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SAFE appalled to learn rodeo organisers kept second fatality at Gisborne Rodeo hidden

SAFE appalled to learn rodeo organisers kept second fatality at Gisborne Rodeo hidden

January 10th, 2019
New information given to SAFE in January 2019 revealed a second animal was killed at the Gisborne Rodeo in December 2018, showing a lack of transparency around the animal cruelty in the rodeo community. A source from the rodeo community, who wishes to remain anonymous, informed SAFE that a horse...
The death toll mounts as a bull is killed at Gisborne rodeo

The death toll mounts as a bull is killed at Gisborne rodeo

January 9th, 2019
The peak of the rodeo season this summer saw another innocent life taken at the Gisborne Rodeo. Despite continued calls to end rodeo in New Zealand, these barbaric displays of human dominance over animals continue. A bull was shot at the Gisborne Rodeo on December 27 after dislocating part of...

1080 poisoning an animal welfare catastrophe for New Zealand

January 9th, 2019
SAFE is calling on the Government to prioritise funding for research into humane alternatives to 1080.  The poison has been used in New Zealand since 1954 to control populations of certain animals. However, 1080 causes a slow and torturous death, and can take up to 18 hours to kill. SAFE...
Animals always the losers on factory farms, as fire rips through West Auckland poultry sheds

Animals always the losers on factory farms, as fire rips through West Auckland poultry sheds

December 26th, 2018
Approximately 50,000 chickens have been killed in a fire at a West Auckland poultry farm last night. The Stoney Creek factory farm, in Opanuku Rd, Henderson, supplies Tegel. SAFE Head of Campaigns, Marianne Macdonald, is appalled that these birds have been burned to death and says an urgent review of...

2018 – A year in review

December 19th, 2018
Thank you from the whole team at SAFE! Thank you for your support for New Zealand’s animals this year. Together we are a strong force for those who cannot speak for themselves. Without a doubt SAFE’s campaign to ban cruel farrowing crates has had a huge impact in 2018 and...
353 dogs put to death in greyhound racing industry – SAFE demands a ban on greyhound racing

353 dogs put to death in greyhound racing industry – SAFE demands a ban on greyhound racing

December 11th, 2018
SAFE is demanding an end to greyhound racing cruelty, amid new figures that show the industry killed 353 unwanted dogs during the last season. Greyhound Racing New Zealand released its 2018 Annual Report on Monday, December 10 2018, which illustrates that 353 dogs were euthanised after the industry’s failure to rehome...

Zoochosis: Why animals should not be in zoos

December 11th, 2018
Death comes to us all, and the most we can hope for (to quote Kenny Rogers) is to die in our sleep. I’d like to think that we can raise our expectations a little higher than that. Personally, I would like to have a life worth living and dying for....
Consumer NZ calls out chicken meat producers – SAFE demands they cease misleading New Zealanders

Consumer NZ calls out chicken meat producers – SAFE demands they cease misleading New Zealanders

December 9th, 2018
SAFE is demanding the chicken meat industry stops misleading people, after Consumer NZ calls out Tegel, Ingham and Pams chicken for their misleading “cage-free” labelling on chicken meat products. Consumer protection watchdog Consumer NZ announced the winners of its 2018 ‘Bad Taste’ Food Awards on December 8. Tegel, Ingham and...

SAFE blows the whistle on failings of Protected Disclosures Act

December 7th, 2018
SAFE has demanded urgent strengthening of the Protected Disclosures Act in its submission to the State Services Commission, to protect whistleblowers who report animal neglect, cruelty and law-breaking. This follows the animal cruelty charges laid earlier this week against the Northland dairy farmer who was exposed by a whistleblower. A...
Victory for hens! Marriott Hotels to go cage-free.

Victory for hens! Marriott Hotels to go cage-free.

December 6th, 2018
We are a huge step closer to seeing a world where hens don’t suffer in cages. After years of dodging the subject, Marriott International has finally released a public statement announcing a new policy to phase out cage eggs in all their hotels globally. Within 48 hours of the campaign...

Feathers fly outside Auckland hotel, as SAFE demands Marriott honour their cage-free egg commitment

December 5th, 2018
SAFE this morning protested outside Four Points by Sheraton Auckland hotel, demanding Marriott hotels honour their commitment to source cage-free eggs. The action, featuring colourful chicken costumes, was part of a global campaign launched today by 58 major animal organisations who make up the Open Wing Alliance. Four Points by...
Charges laid after dairy farmer cruelty exposed by SAFE and Farmwatch

Charges laid after dairy farmer cruelty exposed by SAFE and Farmwatch

December 4th, 2018
SAFE is pleased to see charges laid against a Northland contract milker who was caught beating cows with a pipe, but urge that without proper regulatory enforcement, animal cruelty will continue to be a blight on New Zealand’s reputation. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) announced on Tuesday December 4...
Calf suffers suspected broken neck after roping in Australian rodeo

Calf suffers suspected broken neck after roping in Australian rodeo

November 26th, 2018
SAFE is renewing calls for an urgent ban on the use of baby animals in rodeo after a young calf suffered a suspected broken neck in Australia. Footage was captured at the National Rodeo Association Final in Caboolture, Queensland on Saturday November 24, where a calf was injured during the...

Celebrate kindness this Christmas

November 21st, 2018
Christmas in New Zealand is unique. Think soaking up the sun in the backyard or heading to the beach with family and friends. A Kiwi Christmas is about spending time with people you love while sharing laughs and making memories. All while enjoying delicious food! Although Christmas is traditionally a...
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