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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...
Keeping healthy in self-isolation

Keeping healthy in self-isolation

March 26th, 2020
Right now is a really great time to be focusing on taking care of yourself. We’ve put together some deliciously helpful ways to assist your body in building up it’s natural defences, so you and your household stay healthy and nourished. It probably comes to no surprise that fruits, vegetables,...

Hans and Nichola Kriek’s departure from SAFE

February 27th, 2020
Over the past thirty years, there haven’t been two people as iconic as Hans and Nichola Kriek in the Aotearoa animal rights movement. Their work has had a massive impact on the country and raised many of the issues that animals face to public awareness. There are countless activists who...
5 reasons why to give Veganuary a try

5 reasons why to give Veganuary a try

January 9th, 2020
Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world will be kickstarting their new year by taking meat off the menu. Since 2014 the UK-based non-profit organisation Veganuary has been running an international month–long pledge. Why, you might ask?   Switching to a plant-based diet is the most powerful way to have a positive effect on the climate emergency.  ...
Enjoying a Plant-Based Kiwi Christmas

Enjoying a Plant-Based Kiwi Christmas

December 6th, 2019
A third of Kiwis now eat less or no meat, so chances are that either you — or several of your loved ones – will be seeking out plant-based options this Christmas. That’s why we’ve put together a festive feast that is so full of flavour, everyone will enjoy it!...

William Hotel Group’s Cage-Free Announcement

November 20th, 2019
SAFE is pleased to announce Williams Hotel Group has pledged to ditch cage eggs across all of its hotels nationwide. After discussions with its food supplier, the New Zealand owned hotel group confirmed with SAFE its kitchens would no longer be serving eggs from caged hens. Williams Hotel Group has...

Delicious plant-based eateries receive the 2019 EAT KIND Awards

November 14th, 2019
Delicious plant-based eateries receive the 2019 EAT KIND Awards For the third year running, SAFE has celebrated World Vegan Day by recognising eateries who are going above and beyond to offer up the most delicious, innovative plant-based dishes. With more plant-based eateries sprouting up around the country, this year’s decision...
The Kiwi dairy farmers-turned hemp growers

The Kiwi dairy farmers-turned hemp growers

November 11th, 2019
Raised by his grandparents on a dairy farm, on the South Island’s West Coast, Aaron has been milking cows since he was six years old. For the past few years, Aaron and his partner Sarah have been converting more and more of their land to grow hemp to fuel their...
SAFE strikes for the climate

SAFE strikes for the climate

October 18th, 2019
This Friday, 27 September, is a Global Strike organised by the School Strike for Climate (SS4C) movement. Already this year SS4C NZ have organised two national strikes where school and university students around the country have walked out of school to protest the inaction on climate change. On Friday 20...

SAFE Annual General Meeting agenda 2019

October 18th, 2019
Dear SAFE Members, As per our previous notice, I invite you to attend the 2019 SAFE Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Saturday 12 October at 3PM, Auaha Hīhī / Spark Place, He Hononga | Connection, Ground floor, Tūranga, 60 Cathedral Square, Christchurch. Please note doors will open...

Live export ship arrives in Napier for thousands of cows without certification

October 18th, 2019
A ship which will be used to carry thousands of cows to China has berthed in Napier without the required export certification. Napier’s Port. Photo: 123rf The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says until it’s satisfied the Yangtze Fortune meets animal welfare conditions, the export certificate won’t be issued.

Animal rights advocates protest as controversial ship docks in Napier

October 18th, 2019
Animal rights advocates gathered in Napier, as a controversial live export ship docked at the port on Monday. If approved by the Ministry of Primary Industries, the Yangtze Fortune will carry 4700 cattle from Napier to China, the fourth live export ship to leave the city this year. Learn More:...

Ship turned away from Australia due to dock in Napier to take cattle to China

October 18th, 2019
A ship under investigation after a possible biosecurity breach in Australia is due to dock in Napier on Sunday to pick up 4700 live cattle to take to China. The live export ship, the Yangtze Fortune, was prevented from carrying 5000 cattle from Australia to China in August, after an...
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