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Animal Matters

SAFE’s fortnightly podcast

Animal Matters is SAFE’s fortnightly podcast about all things animal rights and the issues impacting animals in Aotearoa. Will Appelbe discusses the latest current affairs impacting animals, the decisions of policymakers and government, and the complexities that surround the exploitation of animals.

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Gareth Hughes

“When you see international animal welfare reports which rank us [New Zealand] way down the list, it shows that we have a lot of ground to make up.”

Jake Conroy

"There are some absolutely incredible stories in the animal rights movement. You know, I talk to my friends in other movements and they're like 'Ya'll did what?! That's crazy!'"

Camille Labchuk

"One of my favourite quotes is 'First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, and then you win'. And they're fighting us because they know we're getting close to that winning stage where there's going to be a critical mass of the population that says 'This is just not acceptable. It's just not ok that we don't have laws regulating farming, and animals are kept in windowless warehouses behind closed doors without any public oversight.'"

Dr. Michael Greger

“Just as eliminating the exotic wild animal trade and live animal markets might go a long way towards preventing the next coronavirus pandemic, reforming the way we raise domestic animals for food may help forestall the next killer flu.”

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