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‘It’s got to stop’ – Greyhound euthanised after suffering broken back

December 6th, 2022
Animal rights organisation SAFE is renewing calls for the Government to ban greyhound racing after yet another greyhound has lost their life due to horrific injuries sustained on the track. The greyhound, How’s the Luck, suffered a broken back and dislocated neck after a fall at the Christchurch tracks on...

Damning report outlines doubts on future of greyhound racing – SAFE

November 29th, 2022
In response to a petition from the Greyhound Protection League calling for a ban on greyhound racing in New Zealand, the Select Committee has released a damning report outlining doubts as to whether the industry retains the social licence required to operate. Read more

Fresh concerns over granted consent for controversial Salmon farm – SAFE

November 15th, 2022
Despite strong opposition from community groups and environmental and animal welfare organisations, New Zealand King Salmon’s controversial bid for an open ocean salmon farm in the Cook Strait has won resource consent from Marlborough District Council. Read more

‘End of the cage age’ a concerning misnomer – SAFE For Animals

November 8th, 2022
SAFE is calling on the Government to put an end to all caged-hen farming in New Zealand, warning that without such action, the country will be left behind on global animal welfare standards. In recent weeks, the media has been abuzz with discussion around the demise of the ‘cage age’...

Renewed calls to ban greyhound racing after horror weekend on tracks – SAFE

November 7th, 2022
Animal rights organisation SAFE is renewing calls for the Government to end greyhound racing after yet another horror weekend on the tracks. Sunday alone saw nine injuries and four broken bones in Auckland. In one race, a lure break-down caused multiple collisions, but this was not even the main factor...

SAFE renews calls for a ban on rodeo ahead of summer season

October 21st, 2022
Every summer, countless animals are subjected to fear, stress, risk of injury and death – all for the sake of ‘entertainment.’ Ahead of this weekend’s season opening, SAFE is calling for an end to rodeo in Aotearoa. Around 35 rodeos take place in New Zealand each year, many including activities...

‘Proposed land-based salmon farms an animal welfare disaster waiting to happen’

October 14th, 2022
SAFE is urging the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to reconsider plans for a proposed land-based salmon farm in light of growing animal welfare concerns with fish farming. The $16.7 million project, led by Mt Cook Alpine Salmon and backed by MPI, is reportedly set to be developed in the...

Greyhound trainer attempts to thwart drug test – SAFE For Animals

September 30th, 2022
Another greyhound has tested positive for methamphetamine in the racing industry. The drug was detected in June 2022 in Palmerston North only after the trainer used a string of excuses to delay the urine swab by two hours. SAFE Campaigns Manager Anna de Roo said methamphetamine detections in the greyhound...

NZ King Salmon mortality rates ethically and legally contentious – SAFE For Animals

September 29th, 2022
New Zealand King Salmon (NZKS) has reported a $24.5 million loss for its half-year earnings, of which it says a major contributor was a January mortality event. A 25% mortality rate for NZKS farms is considered standard for the company, and NZKS is forecasting a 38.8% mortality rate. Read more

Opposition MP’s out of touch on live export

September 28th, 2022
Opposition MP’s out of touch on live export Source: SAFE For Animals — Fiery debate was heard in parliament during the third reading of the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill, which will give effect to a ban on live export. National MP Barbera Kuriger said the select committee process saw presentations...

‘SAFE publishes open letter calling for an end to the killing of pregnant cows’

September 27th, 2022
Last month, SAFE launched a campaign shining a light on agriculture’s dirty secret; the production of foetal bovine serum (FBS), which involves killing cows during pregnancy and draining blood from unborn calves. Today, SAFE has published its open letter in the Dominion Post, calling for a ban on the commercial...

New data reveals failure of the international live export trade to protect New Zealand’s animals

September 22nd, 2022
Information obtained through Official Information Act requests has revealed that as many as ten times more animals could be dying shortly after live export voyages compared with during the journey. SAFE CEO Debra Ashton said the information was shocking, given the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) only publishes data based...

Two year ban for Tokoroa greyhound owner who used human drugs to treat dog

September 19th, 2022
A Tokoroa greyhound owner who tried to treat a dog with leftover human antibiotics, leading to it being put down, has been banned from the sport for two years. The only treatment the female breeding greyhound Jetsun Singer (Carrie) received for full thickness pressure ulcers on both hip areas was...

Greyhound with untreated pressure ulcers euthanised

September 16th, 2022
A greyhound trainer has been disqualified for two years for failing to seek treatment for a greyhound. It’s another example that shows the racing industry is still failing to protect dogs. During an audit on 27 June 2022, Racing Integrity Board inspectors found Jetsun Singer suffering from pressure ulcers, which...
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