Close
News

News

Rodeo organisers refuse to follow recommended best practice – SAFE NZ

December 13th, 2019
Information obtained by animal rights organisation SAFE has revealed rodeo organisers are refusing to halt calf-roping events in rodeo, despite the Government’s animal welfare advisors’ recommendation that they do so. A 2018 report published by the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) made a range of recommendations for rodeo events,...
Enjoying a Plant-Based Kiwi Christmas

Enjoying a Plant-Based Kiwi Christmas

December 6th, 2019
A third of Kiwis now eat less or no meat, so chances are that either you — or several of your loved ones – will be seeking out plant-based options this Christmas. That’s why we’ve put together a festive feast that is so full of flavour, everyone will enjoy it!...

Review of controversial live export trade open for public submissions – SAFE

December 5th, 2019
The review of the controversial live export trade is now open for submissions from the public. Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor ordered the review following an ABC News exposé which revealed that New Zealand and Australian cows were sick and dying in Sri Lanka. Read more

Nearly 200,000 chickens dead: Will anything change as a result?

December 4th, 2019
“A simple power cut led to the ventilation supply to these chickens being cut, and both the back-up generator failed and the alarm to alert workers that the chickens were slowly dying.” (FILE PHOTO) OPINION: Nearly 200,000 deaths by suffocation, because of a power cut. Read more

Nearly 200,000 chickens dead after electricity incident

December 4th, 2019
Animal welfare officers are investigating how nearly 200,000 chickens died early on Saturday morning at a chicken farm in Helensville. The Ministry for Primary Industries says the deaths, which RNZ has been told occured at a Tegel farm, were due to a back-up generator failing to kick in when the...

West Auckland farm accused of hiding 180,000 chicken deaths from MPI

December 4th, 2019
A west Auckland poultry farm is being accused of hiding the death of around 180,000 chickens from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). The birds were found suffocated to death on Saturday morning after a power cut caused equipment which pumped air into the sheds to fail. Read more

Nearly 200k chickens die after ‘suffocating’ during power cut

December 3rd, 2019
About 180,000 chickens on a farm that reportedly supplies Tegel chicken died of suffocation on the weekend after a power cut. The Ministry for Primary Industries director of compliance Gary Orr said a “large number” of chickens had died at the farm in Helensville, west Auckland. Read more

More than 150,000 chickens die after power failure

December 3rd, 2019
A large number of chickens have died after a power failure at what’s believed to be a Tegel farm in the North Island. (File image). Photo: 123RF The Ministry for Primary Industries said about 190,000 chickens died in the early hours of Saturday at a chicken farm in Helensville. Read...

Update with photos: Cruel animal test demonstrated outside LUSH Auckland store today

November 30th, 2019
NZAVS and SAFE, with support from LUSH Cosmetics Australasia, demonstrated the cruel Forced Swim Test outside LUSH Newmarket today. The action that took place outside the LUSH store in Newmarket, Auckland, involved a dunk tank, which volunteers from the LUSH team took turns swimming in to symbolise what animals go...

Rodeo is cancelled after activists protest against ‘animal cruelty’ in heated confrontation with aggressive cowboys

November 29th, 2019
A popular rodeo has been cancelled after animal rights activists protesting the event clashed with ‘confrontational’ cowboys. The New Zealand Mid Northern Rodeo Club said the annual event had been closed due to financial pressures and would be back in 2021 with a different family focus. Read more

End of the line for Mid Northern rodeo?

November 28th, 2019
This article was originally published in the Northland Age. Animal rights organisation Save Animals From Exploitation (SAFE) announced yesterday that it had been “reliably informed” that the Mid Northern Rodeo had cancelled its event in January, staged every year since the 1960s, due to financial pressures. “This really is a...

Cruel animal test to be demonstrated outside LUSH Auckland store tomorrow – Safe NZ

November 29th, 2019
NZAVS and SAFE, with support from LUSH Cosmetics Australasia, will be demonstrating the cruel Forced Swim Test outside LUSH Newmarket tomorrow. The action taking place outside the LUSH store in Newmarket, Auckland, will involve a dunk tank, which volunteers from the LUSH team will take turns swimming in to symbolise...
Share kindness

Celebrate a delicious, plant-based Christmas

A plant-based menu that will impress everyone around the Christmas table.
Extend your kindness to animals and our planet this Christmas, while enjoying the most delicious, festive spread!

Donate today

Help us continue helping animals in need.

As a charity, SAFE is reliant on the support of caring people like you to carry out our valuable work. Every dollar goes towards providing education, undertaking research and campaigning for the benefit of all animals.