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Fire leading to mass chicken death reveals gaping flaws – SAFE For Animals

February 7th, 2023
An early morning fire at an egg-laying farm in Orini, Waikato yesterday has claimed the lives of at least 50,000 hens. The farm is operated by New Zealand’s largest egg producer Zeagold, the country’s biggest egg producer, whose eggs are sold under the Woodland and Farmer Brown brands. Read more

Three deaths in three days ‘prompts renewed calls for an end to rodeo’

January 13th, 2023
The deaths of three animals in rodeo events, mere weeks into the current season, has prompted renewed demands from SAFE for the Government to urgently ban rodeo. Information recently obtained by animal rights organisation SAFE reveals two bulls and a horse have died in rodeo events between 28 and 30...

‘Catastrophic injuries’ suffered on Auckland racetrack result in another Greyhound death

January 12th, 2023
‘Catastrophic injuries’ suffered on Auckland racetrack result in another Greyhound death Source: SAFE For Animals — Animal rights organisation SAFE is ringing in the new year with an urgent call for the Government to ban greyhound racing, after yet another dog suffered injuries severe enough to result in her death....

SAFE calls for urgent action for salmon ahead of marine heatwave

December 14th, 2022
SAFE is calling for urgent action to protect vulnerable farmed salmon, ahead of what NIWA has predicted to be a “significant” marine heatwave this summer. Marine heatwaves can have a devastating impact on marine ecosystems and animals. Without urgent action, millions of intensively farmed salmon across the country will suffer,...

‘It’s got to stop’ – Greyhound euthanised after suffering broken back

December 6th, 2022
Animal rights organisation SAFE is renewing calls for the Government to ban greyhound racing after yet another greyhound has lost their life due to horrific injuries sustained on the track. The greyhound, How’s the Luck, suffered a broken back and dislocated neck after a fall at the Christchurch tracks on...

Damning report outlines doubts on future of greyhound racing – SAFE

November 29th, 2022
In response to a petition from the Greyhound Protection League calling for a ban on greyhound racing in New Zealand, the Select Committee has released a damning report outlining doubts as to whether the industry retains the social licence required to operate. Read more

Renewed calls to ban greyhound racing after horror weekend on tracks – SAFE

November 7th, 2022
Animal rights organisation SAFE is renewing calls for the Government to end greyhound racing after yet another horror weekend on the tracks. Sunday alone saw nine injuries and four broken bones in Auckland. In one race, a lure break-down caused multiple collisions, but this was not even the main factor...

SAFE renews calls for a ban on rodeo ahead of summer season

October 21st, 2022
Every summer, countless animals are subjected to fear, stress, risk of injury and death – all for the sake of ‘entertainment.’ Ahead of this weekend’s season opening, SAFE is calling for an end to rodeo in Aotearoa. Around 35 rodeos take place in New Zealand each year, many including activities...

Greyhound trainer attempts to thwart drug test – SAFE For Animals

September 30th, 2022
Another greyhound has tested positive for methamphetamine in the racing industry. The drug was detected in June 2022 in Palmerston North only after the trainer used a string of excuses to delay the urine swab by two hours. SAFE Campaigns Manager Anna de Roo said methamphetamine detections in the greyhound...

Two year ban for Tokoroa greyhound owner who used human drugs to treat dog

September 19th, 2022
A Tokoroa greyhound owner who tried to treat a dog with leftover human antibiotics, leading to it being put down, has been banned from the sport for two years. The only treatment the female breeding greyhound Jetsun Singer (Carrie) received for full thickness pressure ulcers on both hip areas was...

Animal Welfare amidst a delay to Winter Grazing Regulations w/ Emma Brodie: September 5, 2022

September 5th, 2022
[00:00:07] Federated Farmers, DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb NZ want intensive winter grazing regulations delayed again yet again. [00:00:14] Intensive winter grazing regulations were meant to come into effect in May 2021 but were initially delayed until May 2022, only to be further delayed to November 2022. Again, this has...

The greyhound racing industry is on its last legs – let’s speed up its demise

September 1st, 2022
Virginia Fallon is a Stuff senior writer and columnist based in Wellington. OPINION: When it comes to disingenuous slogans, the one used by Greyhound Racing NZ is a banger. “We love our dogs. They love to race,” is the motto adopted by the industry, which is about as perplexing as...

Govt urged to ignore plea to delay winter grazing reforms again

August 31st, 2022
Animal welfare group SAFE has released footage of cows in muddy conditions just weeks after industry groups asked the government to delay new winter grazing rules. A screenshot from footage shot at various farms during winter. Photo: SAFE screenshot Regulations to better control the effects of intensive winter grazing were...

Two trainers banned from greyhound racing after leaving dogs in ‘abhorrent’ conditions

August 26th, 2022
Two trainers have been banned from greyhound racing for two years for seriously mistreating dogs at their Taranaki property. Inspectors found the greyhounds living in what they called “abhorrent” conditions and the case has reignited calls for greyhound racing to be banned. Read more
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