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No animal should suffer for a social media video

No animal should suffer for a social media video

June 23rd, 2021
Animal videos have become hugely popular online. While they may seem innocuous, they can pose a real risk of harm to animals. The latest, a TikTok video showing a person ‘tickling’ a stingray, has gained around 100 million views in just over a week. But the video is far from...

The Melbourne Cup of greyhound racing

June 21st, 2021
Today we recap the last two weeks, including the 50th anniversary of the Silver Collar greyhound race which saw a dog break his leg, and delays to the Government's announcement of the phase out date for livestock exports by sea.

Correction on live export protest this weekend in Ahuriri Napier

June 18th, 2021
Advisory: Correction on live export protest this weekend in Ahuriri Napier Source: SAFE For Animals — Our media release incorrectly stated that a peaceful protest will be held in Ahuriri Napier on Sunday 19 June, which may have caused some confusion. The protest will be this Sunday, 20 June. Read...

Two live export ships expected to arrive in Ahuriri soon

June 18th, 2021
Two live export ships expected to arrive in Ahuriri soon Source: SAFE For Animals — The live export ship Maysora is expected to arrive at Ahuriri port in Napier this weekend. Yangtze Harmony is also expected to arrive in Ahuriri next week. Over 15,000 cows have been exported from Ahuriri...

Shark finning will continue in Aotearoa until onboard cameras become compulsory

June 17th, 2021
Shark finning will continue in Aotearoa until onboard cameras become compulsory Source: SAFE For Animals — The New Zealand Herald reported on Monday that Aotearoa exported 13.5 tonnes of shark fins last year. In 2014 it became illegal to remove fins at sea from sharks caught in New Zealand waters...

Kōrero with Shanti Ahluwalia from NZAVS

June 15th, 2021
This week on Animal Matters, Will Appelbe sits down with Shanti Ahluwalia from the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) to talk about Aotearoa's relationship with animal testing.

Aotearoa lags behind as EU moves to ban colony cages

June 16th, 2021
Aotearoa lags behind as EU moves to ban colony cages Source: SAFE For Animals — Last week the European Parliament urged the European Commission to ban the caging of all farmed animals across the European Union by 2027. The resolution was adopted with overwhelming support from MEPs. Read more

Silver Collar greyhound race reveals cruelty and corruption – SAFE

June 15th, 2021
Federal Morgan broke his leg in the final race at the “Silver Collar” races at the Auckland Greyhound Racing Club on Sunday 13 June 2021. Federal Morgan was considered a star performer, who’s trainer Lisa Cole made a late withdrawal of three other dogs so Federal Morgan could run in...

Ban Live Exports International Awareness Day marred as live export ships make their way to Aotearoa

June 14th, 2021
Ban Live Exports International Awareness Day marred as live export ships make their way to Aotearoa Source: SAFE For Animals — Today for Ban Live Exports International Awareness Day, people around the world are pressuring their governments to end the live export trade. Read more

Rampant animal mistreatment in the dairy industry warrants inquiry – SAFE

June 9th, 2021
Stuff revealed yesterday that dairy industry animal welfare complaints have increased over the last four years. According to data from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), in 2017 there were 264 complaints, 258 in 2018, 332 in 2019 and last year there were 373. Read more

A wild goose chase

June 8th, 2021
The Waikato District Council are taking drastic measures to manage a large population of geese. Without investigating better options, they announced they would use poison, but have since had to make a U turn after realising it wouldn’t work. And Ange

Kōrero with Philip McKibbin, on the Politics of Love

June 1st, 2021
Today our kōrero is with Philip McKibbin, a New Zealand based writer and author of the book “Love Notes: for a Politics of Love” which is published in New York by Lantern books.
Ten reasons why the ban on live export by sea must be implemented immediately

Ten reasons why the ban on live export by sea must be implemented immediately

May 31st, 2021
Two years is too long. In the time it could take to phase out live export by sea, hundreds of thousands more New Zealand animals will potentially have to endure the horror of the live export trade. Following the Government’s announcement on 14 April that live export by sea will...

Budget 2021 – A missed opportunity for animals

May 25th, 2021
Last week, the Government released it’s annual budget, setting out what initiatives would be allocated new spending. Despite the deficits in animal welfare in New Zealand, not a single dollar was allocated for animal welfare spending.
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