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Concerns raised over arrival of ‘high-risk’ Chinese live export ship

October 18th, 2019
An animal welfare group is unhappy about the expected arrival of a Chinese owned live export ship into Hawke’s Bay and wants New Zealand authorities to turn down its application to carry cattle to China. The Yangtze Fortune is due to berth at Napier Port this weekend, and has applied...

Chinese ship stopped for biosecurity breach heading to Napier

October 18th, 2019
A Chinese ship prevented from picking up almost 5000 cows from Perth due to biosecurity concerns is headed for Napier where it’s hoping to collect thousands of live animals for export. Photo: 123RF The Australian Department of Agriculture is investigating the owners of the ship, the Yangtze Fortune, following a...

Ship with poor animal welfare record due at Napier for cattle export

October 18th, 2019
A ship that has been stopped from taking a consignment of live cattle from Australia to China over biosecurity concerns is now sailing towards New Zealand to pick up 4700 cattle for China. Ministry for Primary Industries animal health and welfare director Dr Chris Rodwell confirmed he was considering an...

Free school lunches should be vegan

October 18th, 2019
Free lunches for school kids should be vegan, according to an animal rights organisation. Last week the Government announced it would start providing lunch for children in some primary and intermediate schools from 2020. The trial will begin in 30 schools from term one, and will expand to 120 schools...

Global campaign urges Wyndham Hotels to ditch cage eggs

October 18th, 2019
A global campaign launched this week towards the Wyndham group of companies urges the hotel and tourism empire to ditch cruel cage eggs. After committing to a cage-free policy in 2017, the Wyndham Hotel Group went back on its promise following a company restructure.

High-risk live export ship due to berth at Napier Port this weekend

October 18th, 2019
The high-risk live export ship Yangtze Fortune, due to berth at Napier Port this weekend, is currently embroiled in an investigation into a biosecurity breach in Australia. The Department of Agriculture in Australia is investigating Soar Harmony Shipping Limited, who own the Yangtze Fortune, following a serious biosecurity breach.

Protesters against animal testing will take on Victoria University today

October 18th, 2019
The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) and SAFE will be protesting at Victoria University’s Kelburn Campus at 11am today over the institution’s use of the Forced Swim Test. The Forced Swim Test involves forcing small animals such as rats or mice to swim in an inescapable beaker of water until...

Daily school lunches should be plant-based

October 18th, 2019
The Animal rights organisation SAFE is recommending the Government provides healthy, climate-friendly, plant-based food in its recently announced daily school lunch trial. The Government last week announced the launch of a free school lunch trial as part of its Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy.

Animal tests will be exposed at today’s Open Day at Victoria University

October 18th, 2019
Cruel and invalid Forced Swim Tests carried out at Victoria University of Wellington, will be exposed at the University Open Day today, so prospective students can be warned about the flawed and unethical research being conducted at the institute. The Forced Swim Test involves forcing small animals such as rats...

Federated Farmers threatened by plant-based milk

October 18th, 2019
The rise of plant-based milk has threatened Federated Farmers, who in a recent interview said plant-based alternatives should be banned from using the term ‘milk’. New Zealand Federated Farmers Dairy Group Industry spokesperson Chris Lewis told Magic Talk’s Rural Exchange that plant-based products shouldn’t be allowed to use the term...

SAFE celebrates World Plant Milk Day 2019

October 18th, 2019
Today is ‘World Plant Milk Day’ meaning animal protection organisations from across the globe will be celebrating the rising popularity of dairy-free products. Joining forces with ProVeg International and Plant Based News, New Zealand animal rights organisation SAFE is supporting the growing number of Kiwis who want to milk the...

Agriculture Minister urged to appoint non industry experts on winter grazing taskforce

October 18th, 2019
Animal rights organisation SAFE is urging the Government to include experts and advocates from outside the agriculture industry on its newly announced winter crop grazing taskforce. Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor’s taskforce was announced last week following intense public scrutiny over cruel winter crop grazing practices.

New Zealand’s first Cage-Free Egg Directory launches today

October 18th, 2019
New Zealand’s first Cage-Free Egg Directory has launched today, listing businesses who have committed to going cage-free, and those who are yet to produce a cage-free policy. The directory launched by animal rights organisation SAFE, catalogues companies operating across New Zealand with each business’s current status with regards to its...

SAFE protesting the largest export of cattle in two years this Sunday

October 18th, 2019
Caring Kiwis will be making a stand at Napier Port at 12pm on Sunday, August 4, speaking up for the animals that will be loaded onto the Yangtze Harmony. This will be the largest shipment of cattle in two years. Animal rights organisation SAFE and its supporters are protesting the...
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