BEAGLES SITE LAUNCHED
Timed to coincide with the 60 Minutes story last Monday, SAFE launched its new website www.banbeagleexperiments.org.nz and online petition as the first stage of a campaign against Valley Animal Research Centre (VARC). VARC is breeding companion animals (dogs, cats, rabbits and horses) and is set to become the largest companion animal breeding and research facility in the Southern Hemisphere. SAFE's petition is calling for a ban on the use of dogs and cats for research along with more stringent checks on ethics committees. The petition is slowly growing momentum.
SAFE was disappointed with the 60 Minutes programme due to its somewhat one-sided perspective. This view is shared by many who watched the programme and who have commented on the open forum.
Writing on the forum Michael Morris said he wrote to the 60 Minutes reporter Rod Vaughan pointing out the inaccuracies and requesting that they produce a more balanced report. He posted Vaughan's reply: more ...
SAFE ADVERTISEMENT NOMINATED
A visually stunning advertisement created for SAFE by one of New Zealand's leading advertising agencies, Lowe, has been nominated as a finalist for Australasia's 2007
Caxton Awards. 'They Weren't Born to Be Worn' featuring a leaping alligator with two boot-shape cut-outs removed from the animal's chest, was one of only four selected under the Charity and Community Service category. more ...
UPCOMING SAFE MEETINGS
Kapiti Coast SAFE members and other keen people are invited to a meeting on Friday 7 September at 7pm.
Wednesday, 5 September: Cruelty-free consumption in NZ: the findings of a study by Annie Potts, co-founder of the NZ Centre for Human-Animal Studies at Canterbury University.
SUBMISSION AGAINST MASSIVE PIGGERY
SAFE has lodged a submission against a proposal to build New Zealand's largest piggery in the Waikato area, southeast of Morrinsville. Kereone's McIntyre Piggery has applied to Environment Waikato and the Matamata-Piako District Council for resource consent to increase the size of the piggery by almost 50 times, from 1100 to 50,000 pigs. Currently New Zealand's largest piggery has 35,000 pigs. more ...
We have two bottles of cruelty free cleaners (surface cleaner and dish wash) from Beauty Engineered for Ever (B_E_E) to give away to one lucky winner. B_E_E do not test on animals or use harmful chemical ingredients. Draw closes 12 September.
Congratulations to Elaine Watson for winning the scrumptious vegan cake made by Angel Foods. Sorry to ALL those who entered but who missed out. You can still order one from www.angelfood.co.nz!
THIS WEEK IN CHRISTCHURCH
SAFE 2007 AGM
All SAFE members and supporters are welcome to attend SAFE's 2007 Annual General Meeting in Christchurch this weekend. It's your opportunity to meet with SAFE's newly appointed National Executive Committee and members of staff and hear reports on activities over the past year. Refreshments to follow.
8 September 2007
Level 1, 145 Armagh St
LIFESTYLE EXPO A SUCCESS!
SAFE's super new display model "Siggy" (sad piggy!) sparked loads of interest at the recent Women's Lifestyle Expo in Wellington. more ...
Last Monday SAFE Auckland was thrilled to host Flip Grater - vegan, musician and writer - for an evening of food, wine and music. The evening was a chance to promote Flip's new book, The CookBook Tour, and her recently released album Cage for a Song. more ...