Animal welfare groups call for total ban on calves being used in rodeo events – ‘You wouldn’t do this to your cat or dog’

January 8th, 2020
While thousands of holidaymakers are heading to rodeos around the country, animal welfare advocates are calling for a total ban on calves being used in the events. Your playlist will load after this ad The Government’s code of welfare for rodeos recommends calves not be involved. Read more

New Zealand animal charities combine to assist in Australian bush fires

January 8th, 2020
With the help of animal rights group SAFE, Animal Evac New Zealand deployed a team of volunteers from Wellington to New South Wales this morning. This team will assist with both animals and communities, affected by the Australian bush fires. The specialist six-person disaster response team has experience in animal...

SAFE to protest Canterbury Rodeo

January 3rd, 2020
Animal rights organisation SAFE will be protesting at the Canterbury rodeo tomorrow, to stand up for the bullied and abused animals. The Canterbury rodeo is part of the annual rodeo season, which last season saw four animals killed at events across the country. Read more

New Zealand rodeo season opens amid fresh animal rights protests

January 2nd, 2020
Rodeo season has got off to a rocky start in New Zealand, with protest numbers swelling outside events around the country. Around three dozen protesters chanted outside the Wanaka rodeo in the South Island on Thursday – “there’s no excuse for animal abuse” – calling for an end to the...

Queenstown Vegan Society and SAFE to protest Wanaka Rodeo

December 30th, 2019
Animal rights organisation SAFE will be joining the Queenstown Vegan Society’s protest at the Wanaka Rodeo on January 2. The Wanaka Rodeo is part of the annual rodeo season, which last year saw four animals killed at events across the country. A horse was killed at last year’s Methven Rodeo,...

SAFE says Ministry for Primary Industries is failing animals

December 20th, 2019
An exposé which aired on Newshub Live last night showed dying, dead and rotting hens on a Whangārei colony cage farm. The footage from Northern Eggs showed bodies of hens that had been long-dead, trampled-flat into the floor of the cages, in clear breach of the Layer Hen Code of...

Morning Harvest exposed for caged-hen cruelty – SAFE NZ

December 20th, 2019
An exposé which aired on Newshub Live at 6pm last night showed dying, dead and rotting hens on a Whangārei colony cage farm. Footage provided to animal rights organisation SAFE captured the appalling conditions birds face in the cage-egg industry. The footage was filmed on a colony cage farm by...

Caged-egg farm under investigation by MPI after video shows rotting chickens

December 19th, 2019
The Ministry for Primary Industries is investigating potential animal welfare breaches at a Northland caged-egg farm after video showed dead chickens rotting inside. The footage, filmed covertly and provided exclusively to Newshub, shows alongside dead and decaying chickens, blood close to where eggs were laid, a severely egg-bound hen and...

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
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