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A conversation with Aaron Cross from the Greyhound Protection League

January 24th, 2021
Will Appelbe sits down with Aaron Cross from the Greyhound Protection League. Aaron has been a fierce advocate for greyhounds for over a decade, speaking truth to power and holding the racing industry accountable for its appalling treatment of dogs.

Greyhound summer death toll soars

January 17th, 2021
For the first episode of 2021, Will Appelbe recaps the most recent current affairs from the last four weeks.

Long boys and legnthy girls

December 2nd, 2020
Five dogs in five weeks. That’s how many greyhounds have been killed recently by the Greyhound racing industry. The industry is facing increased scrutiny, and the SPCA have stepped into the ring. And it’s been twelve months since a catastrophe took pl

Victory for mother pigs

November 17th, 2020
Last Friday was Judgement day. No, nothing to do with John Connor and artificial intelligence. The Wellington High Court finally released its judgement on farrowing crates. We’ll discuss what the ruling is, and what comes next. And 4 live export ships

Post election limbo, and bobby calves with Lynley Tulloch

October 27th, 2020
The Ministry for Primary Industries has released the Michael Heron QC report, which was commissioned as a result of the missing live export ship which capsized and sunk in the East China Sea. The recommendations don’t go far enough, which isn’t really al

Election 2020 and dirty dairying with Mike Joy

October 13th, 2020
New Zealand’s General Election is fast approaching this weekend on October 17. We do a quick recap of some of the policies, or lack thereof, that political parties have put out in the run up to the election. And freshwater ecologist Dr. Mike Joy sits down

Slow progress with fisheries and live export, and ditching dairy with Kylie Dale

September 28th, 2020
The roll out of cameras on fishing vessels is finally seeing some progress, but a journalism student’s chance encounter with a fisherman in Lyttelton suggests those cameras can’t come soon enough. And the temporary ban on livestock exports is planned to b

Live export crisis in the East China Sea

September 18th, 2020
Crisis in the East China Sea, where a livestock vessel capsized carrying nearly 6,000 New Zealand cows bound to China. We’ll run through the series of events as we know them, and also hear the recording from our Virtual Protest to Ban Live Export.

Winter grazing debate hits boiling point while cows give birth in mud

August 31st, 2020
The winter grazing debate has reached boiling point, and now it’s spilling over. Farmers are railing at the Government who are introducing new winter grazing rules under the proposed freshwater regulations. I’m joined by Environmental campaigner Geoff Rei

The dairy industry’s uncomfortable truth, and carnism with Melanie Joy

August 18th, 2020
Hundreds of thousands of calf corpses could be left uncollected on dairy farms across the country. Is it a crisis, or an uncomfortable truth that the industry is failing to address? We also chat with Melanie Joy, the founding president of the charitable o

Putting the chicken before the egg, and a conversation with Jake Conroy

August 4th, 2020
Colony cages are on the agenda. An egg supplier was recently sentenced to two years in prison for fraudulently selling cage eggs as free range. Egg labelling relies on the trust of suppliers, but given how cruel colony cages are, should they be allowed to

Political Panel for Animals 2020 – It’s Time!

July 24th, 2020
Last night in Wellington, SAFE hosted the Political Panel for Animals 2020. The Panelists included Green MP Gareth Hughes, New Zealand First MP Mark Patterson, National MP David Bennett and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor, from the Labour Party. The

The dairy industry’s failings, and rescuing animals with Shawn Bishop

July 21st, 2020
A bad couple of weeks for the dairy industry. We cover some of the latest current affairs, including the light sentencing of animal abuser Mike Luke, as well as a Dairy Industry Award winner who was stripped of his title due to profane and disrespectful t

In memory of Regan Russell, featuring her friends, Toronto Pig Save, and Camille Labchuk

July 6th, 2020
On today’s show, we remember Regan Russell. Regan was an animal rights activist with Toronto Pig Save, who was tragically killed recently when she was hit by a truck transport pigs. We’re joined by some of those who were closest to her, to share her story
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