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Update: Petition to ban greyhound racing handover event has moved

August 4th, 2021
Update: Petition to ban greyhound racing handover event has moved Source: SAFE For Animals — The handover event for the petition to ban greyhound racing has moved to outside the Parliamentary Library building. The event is scheduled to begin at 1pm today. Read more

Live export ship heading to Port Taranaki – SAFE

August 3rd, 2021
The live export ship Ocean Ute is on its way to Port Taranaki to export an unknown consignment of animals, presumably to China. This is the first live export ship to arrive in Taranaki since the Government confirmed that the live export trade would be phased out on 31 April...

Petition to ban greyhound racing heads to Parliament this week

August 2nd, 2021
SAFE and the Greyhound Protection League are delivering their 37,000 strong petition to Parliament on Wednesday, which calls for a ban on greyhound racing and to rehabilitate and rehome all dogs bred for racing. This petition was supported by Grey2K USA Worldwide. Read more

MPI’s failure to prosecute mass chicken deaths unacceptable – SAFE

July 28th, 2021
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has failed in its duty to enforce animal welfare by not prosecuting a farm where a power outage suffocated and killed 180,000 chickens. The incident which occurred in November 2019 has since been described as the biggest agricultural mass death event in Aotearoa’s history....

Live export by sea to continue for two years – SAFE For Animals

July 16th, 2021
SAFE is disappointed by an announcement from MPI today that exports of livestock by sea will continue until 30 April 2023. SAFE CEO Debra Ashton says they received the news via email which only outlined brief details around the transition from when the Government first made the announcement to put...

New sentence for meth doping greyhound trainer ‘won’t protect further dogs from harm’

July 14th, 2021
Angela Turnwald, the greyhound racing trainer who was fined and disqualified for four months earlier this year following a doping scandal, has now had that disqualification extended to 18 months. Turnwald’s dog Zipping Sarah tested positive for methamphetamine at a race in November last year in Christchurch. Read more

Campaign to outlaw colony cages launches in New Zealand today

July 13th, 2021
Campaign to outlaw colony cages launches in New Zealand today Source: SAFE For Animals — Today, SAFE has launched its Free Hens from Cages campaign, calling on the Government to free the 1.2 million hens trapped in colony cages in New Zealand. SAFE is asking New Zealanders to sign its...

Another greyhound killed at Whanganui track – SAFE

July 12th, 2021
SAFE is calling for MPI to “step up and shut down” the Whanganui greyhound racing track after another dog has been killed. On Friday, Big Time Frosty became the 10th dog killed this racing season at the notorious Whanganui greyhound racing track. She sustained a serious fracture of the right...

Twelfth greyhound killed at Palmerston North racetrack – SAFE

July 6th, 2021
The dog Federal Fear broke his leg yesterday at the Palmerston North racetrack and was killed as a result. This is the fourth dog killed by the greyhound racing industry since Grant Robertson announced his review on 16 April and the twelfth since 1 January 2021. Read more

Another case of doping heightens concerns for welfare of dogs

July 2nd, 2021
Another case of doping heightens concerns for welfare of dogs Source: SAFE For Animals — A fourth case of doping came to light in a judgement released yesterday when Racing Integrity Unit (RIU) charged B L Goldsack after presenting a dog with a prohibited substance to race. Read more

‘Aotearoa lags as EU moves to free 300 million animals from cages’ – SAFE

July 1st, 2021
Today, the European Commission announced its commitment to ban the caging of all farmed animals across the European Union by 2027. The historic commitment will free 300 million animals from cages. As the world moves away from outdated and cruel intensive confinement of animals in cages, Aotearoa is lagging behind....

Correction on live export protest this weekend in Ahuriri Napier

June 18th, 2021
Advisory: Correction on live export protest this weekend in Ahuriri Napier Source: SAFE For Animals — Our media release incorrectly stated that a peaceful protest will be held in Ahuriri Napier on Sunday 19 June, which may have caused some confusion. The protest will be this Sunday, 20 June. Read...

Two live export ships expected to arrive in Ahuriri soon

June 18th, 2021
Two live export ships expected to arrive in Ahuriri soon Source: SAFE For Animals — The live export ship Maysora is expected to arrive at Ahuriri port in Napier this weekend. Yangtze Harmony is also expected to arrive in Ahuriri next week. Over 15,000 cows have been exported from Ahuriri...

Shark finning will continue in Aotearoa until onboard cameras become compulsory

June 17th, 2021
Shark finning will continue in Aotearoa until onboard cameras become compulsory Source: SAFE For Animals — The New Zealand Herald reported on Monday that Aotearoa exported 13.5 tonnes of shark fins last year. In 2014 it became illegal to remove fins at sea from sharks caught in New Zealand waters...
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