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Canadian Government invests 100 million into plant-based food industry – will New Zealand be next?

Canadian Government invests 100 million into plant-based food industry – will New Zealand be next?

June 29th, 2020
Last week, the Canadian Government announced it will invest almost 100 million dollars into plant-based food production. The global plant-based retail market has grown a whopping 31% since 2017 to a value of $4.5 billion, so it’s understandable that Canada wants to fund the growth of its plant-based food industry....
Today is World Albatross Day, but for how much longer?

Today is World Albatross Day, but for how much longer?

June 19th, 2020
Today we have an opportunity to think about our awe-inspiring albatross. Kiwis have a great love and appreciation for these magnificent aviators of the seas. Unfortunately, many species of seabird are declining, and some are critically endangered. This is certainly true of the albatross. We have a particular responsibility towards...
SAFE’s historic court case – How can we uphold our animal welfare laws in the future?

SAFE’s historic court case – How can we uphold our animal welfare laws in the future?

May 21st, 2020
Paris Waterworth is SAFE’s Campaigns Assistant and resident legal expert. She was admitted to the bar in 2019. In this series, Paris will be demystifying legal processes and shedding light on how court proceedings can translate into real-world justice for animals like mother pigs. On 8 June SAFE and the...
Greening Kiwi dinner tables

Greening Kiwi dinner tables

May 13th, 2020
As a young chef slinging steaks on the grill at one of Sydney’s hippest restaurants, Tom Riley never thought about trading the thrill of cooking on the line (and the late nights of partying) for something else. It was at one of those late-night parties in 2008 that he set...
Five unexpected side effects of doing Meat-Free May

Five unexpected side effects of doing Meat-Free May

May 8th, 2020
It’s Meat-Free May! People all over the world are taking part by cutting out meat for the month and embracing the delicious and healthy alternatives available. Some are going the extra mile by cutting out animal products altogether, including dairy and eggs. We all know this is a great move...
SAFE’s historic court case – Understanding the Animal Welfare Act 1999

SAFE’s historic court case – Understanding the Animal Welfare Act 1999

May 6th, 2020
Paris Waterworth is SAFE’s Campaigns Assistant and resident legal expert. She was admitted to the bar in 2019. In this series, Paris will be demystifying legal processes and shedding light on how court proceedings can translate into real-world justice for animals like mother pigs. The Animal Welfare Act 1999 is...
It’s time to extend our compassion to crayfish

It’s time to extend our compassion to crayfish

May 4th, 2020
High-end Auckland restaurant Pasture has been selling live crayfish as part of their produce boxes, but what does that mean for the crayfish? Just like mammals, crayfish have a nervous system that is capable of feeling pain. They have sensory and opioid receptors and demonstrate reduced responses to painful procedures...
What’s really in that bucket of KFC?

What’s really in that bucket of KFC?

April 30th, 2020
Absence is said to make the heart grow fonder, but in the case of the high demand for KFC at the end of the Level 4 COVID-19 restrictions, I wonder if the people who queued in their masses to get their first post-lockdown takeaway really knew what they were eating....
SAFE’s historic court case – Who are the key players?

SAFE’s historic court case – Who are the key players?

April 24th, 2020
Paris Waterworth is SAFE’s Campaigns Assistant and resident legal expert. She was admitted to the bar in 2019. In this series, Paris will be demystifying legal processes and shedding light on how court proceedings can translate into real-world justice for animals like mother pigs. For the first time in New...
Seven ways to celebrate Earth Day

Seven ways to celebrate Earth Day

April 22nd, 2020
Happy Earth Day! There are many ways to celebrate Earth Day, but this year we are facing a few extra challenges, due to us mainly being stuck at home. You may be wondering what you can do to mark this special day. The great thing is that for many of...
SAFE’s historic court case – Demystifying the legal process

SAFE’s historic court case – Demystifying the legal process

April 16th, 2020
Paris Waterworth is SAFE’s Campaigns Assistant and resident legal expert. She was admitted to the bar in 2019. In this series, Paris will be demystifying legal processes and shedding light on how court proceedings can translate into real-world justice for animals like mother pigs. SAFE and the New Zealand Animal...
Tiger King and charismatic mammals in captivity

Tiger King and charismatic mammals in captivity

April 6th, 2020
In the midst of worldwide COVID-19 isolation, Netflix dropped a limited series which has gripped the imagination of many: Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. The titular ‘Tiger King,’ Joe Exotic, has become a polarising and popular figure on the memescape of Instagram in the week since the show aired....
Unprecedented times require new thinking

Unprecedented times require new thinking

March 30th, 2020
As we begin a month of lockdown, many people are anxious about what this will mean for our food security. The Government has acknowledged that the animal farming sector as “essential” to feeding New Zealand and the world. But taking a step back, is the answer to our current crisis...
Are we risking creating the mother of all pandemics?

Are we risking creating the mother of all pandemics?

April 1st, 2020
We are in new territory. In New Zealand, we are working together as a country to stop the spread of COVID-19. With the decisive and compassionate guidance of our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, I think we are doing all the right things. But once this pandemic is under control, it...
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