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Animals will be ‘at risk of injury or death’ at the Waimate rodeo this weekend

February 25th, 2021
The annual rodeo season continues this weekend at the Waimate rodeo. Like last year, animals will be at risk of injury or death. Two animals died last rodeo season, both at ‘Mad Bull’ rodeo events in Otago. SAFE spokesperson Will Appelbe said the treatment of animals at rodeo events is...

Animals will be ‘at risk of injury or death’ at the Maniototo rodeo this weekend

February 25th, 2021
The annual rodeo season continues this weekend at the Maniototo rodeo near Waipiata. Like last year, animals will be at risk of injury or death. Two animals died last rodeo season, both at ‘Mad Bull’ rodeo events in Otago. SAFE spokesperson Will Appelbe said the treatment of animals at rodeo...

Live export ships stranded at sea reignites concerns about the trade

February 23rd, 2021
Thousands of cattle remain stranded at sea on two livestock ships that left Spain on 18 December. The two vessels, Elbeik and Karim Allah, were bound for Libya. But following an onboard outbreak of the viral disease bluetongue, they’ve both been refused entry at multiple ports. Read more

Animals ‘will be at risk of injury or death at the Waikato rodeo’ – SAFE

February 18th, 2021
The annual rodeo season continues this weekend at the Waikato rodeo. Like last year, animals will be at risk of injury or death. Two animals died last rodeo season, both at ‘Mad Bull’ rodeo events in Otago. Waikato locals are planning to protest the rodeo. Read more

Animals will be at risk of injury or death at the Outram rodeo this weekend – SAFE

February 3rd, 2021
The annual rodeo season continues this weekend at the Outram rodeo near Dunedin. Like last year, animals will be at risk of injury or death. Two animals died last rodeo season, both at ‘Mad Bull’ rodeo events in Otago. SAFE spokesperson Will Appelbe said the treatment of animals at rodeo...

In-ovo sexing technologies could spare millions of chicks – if New Zealand follows Germany’s lead

January 22nd, 2021
On Wednesday, Germany’s Cabinet approved legislation that will prohibit the practice of killing newly hatched male chicks from 1 January next year. Instead, Germany will use in-ovo gender technology, which enables egg producers to test the sex of embryos inside the egg during the early stages of incubation. Read more

More cows to be exported from Port Taranaki tomorrow – SAFE NZ

January 19th, 2021
Ocean Ute, which arrived at Port Taranaki yesterday, is the second live export ship to arrive in New Zealand this year. Taranaki Animal Rights Group has two demonstrations planned for today. A protest at midday and a vigil at 6.30pm tonight. The number of cattle exported from New Zealand has...

SAFE commends new Ministry of Health eating guidelines for promoting plant-based diets

January 14th, 2021
The Ministry of Health has for the first time acknowledged the correlation between sustainable diets and the climate emergency. The Ministry’s new eating guidelines say there is an urgent need to promote diets that are healthy and have low environmental impacts. Read more

Greyhound summer death toll reaches eight dogs – SAFE

January 11th, 2021
Eight greyhounds have been euthanised since December 18 after sustaining racing injuries. This includes five in Whanganui at what animal rights organisation SAFE is calling a ‘death track’. SAFE spokesperson Will Appelbe is calling on the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to immediately close the Whanganui track for an investigation....

SAFE to protest Canterbury Rodeo next week

December 31st, 2020
The Canterbury rodeo is part of the annual rodeo season, which last season saw two animals killed at rodeo events. Both animals died at the Mad Bull rodeo in Otago. SAFE spokesperson Will Appelbe said rodeo events cause pain, fear and distress to animals. Read more

More cows to be exported from Napier Port to an uncertain fate

December 17th, 2020
Live export ship Dareen is expected to arrive at Napier Port this week to export a consignment of cows. This is the eighth livestock vessel to arrive at the Port this year. The cows are being exported for breeding purposes but will eventually be slaughtered in their destination country. Read...

More cows to be exported from Port Taranaki to an uncertain fate

December 17th, 2020
Live export ship Yangtze Harmony is expected to arrive at Port Taranaki this week to export a consignment of cows. This is the seventh livestock vessel to arrive at the Port this year. The cows are being exported for breeding purposes but will eventually be slaughtered in their destination country....

“It is overdue for the Government to appoint a Commissioner for Animals” – SAFE’s and NZALA’s open letter to the Prime Minister

December 17th, 2020
Last month the High Court found that the Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor, on the advice of the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC), had acted unlawfully by not phasing out the use of farrowing crates and mating stalls. Now that the Government has accepted the Court’s decision, SAFE and...

SAFE zeroes in on rodeo with a new petition launching today

December 3rd, 2020
This Saturday, so-called ‘cowboys’ will put animals at risk of injury or death at the ‘Mad Bull’ rodeo in Otago and the WFL Bull Ride Martinborough. Two bulls were killed at the Mad Bull rodeo last year, and another was killed at the Martinborough bull ride in 2018. Read more
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