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...

Northland rodeo cancels 2020 event due to animal cruelty protesters

November 28th, 2019
Animal rights activists are claiming victory after an annual rodeo was cancelled due to financial pressures. But the Mid Northern Rodeo Club says it will be back and bigger than ever in 2021, with a festival aimed at a broader audience. Animal rights organisation Safe said the majority of New...

Animals will be at risk of injury or death during the Otokia rodeo this Saturday

November 28th, 2019
Animals will be at risk of injury or death at the first of three “Mad Bull” rodeo events in Otokia 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...

Whangarei rodeo cancellation a blip, not trend – association

November 27th, 2019
The rodeo association says the cancellation of one of its summer events is a blip, not a trend, and is confident rodeo’s popularity is not waning in the face of opposition. Photo: 123rf Animal welfare group SAFE said the cancellation of next year’s Mid Northern Rodeo is partially the result...

Cash strapped Mid Northern Rodeo 2020 cancelled – Safe NZ

November 27th, 2019
Animal rights organisation SAFE has been reliably informed that the Mid Northern Rodeo Club has cancelled its annual rodeo event in 2020 due to financial pressures. The Mid Northern Rodeo, which has taken place every year in Whangarei since the 1960s was cancelled due to alleged financial constraints. Read more

Calls to ban use of private fireworks debated at Select Committee

November 25th, 2019
Local government representatives were among those calling for legislation to ban private fireworks sales, during a presentation to Parliament’s Governance and Administration Select Committee today. Auckland councillors Cathy Casey and Fa’anana Efeso Collins discussed the Auckland Council’s submission to the Government to introduce the legislation. Read more

Horror capsize of livestock carrier renews calls for NZ to ban all live exports

November 25th, 2019
The capsizing of a livestock carrier off the coast of Romania has renewed calls by an animal welfare group for New Zealand to ban the practice of live exports completely. The Palau-flagged Queen Hind with approximately 14,600 sheep on board capsized on Sunday night after leaving the port of Midia....

14,000 sheep trapped inside capsized live export ship off Romania – SAFE

November 25th, 2019
Fourteen thousand sheep are trapped inside a live export ship which capsized off the coast of Romania on Sunday night. Many of the sheep have likely drowned. Livestock carrier Queen Hind capsized on Sunday night after leaving the port of Midia. Early responders rescued all 22 crew members and at...

William Hotel Group’s Cage-Free Announcement

November 20th, 2019
SAFE is pleased to announce Williams Hotel Group has pledged to ditch cage eggs across all of its hotels nationwide. After discussions with its food supplier, the New Zealand owned hotel group confirmed with SAFE its kitchens would no longer be serving eggs from caged hens. Williams Hotel Group has...
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