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Guy Fawkes and horse racing, more of a fizzle than a bang

November 10th, 2021
Guy Fawkes has come and gone, but you’d be forgiven for missing it. The exit of The Warehouse from the fireworks market and supply chain issues has meant smaller retailers have struggled to meet demand. And the most recent New Zealand Trotting Cup in C

Precision fermentation set to turn NZ’s dairy industry upside down

November 23rd, 2021
A new Kiwi startup is raising funds to employ more researches on their quest to bring new dairy products to the market, but without milking a single cow. And COVID-19 is wrecking havoc on the events industry, but there’s a silver lining. It’s wrecking

Kōrero with Chris Huriwai and Amy Taylor

November 4th, 2021
Today Will chats with Chris Huriwai and Amy Taylor, who are set to release their brand new documentary this weekend, Milked.

Kōrero with Lynn Tan, Animal Advocacy Africa

October 27th, 2021
Over the last six months, Lynn Tan has conducted research to understand the most pressing problems faced by African animal advocates and what could be done to solve them.

An open letter to the Agriculture Minister

October 18th, 2021
This week, SAFE published and open letter to the Agriculture Minister, signed by oer 250 veterinary professionals, who all want a ban on colony cages. And last week, SAFE launched a new campaign called ‘fishes belong in the sea’. This is a new area fo

The salmonella outbreak and greyhound racetrack woes

October 5th, 2021
The Greyhound racing industry has had a double blow in the last few weeks. One of it’s race tracks is facing closure, and another potential new track has failed to even get off the ground. And Aotearoa has been silently battling an outbreak of salmone

Kōrero with Kelly Phelps, Free As A Bird Rescue

September 29th, 2021
Kelly started Free as a Bird in 2013, and since then the non profit organisation has rescued, rehabilitated and rehome tens of thousands of hens, many of them rescued from battery and colony cages.

Greyhound racing still struggling with doping and injuries

September 22nd, 2021
Last week we bought you the interview with a former Northern Eggs employee, who spoke out about the appaling treatment of hens at the colony cage farm. Today we’ll bring you the latest on that story. And the greyhound racing industry is still grappling

Northern Eggs colony cage cruelty

September 15th, 2021
On this week's episode of Animal Matters, Will Appelbe speaks with a whistleblower who used to work at Northern Eggs, a colony cage farm near Whangarei. This brave informant put themselves at great personal risk to expose the cruelty that's currently occu

The beginning of the end for greyhound racing?

September 8th, 2021
Last week, in his capacity as Minister for Racing, Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson gave the greyhound racing industry an ultimatimum upon the release of the greyhound racing review. It was a scathing review, and today we’ll take a look at its findin

Kōrero wth Luiza Schneider, VP of Investigations, Mercy for Animals

August 31st, 2021
This week on Animal Matters, Will Appelbe chats with Luiza Schneider, Vice President of Investigations at Mercy for Animals. Schneider is a former investigator, and now works with their brave investigations team to expose cruelty on factory farms.

The latest animal news from lockdown

August 24th, 2021
This week on Animal Matters, Will Appelbe recaps the latest from the greyhound racing industry, as well as an animal sanctuary's desperate mission to rescue animals in Afghanistan. Also, what to do if your companion animal breaches their bubble.

They belong on the couch, not the racetrack

August 10th, 2021
It’s a quick episode today. We’ll discuss the most recent debate concerning the live export ban, as well as MPI’s most recent disappointing decision not to prosecute a farm that saw hundreds of thousands of chickens to suffocate in it’s sheds.

Kōrero with Emma Hurst, Member of Parliament for the Animal Justice Party, NSW Australia

August 3rd, 2021
Today on the show Will Appelbe chats with Emma Hurst, Member of Parliament for the Animal Justice Party in New South Wales, Australia. The Animal Justice Party is Australia's sole political party dedicated to animal rights, and Emma Hurst is one of two An
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