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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

SAFE NZ: A Live export ship has covertly berthed at Timaru Port

November 8th, 2019
A live export vessel has covertly berthed at Timaru Port, bringing this year’s shipments of live animals up to a total of eight. Livestock carrier Brahman Express berthed at Timaru Port on Thursday night. The ship came to the attention of animal rights organisation SAFE on this morning. Read more

Tamatha Paul adds her voice to anti-animal testing campaign

November 7th, 2019
A students’ association president and recently elected Wellington City Councillor has added her voice to the campaign against cruel animal experiments. Recently elected City Councillor Tamatha Paul, writing in her capacity as the President of the Victoria University of Wellington Students Association (VUWSA), has penned a letter to the Victoria...

SAFE slams animal welfare at forthcoming Waipukarau rodeo event

November 5th, 2019
Animals will continue to be at risk of injury or death at the Waipukarau bucking bulls 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 and a bull at...

Gorilla Kitchen, Plant Blazed and Grater Goods take out annual Eat Kind Awards

November 1st, 2019
Animal rights organisation SAFE is celebrating World Vegan Day by recognising three of New Zealand’s best vegan eateries. SAFE’s annual EAT Kind Awards recognise eateries nationwide who are going above and beyond to offer up the most delicious and innovative plant-based dishes. Read more
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