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World Animal Protection joins SAFE’s call for a Commissioner for Animals in Aotearoa

May 18th, 2022
SAFE’s petition calling for a Commissioner for Animals in Aotearoa has attained thousands of signatures since its launch on 3 May 2022. The petition highlights the need for an independent voice for animals at the highest level and is supported by animal groups across the country. Read more

Agriculture gets a free pass in ERP – SAFE For Animals

May 16th, 2022
The Government has announced no meaningful plan to reduce emissions in agriculture, instead opting to invest in more research projects. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has previously stated that climate change is “one of the greatest challenges of our time” and that we must “act with urgency”. Read more

Greyhound is killed after suffering a ‘catastrophic’ racing injury in Christchurch

May 12th, 2022
On Tuesday, following a race at Addington Raceway, greyhound ‘Epic Addi’ was found to have a displaced compound fracture of the right fore ulna and radius, with soft tissue damage up to the elbow joint. Eight greyhounds have died on racetracks to date this season, with five of the eight...

Political shenanigans over the bill to ban live export

May 11th, 2022
Greyhound racing is facing a new scandal, following revelations made by Newshub that indicate potential neglect and mistreatment at a kennel belonging to one of the industry’s most prolific trainers. The ban on live export faced a small bump in the r

Bird shooting season ‘bad news’ for all birds

May 6th, 2022
The bird shooting season, which begins on Saturday 7 May this year, means countless birds, including natives like pūkeko, kakīānau (black swan), pūtangitangi (paradise shelduck), pārera (grey duck) and kuruwhengi (Australasian shoveler duck), will be killed. Read more

SAFE launches petition calling for a Commissioner for Animals

May 3rd, 2022
SAFE launches a petition calling for a Commissioner for Animals The petition is supported by leading animal organisations New Zealand Animal Law Association (NZALA), Helping You Help Animals (HUHA) and the New Zealand Anti-vivisection Society (NZAVS). Read more

Live export protests planned across the country this Saturday for a National Day of Action

April 28th, 2022
SAFE will join protestors around the country on Saturday 30 April 2022, who are rallying together from midday to demonstrate their opposition to live export by sea. As part of a ‘National Day of Action,’ independently organised protests will be held across multiple locations in Aotearoa including Wellington, Auckland, Dunedin,...

Kōrero with Abigail Penny, Animal Equality UK Executive Director

April 28th, 2022
Today on the show I’m chatting with Abigail Penny, the UK Executive Director at Animal Equality. Animal Equality is an international animal protection organisation, and they’re most well known for their undercover investigations. Those investigations

Greyhound trampled and euthanised in Christchurch yesterday – SAFE

April 22nd, 2022
Yesterday at Addington raceway, the greyhound Gary collided with other dogs and tumbled shortly after reaching the lure, having just crossed the finish line. He was trampled by four other dogs, which caused a catastrophic injury to his right front leg. Read more

NZ officials at IPCC summit, shockingly, missed the point

April 12th, 2022
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its latest report, and it’s not great. We have a lot to do. But New Zealand officials successfully lobbied against the use of plant-based terminology, which begs the question, did our officials mi

NZ sacrificed action on climate in favour of agriculture in IPCC report

April 9th, 2022
NZ sacrificed action on climate in favour of agriculture in IPCC report Source: SAFE For Animals — Aotearoa Government officials successfully scrubbed ‘plant-based’ diets from the highly influential ‘summary for policymakers’ version of the latest IPCC report, and lobbied for switching the language to ‘healthy sustainable diets’. Read more

An urgent transition away from animal agriculture is needed, in light of IPCC report

April 5th, 2022
An urgent transition away from animal agriculture is needed, in light of IPCC report Source: SAFE For Animals — The latest report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released overnight shows that global emissions are now on track to exceed the Paris Agreement’s 1.5 degrees celsius warning...

Greyhound death scrubbed from race video footage – SAFE For Animals

March 21st, 2022
On Friday at Manawatu Raceway, ‘Have A Yak’ was euthanised after falling and suffering a compound fracture. Greyhound Racing New Zealand (GRNZ) edited out the fall from the race video, which was published online and linked to GRNZ’s race reports. Have A Yak was falling behind in third place before...

Live pig delivery market exposed

March 9th, 2022
Live pigs delivered to your door. That’s what some businesses are offering in the Auckland and Waikato regions. The advice these businesses are giving to kill these pigs is illegal though, and bears an airy resemblance to a British TV ad that many conside
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