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‘SAFE stands in solidarity at School Strike for Climate to oppose Government policies’

April 3rd, 2024
Animal rights organisation SAFE is proud to announce its active participation in the forthcoming School Strike for Climate rally scheduled for Friday 5 April, in centres across the country. As staunch advocates for both animal rights and environmental sustainability, SAFE is eager to stand in solidarity with the youth-led movement...

‘Urgent calls for Government intervention as fatalities on Greyhound racetracks soar’

March 22nd, 2024
In the wake of three recent fatalities within a single week and the temporary closure of a racing track following a surge in injuries, SAFE is issuing an urgent plea to the Government: immediately implement a ban on Greyhound racing in Aotearoa. Just yesterday, Greyhound Racing New Zealand announced it...

Fast-Track Approvals Bill a threat to animal welfare, environment, and democratic integrity

March 19th, 2024
SAFE is urgently calling on the Environment Committee to reject the Government’s Fast-Track Approvals Bill, and is urging New Zealanders to rally behind the call. The proposed Bill, currently under consideration with the Environment select committee, has sparked widespread concern among environmentalists, indigenous advocates, and animal welfare organisations. Read more

Urgent call to protect the ban on live animal export – SAFE For Animals

March 4th, 2024
SAFE is today launching a nationwide campaign aimed at the new government, issuing an urgent call to preserve the ban on live animal export. The campaign is calling on New Zealanders to add their names to a parliamentary petition, headed by Former Chair of the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee...

Emergency stop in Cape Town exposes deception in ‘gold-standard’ promises – SAFE

February 22nd, 2024
The distressing emergency stop of the Al Kuwait in Cape Town has revealed a grim spectacle of suffering and neglect. With 19,000 cows aboard, this voyage has laid bare the cruel reality of live export by sea. Disturbing images have surfaced revealing dead, dying, diseased and distressed cattle, some of...

‘Govt must move to ban greyhound racing following two deaths in Christchurch’

February 13th, 2024
The consequences of the previous Government’s delay on banning greyhound racing has resulted in countless injuries and deaths – with two dogs killed in Christchurch already this year. Miss Madrid, aged four, was euthanised at Addington Raceway on 26 January 2024 after she suffered two broken legs while racing. Read...

Newstalk ZB Wellington 9am – Item 6

December 14th, 2023
An animal welfare group is warning reversing the ban on live exports will turn us into an international laughing stock. Labour [Party] banned live exports in April, but the government is promising to overturn the ban with new safety rules in place. SAFE [Save Animals From Exploitation] Chief Executive Debra...

Another greyhound fatality prompts calls to end industry – SAFE For Animals

December 14th, 2023
SAFE is renewing calls for the Prime Minister to stand behind his words and ban greyhound racing after horrific injuries claim the life of yet another greyhound. The greyhound, Thrilling Herbie, has been euthanised after fracturing both hocks at Whanganui’s Hatrick Raceway on 1 December. Read more

Past time to address the cow in the room: Government must take drastic steps to reducing methane emissions from animal agriculture

December 12th, 2023
Past time to address the cow in the room: Government must take drastic steps to reducing methane emissions from animal agriculture Source: SAFE For Animals — Animal rights organisation SAFE is urging the new Government to take seriously warnings about the urgent need to reduce methane from farmed animals, to...

“We’re falling behind”: New Zealand must ban rodeo to sustain our position as leader in Animal Welfare

December 7th, 2023
“We’re falling behind”: New Zealand must ban rodeo to sustain our position as leader in Animal Welfare Source: SAFE For Animals — Animal Rights organisation SAFE is urging the Government to follow quickly on the heels of Los Angeles and ban rodeo, to uphold the country’s animal welfare status. Read...

‘Greyhound racing dealt another blow as Auckland track scrapped’

December 5th, 2023
SAFE is ecstatic to learn the controversial Manukau Sports Bowl Greyhound racing track is set to be disestablished and replaced with an athletics track. The announcement came from the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board on Friday, following a strong campaign from SAFE and widespread community support. Read more

Call on new Govt to establish an independent Commissioner for Animals

November 28th, 2023
In an historic move, fifteen of New Zealand’s leading animal advocacy groups have united to urgently call on the new Government to establish an independent Commissioner for Animals. The Alliance partner advocacy groups work across the spectrum of animal welfare issues – from animals used on farms, in entertainment, in...

‘Plans to reverse ban on live export by sea labelled as disgraceful by SAFE’

November 27th, 2023
Animal rights organisation SAFE is outraged that the incoming Government plans to bring back the cruel live export by sea trade. The coalition agreements between National, ACT and New Zealand First published on Friday commit to reversing the live export ban, which came into effect on 30 April 2023. Read...

‘Hundreds to gather in WLG to urge Gov to fund transition to plant-based agriculture’

November 17th, 2023
Animal rights activists are set to descend on the capital this Saturday for the Wellington Animal Rights March. Initiated by a local grassroots activist group, Wellington Vegan Actions, and supported by SAFE, the march brings together activists from across the country to demand justice for animals from the incoming government....
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