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New Zealand animal charities combine to assist in Australian bush fires

January 8th, 2020
With the help of animal rights group SAFE, Animal Evac New Zealand deployed a team of volunteers from Wellington to New South Wales this morning. This team will assist with both animals and communities, affected by the Australian bush fires. The specialist six-person disaster response team has experience in animal...

SAFE to protest Canterbury Rodeo

January 3rd, 2020
Animal rights organisation SAFE will be protesting at the Canterbury rodeo tomorrow, to stand up for the bullied and abused animals. The Canterbury rodeo is part of the annual rodeo season, which last season saw four animals killed at events across the country. Read more

New Zealand rodeo season opens amid fresh animal rights protests

January 2nd, 2020
Rodeo season has got off to a rocky start in New Zealand, with protest numbers swelling outside events around the country. Around three dozen protesters chanted outside the Wanaka rodeo in the South Island on Thursday – “there’s no excuse for animal abuse” – calling for an end to the...

Queenstown Vegan Society and SAFE to protest Wanaka Rodeo

December 30th, 2019
Animal rights organisation SAFE will be joining the Queenstown Vegan Society’s protest at the Wanaka Rodeo on January 2. The Wanaka Rodeo is part of the annual rodeo season, which last year saw four animals killed at events across the country. A horse was killed at last year’s Methven Rodeo,...

SAFE says Ministry for Primary Industries is failing animals

December 20th, 2019
An exposé which aired on Newshub Live last night showed dying, dead and rotting hens on a Whangārei colony cage farm. The footage from Northern Eggs showed bodies of hens that had been long-dead, trampled-flat into the floor of the cages, in clear breach of the Layer Hen Code of...

Morning Harvest exposed for caged-hen cruelty – SAFE NZ

December 20th, 2019
An exposé which aired on Newshub Live at 6pm last night showed dying, dead and rotting hens on a Whangārei colony cage farm. Footage provided to animal rights organisation SAFE captured the appalling conditions birds face in the cage-egg industry. The footage was filmed on a colony cage farm by...

Rodeo organisers refuse to follow recommended best practice – SAFE NZ

December 13th, 2019
Information obtained by animal rights organisation SAFE has revealed rodeo organisers are refusing to halt calf-roping events in rodeo, despite the Government’s animal welfare advisors’ recommendation that they do so. A 2018 report published by the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) made a range of recommendations for rodeo events,...

Review of controversial live export trade open for public submissions – SAFE

December 5th, 2019
The review of the controversial live export trade is now open for submissions from the public. Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor ordered the review following an ABC News exposé which revealed that New Zealand and Australian cows were sick and dying in Sri Lanka. Read more

Update with photos: Cruel animal test demonstrated outside LUSH Auckland store today

November 30th, 2019
NZAVS and SAFE, with support from LUSH Cosmetics Australasia, demonstrated the cruel Forced Swim Test outside LUSH Newmarket today. The action that took place outside the LUSH store in Newmarket, Auckland, involved a dunk tank, which volunteers from the LUSH team took turns swimming in to symbolise what animals go...

Cruel animal test to be demonstrated outside LUSH Auckland store tomorrow – Safe NZ

November 29th, 2019
NZAVS and SAFE, with support from LUSH Cosmetics Australasia, will be demonstrating the cruel Forced Swim Test outside LUSH Newmarket tomorrow. The action taking place outside the LUSH store in Newmarket, Auckland, will involve a dunk tank, which volunteers from the LUSH team will take turns swimming in to symbolise...

Animals will be at risk of injury or death during the Otokia rodeo this Saturday

November 28th, 2019
Animals will be at risk of injury or death at the first of three “Mad Bull” rodeo events in Otokia this weekend. The annual rodeo season last year saw four animals killed at events across the country. A horse was killed at last year’s Methven Rodeo, along with a horse...

Cash strapped Mid Northern Rodeo 2020 cancelled – Safe NZ

November 27th, 2019
Animal rights organisation SAFE has been reliably informed that the Mid Northern Rodeo Club has cancelled its annual rodeo event in 2020 due to financial pressures. The Mid Northern Rodeo, which has taken place every year in Whangarei since the 1960s was cancelled due to alleged financial constraints. Read more

14,000 sheep trapped inside capsized live export ship off Romania – SAFE

November 25th, 2019
Fourteen thousand sheep are trapped inside a live export ship which capsized off the coast of Romania on Sunday night. Many of the sheep have likely drowned. Livestock carrier Queen Hind capsized on Sunday night after leaving the port of Midia. Early responders rescued all 22 crew members and at...

Animal rights organisation SAFE to protest at Wairarapa rodeo

November 15th, 2019
Animal rights organisation SAFE will be protesting at the annual Martinborough Bucking Bulls rodeo event in the Wairarapa tomorrow. The Martinborough Bucking Bulls is part of the annual rodeo season, which last year saw four animals killed at events across the country. Read more
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