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Intensive Winter Grazing harms much more than our clean, green Aotearoa
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Intensive Winter Grazing harms much more than our clean, green Aotearoa

October 20th, 2020
In winter 2019, shocking images of cows up to their knees in mud, unable to lie down and rest, were in the media. Aerial footage revealed extensive environmental degradation in parts of Otago and Southland.  A Southland kindergarten was even forced to close when runoff from a nearby farm washed...

COVID-19 outbreak on a live export ship – SAFE NZ

October 20th, 2020
While New Zealand is gearing up to lift a temporary ban on live exports, 25 crew have tested positive for COVID-19 on the livestock carrier Al Messilah, which is docked at Fremantle Port in Western Australia. The ship, which was due to be loading animals for export, has been delayed...

Jacinda Ardern has a mandate to end the caging of hens – SAFE

October 18th, 2020
Animal rights organisation SAFE has big expectations around colony cages for the next Labour government. SAFE CEO Debra Ashton said with a majority of the seats in Parliament, Labour can make quick progress on animal welfare. “Labour can really get things done now, like fulfilling some broken promises on animal...

A Labour/Green government could be a huge win for animals – SAFE NZ

October 16th, 2020
Current polling suggests the Labour party will need the Greens to form a new Government and this could mean big gains for animals. SAFE CEO Debra Ashton said the two parties have already agreed on a phaseout of cruel colony cages in previous election campaigns. Read more
Have you bought these common myths about dairy?

Have you bought these common myths about dairy?

October 14th, 2020
For most of our lives, advertisements have told us that cow’s milk is good for us, that we need it for strong bones, or if we are to have any chance of making New Zealand’s Olympic team. But is this backed up by science? Or is it just clever advertising?...

Animal welfare sentencing demonstrates MPI’s incompetence – SAFE NZ

October 14th, 2020
A Waihi dairy farming couple were fined over $7,500 yesterday for serious animal welfare charges. Between 2018 and 2019, three cows had to be euthanised to end their suffering, and 30 cows required urgent remedial treatment due to significant underfeeding. Read more

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

SAFE supports Wellington City Councillor’s push for fireworks ban near the zoo

October 12th, 2020
Wellington City Councillor Fleur Fitzsimons is campaigning to ban the use of fireworks within a two-kilometre radius around Wellington Zoo. SAFE campaigns manager Marianne Macdonald said it’s a good move and would like to see the ban go further. “Wildlife, companion animals and farmed animals can all suffer physical and...
Hens deserve a life worth living
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Hens deserve a life worth living

October 8th, 2020
Like many people caring for animals, my mornings start with a feeding and cleaning routine. With over 30 hens, the vast majority of whom arrived featherless and skinny after serving an 18-month sentence in an intensive farm, the daily routine is well-planned and efficiently executed.   The hens rush out...
1.8 Million Reasons You Should Give Up Dairy

1.8 Million Reasons You Should Give Up Dairy

October 6th, 2020
Bobby calves are one of the more unpalatable truths of the dairy industry. Autumn/winter calving is the busiest time of the year for ‘bobby calf disposal,’ as it is called in the industry. A bobby calf is a four to 10 day old newborn calf, who is not needed by...

Animal rights and climate activists to protest leaders debate in Chch tonight

October 6th, 2020
Animal rights organisation SAFE is joining Extinction Rebellion at their demonstration at The Press Leaders Debate, to be held at the Christchurch Town Hall tonight. SAFE spokesperson Will Appelbe said more needs to be done if we are to avoid the worst effects of the climate emergency. Read more

It’s time to say ‘Mooove over, dairy!’ for World Vegetarian Month – SAFE NZ

October 2nd, 2020
SAFE has launched a brand new Dairy-Free Challenge to coincide with World Vegetarian Month this October. SAFE Eat Kind Programme Coordinator Kylie Dale said “Going dairy-free is a great move for your health, for our planet and for animals.” In Wednesday night’s leaders debate, host Patrick Gower asked the Labour...
Five reasons you should take the Dairy-Free Challenge

Five reasons you should take the Dairy-Free Challenge

September 30th, 2020
If you’ve been thinking about ditching dairy and would like a little help to get started, we have just the thing for you. It’s fun, easy and FREE! The Dairy-Free Challenge is an exciting email series that covers everything from getting started to delicious recipes, dairy-free products and tips galore!...

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
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