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True stories from a live export ship

True stories from a live export ship

June 28th, 2021
Recently, a brave informant came forward to share haunting stories of their experiences on board a live export ship. Over the last few weeks, we’ve shared their account in ‘True stories from a live export ship’ in our social media. In this blog, you can read the informant’s story and...
No animal should suffer for a social media video

No animal should suffer for a social media video

June 23rd, 2021
Animal videos have become hugely popular online. While they may seem innocuous, they can pose a real risk of harm to animals. The latest, a TikTok video showing a person ‘tickling’ a stingray, has gained around 100 million views in just over a week. But the video is far from...
Ten reasons why the ban on live export by sea must be implemented immediately

Ten reasons why the ban on live export by sea must be implemented immediately

May 31st, 2021
Two years is too long. In the time it could take to phase out live export by sea, hundreds of thousands more New Zealand animals will potentially have to endure the horror of the live export trade. Following the Government’s announcement on 14 April that live export by sea will...
Exciting news for dogs!

Exciting news for dogs!

May 14th, 2021
On 16 April, the Government announced a review of greyhound racing in Aotearoa. The announcement came after SAFE, the Greyhound Protection League NZ and Grey2K USA Worldwide brought to light the plight of greyhounds trapped in the racing industry in New Zealand. The review is a great step forward, but will...
Live export by sea – the journey to a ban

Live export by sea – the journey to a ban

May 6th, 2021
On 14 April 2021, the New Zealand Government announced a ban on live cattle export by sea, with a two-year ‘wind down’ period. It took more than a decade of perseverance to get us here. We couldn’t have got to this point without the tremendous support of caring people like...
Confused about the difference between chickens and hens?

Confused about the difference between chickens and hens?

March 11th, 2021
Are you confused about the different welfare issues that affect chickens bred for their meat, and hens used for egg-laying? You’re not alone! Although these birds share many characteristics and behavioural needs, selective breeding by the poultry industry has created two very different birds…  Meet chickens!  Over 120 million chickens are farmed for their meat every...
It’s not too late to jump into some new healthy habits!

It’s not too late to jump into some new healthy habits!

February 9th, 2021
Veganuary may be done and dusted, but it is never too late to take the opportunity to make a difference for animals, to show the environment some aroha, and to do something kind for yourself! As you’re about to discover, fuelling your body with whole, plant-based foods isn’t just delicious,...
We’ve achieved victory for mother pigs, now we need Government action

We’ve achieved victory for mother pigs, now we need Government action

December 17th, 2020
Today SAFE and the New Zealand Animal Law Association (NZALA) have published a full-page open letter in the New Zealand Herald, calling on the Prime Minister to appoint a Commissioner for Animals. In June 2020, SAFE and NZALA made legal history for mother pigs. For the first time in New...
Italy’s leading egg producer promises to stop killing day old male chicks

Italy’s leading egg producer promises to stop killing day old male chicks

December 8th, 2020
Worldwide, 6.5 billion day-old male chicks are killed each year because the egg industry considers them to be unwanted by-products of egg production. This is because male chickens cannot lay eggs and are not suitable to be raised for meat. Last week, the trade association representing the largest egg producers...
Your plant-based summer barbeque – sorted!

Your plant-based summer barbeque – sorted!

December 2nd, 2020
Summer means barbeque season! If you’re new to plant-based eating, a barbeque invitation can be a little daunting ‒ but it doesn’t have to be. You just need the know-how. That’s where we can help. Barbeques and Christmas celebrations can be the perfect time to put on a plant-based extravaganza,...
Vinnie’s story: the greyhound who just wanted to win hearts

Vinnie’s story: the greyhound who just wanted to win hearts

November 26th, 2020
Meet Vinnie.   Aside from the occasional zoomie, Vinnie spends his days hanging out with his human and doggie friends and snuggling anyone willing to lend him a lap. He’s really just a docile couch potato. Vinnie is a loved and valued member of his family. This cuddly and affectionate...
We are closer than ever to a cage-free Aotearoa – but the mahi must continue

We are closer than ever to a cage-free Aotearoa – but the mahi must continue

October 23rd, 2020
In the lead up to this year’s general election, SAFE supporters rallied together to make sure animals were on the agenda. Thanks to the amazing support for this campaign, we are closer than ever to freeing all hens from cages in Aotearoa. It’s been clear for a long time that...
Every glass of cow’s milk comes at the expense of the calf

Every glass of cow’s milk comes at the expense of the calf

October 22nd, 2020
In just over 200 years, New Zealand has gone from being a country with no cows to being the biggest exporter of dairy in the world.  There are more cows in New Zealand than humans. Each one of these animals is a sensitive individual with their own unique experience of...
Intensive Winter Grazing harms much more than our clean, green Aotearoa
Photo credit: Geoff Reid

Intensive Winter Grazing harms much more than our clean, green Aotearoa

October 20th, 2020
In winter 2019, shocking images of cows up to their knees in mud, unable to lie down and rest, were in the media. Aerial footage revealed extensive environmental degradation in parts of Otago and Southland.  A Southland kindergarten was even forced to close when runoff from a nearby farm washed...
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