFE winning a $10,000 advertising package from Good magazine.
SAFE IS OFFERING speakers to visit schools or groups around the country to discuss animal issues. Check out our speakers page.
IF WORKING FOR SAFE sounds like a dream come true, SAFE has an Administrator and a Campaign Assistant position available for immediate starts. These positions are based in Auckland.
CHRISTCHURCH SAFE supporters are invited to attend the next SAFE meeting at 7pm, Thursday 6 May.
LIVE IN INVERCARGILL? If you can help with SAFE stalls and other awareness-raising events, please get in touch! Email invercargill@safe.org.nz
inspiring animal profiles
PLATYPUS
It is one of Earth’s most unusual and primitive mammals, that is best described as a mixture of a duck (bill and webbed feet), beaver (tail) and otter (body and fur). It is the platypus, and it has existed for over 100 million years.
delicious meat-free recipes
SOUP
Cauliflower
SAVOURY
Cajan spice mix
DESSERT
Sticky date pudding
campaign updates
GE ANIMALS DEFENDED
SAFE applauds GE-Free NZ for convincing the Supreme Court to consider the legality of four applications made by AgResearch, seeking indefinite and wide ranging use of GE animals in New Zealand.
CAT AND DOG RESEARCH PETITION DELIVERED
SAFE presented a 12,039-signature petition to Green MP Sue Kedgley last week, calling on the Government to ban experiments on cats and dogs.
DUCK SLAUGHTER SEASON BEGINS
The annual massacre of ducks starts this weekend with the beginning of the three-month duck shooting season, and will once again cause widespread suffering.
PIG CODE DRAWS HUGE RESPONSE
A new pig welfare code has drawn a big response from the public, calling for an end to the use of sow stalls and farrowing crates in the pork industry.
 
 
cruelty free giveaways
GOOD SUBSCRIPTION
Enter our draw this week and you could be enjoying an annual subscription to New Zealandís first carbon-neutral magazine, Good. Packed with inspirational people, world-changing ideas and practical, down-to-earth advice, Good will arm you with all the information you need to make wise choices for yourself, your family and the planet. So get those green fingers typing! To enter email us your name and postal details. ENTER NOW!
Congratulations to Nicola Johnston who has won the face pack from Vanilla Tree.  
 
fancy new shop arrivals
MOTHER’S DAY
Say NO to factory farming and YES to a great ethical present for mum this Mother’s Day! With a gorgeous design of cute pigs and happy chicks, these brand new shirts will certainly help mum show her love for our New Zealand farm animals.
29 APRIL 2010 #8
take action
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR. VOTE NOW!
SAFE volunteers Gordana Sokorac and Marshall Christian have been nominated for the Volunteer of the Year award, which acknowledges the work people do in their communities. Vote now!
wild and watchable
If you were impressed with the film Earth, wait until you see Oceans. It looks amazing!
Take a look at the fascinating, underwater, illuminated world of deep sea creatures.
SAFE and the Green Party argue against cubicle dairy farming in a rather obscure story on Close Up.
 
staff picks and gems
Bird brain should no longer be an insult thanks to research at Auckland University, which has proven that New Caledonian crows are pretty smart.
Six-year-old Daniel was so impelled with wanting to help save sea turtles, he donated his life-savings from his piggy-bank.
This is just toooooooo cute!