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SAFE slams animal welfare at forthcoming Waipukarau rodeo event

November 5th, 2019
Animals will continue to be at risk of injury or death at the Waipukarau bucking bulls this weekend. The annual rodeo season last year saw four animals killed at events across the country. A horse was killed at last year’s Methven Rodeo, along with a horse and a bull at...

Gorilla Kitchen, Plant Blazed and Grater Goods take out annual Eat Kind Awards

November 1st, 2019
Animal rights organisation SAFE is celebrating World Vegan Day by recognising three of New Zealand’s best vegan eateries. SAFE’s annual EAT Kind Awards recognise eateries nationwide who are going above and beyond to offer up the most delicious and innovative plant-based dishes. Read more

Free-range chickens kept in flocks of 36,000

October 29th, 2019
Bostock Brothers is the only commercial organic chicken farm in New Zealand. Source: Bostocks The reality of free-range chicken farming flies in the face of what most New Zealanders believe about how the birds live, Consumer NZ says. The consumer watchdog is calling for a mandatory standard for free-range claims...

Buckle up: Rodeo protest season kicks into gear

October 29th, 2019
Animal advocates are pleading with the community not to attend rodeos this summer. This weekend marks the start of the rodeo season, with events kicking off in Winchester on Saturday and Methven on Sunday. Save Animals From Exploitation (SAFE) spokesperson Will Appelbe says last year there were devastating incidents. Read...

Petition to ban live animal exports delivered to Parliament

October 25th, 2019
A petition calling for an end to live exports has been delivered to Parliament by animal rights group SAFE. The 30,000 signature petition seeks to ban the export of live animals to countries with lower animal welfare, transport and slaughter standards than New Zealand. Read more

Animals will be at risk of injury or death during rodeo opening weekend – SAFE

October 25th, 2019
Animals will continue to be at risk of injury or death as this year’s rodeo season opens this weekend. The annual rodeo season last year saw four animals killed at events across the country. This season begins with the Winchester Rodeo on Saturday, and the Methven Rodeo on Sunday. Read...

Petition to end live export to be presented to Parliament today – SAFE NZ

October 24th, 2019
Animal rights organisation SAFE will today hand over their petition to Green MP Gareth Hughes, calling for an end to live export cruelty. The petition seeks to ban the export of live animals to countries with lower animal welfare, transport and slaughter standards than New Zealand. Read more

Napier Port cattle export ship leaves for China, bringing yearly total to nearly 15,000

October 23rd, 2019
Another live export ship has come and gone from Napier Port, despite a call to halt the live export trade while the Government reviews laws. The Ministry for Primary Industries approved the export of about 3300 cattle to China from Napier on the ship Ganado Express. Read more

Live cattle exports climb despite continued calls for a halt to trade

October 23rd, 2019
New Zealand’s live cattle exports have surged by more than 10,000 this year. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) gave final approval for the export of about 3300 breeding cows from Napier to China on Thursday. It is the seventh shipment of cattle so far this year and brings the...

Dairy farmers urged to transition and produce plant-based foods

October 9th, 2019
The agriculture sector and dairy farmers are being urged by charitable organisation Save Animals from Exploitation (SAFE) to transition to horticulture and produce plant-based foods instead of dairy products. More than 20 percent of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the dairy industry, says SAFE campaigns manager Marianne Macdonald....

Minister backs conditional livestock export prohibition

October 9th, 2019
A conditional prohibition on livestock exports is ”potentially” the best option to protect exported animals and New Zealand’s reputation, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says. In a Cabinet paper just released on the proposed review of the live export trade, Mr O’Connor presented five options prepared by MPI, one being a...

University unmoved on forced swim test

October 7th, 2019
The presentation to Parliament of a petition to end the “forced swim test” has not changed the University of Otago’s view the practice has value. Animal rights groups Safe and the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society presented 25,000 signatures to Parliament on Friday. Read more

Live animal export review ignores 99% of exported farmed animals: October 2, 2019

October 2nd, 2019
A Cabinet paper from the Agriculture Minister’s office on the then proposed review of the live export trade was released last week. The paper proposes five options, which include the Minister’s preferred option of a conditional ban, and a complete prohibition of the trade of live animal exports. Read more

Controversial live export from Napier accepted ‘in principle’

September 17th, 2019
A controversial export of 4700 live cattle has left Napier and is en route to China, after the Ministry for Primary Industries allowed it to go ahead. Director Animal Health and Welfare, Chris Rodwell, said the decision had been made following “a thorough inspection by MPI vets”. Read more
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