What is that blob on the beach?

What is that blob on the beach?

December 20th, 2021
One SAFE staffer recounts the beauty of summer days at the beach and the vast wonder it inspires in her and her tamariki.   There is nothing like summer days at the beach in Te Waipounamu (the South Island). Our special spot is a secluded southern bay. Sometimes we’re lucky...

2022 a bleak start for horses in the racing industry

January 25th, 2022
Horse racing has managed to avoid much of the scrutiny that greyhound racing faced in 2021, but a string of recent incidents show that the horse racing industry isn’t without its faults either. And a last minute shipment from Timaru rounded out a bump

Greyhound racing industry report shows 232 greyhounds killed – SAFE

December 14th, 2021
Greyhound Racing New Zealand’s (GRNZ) latest annual report shows that 232 dogs were killed during the 2020/21 season. This includes 18 puppies, bred specifically for racing, who never raced and reportedly died or were euthanised. The report also states 900 dogs in total were injured on racetracks. Read more

Almost 200,000 chickens killed – we now have answers, but no accountability

December 13th, 2021
Two years on from a power outage that lead to the deaths of almost 200,000 chickens, and we finally have some answers. But despite answers, we still have no accountability. And the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill that will prohibit live exports by sea i

Mass chicken death investigation reveals gaping flaws – SAFE For Animals

December 8th, 2021
A series of power cuts resulted in the deaths of 180,000 chickens in November 2019 at a West Auckland broiler chicken farm owned by DB Chicks Limited. The New Zealand Herald has revealed an alarm system failed to alert the farm manager of power outages because an internet router lacked...

Guy Fawkes and horse racing, more of a fizzle than a bang

November 10th, 2021
Guy Fawkes has come and gone, but you’d be forgiven for missing it. The exit of The Warehouse from the fireworks market and supply chain issues has meant smaller retailers have struggled to meet demand. And the most recent New Zealand Trotting Cup in C

Precision fermentation set to turn NZ’s dairy industry upside down

November 23rd, 2021
A new Kiwi startup is raising funds to employ more researches on their quest to bring new dairy products to the market, but without milking a single cow. And COVID-19 is wrecking havoc on the events industry, but there’s a silver lining. It’s wrecking

Gareth Hughes becomes Chair of SAFE’s Board of Directors

November 10th, 2021
Advisory: Gareth Hughes becomes Chair of SAFE’s Board of Directors Source: SAFE For Animals — Former Green Party MP Gareth Hughes was voted in as Chair of SAFE’s Board of Directors following the charity’s AGM last week. “SAFE has been a strong voice for animals and our recent legal victory...

Kōrero with Chris Huriwai and Amy Taylor

November 4th, 2021
Today Will chats with Chris Huriwai and Amy Taylor, who are set to release their brand new documentary this weekend, Milked.

Kōrero with Lynn Tan, Animal Advocacy Africa

October 27th, 2021
Over the last six months, Lynn Tan has conducted research to understand the most pressing problems faced by African animal advocates and what could be done to solve them.

NZ ‘must move away from animal agriculture to meet Global Methane Pledge’

November 3rd, 2021
Overnight at the COP26 climate summit, the United States and European Union announced a global partnership to cut emissions of methane by 2030. New Zealand is one of more than 100 countries that have signed up to the Global Methane Pledge, which aims to limit methane emissions by 30% compared...

An open letter to the Agriculture Minister

October 18th, 2021
This week, SAFE published and open letter to the Agriculture Minister, signed by oer 250 veterinary professionals, who all want a ban on colony cages. And last week, SAFE launched a new campaign called ‘fishes belong in the sea’. This is a new area fo

Open letter calls for ban on colony cages

October 18th, 2021
SAFE has published an open letter this morning in the Dominion Post, calling on Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor to announce a ban on colony cages. Over 250 New Zealand veterinary professionals have put their name to the letter, warning the Minister that colony cages do not meet the welfare needs...

The salmonella outbreak and greyhound racetrack woes

October 5th, 2021
The Greyhound racing industry has had a double blow in the last few weeks. One of it’s race tracks is facing closure, and another potential new track has failed to even get off the ground. And Aotearoa has been silently battling an outbreak of salmone
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