Whanganui racetrack sees six greyhounds injured in one day – SAFE

September 20th, 2021
At a racing meet last Wednesday, six dogs were injured at the Whanganui greyhound racing track. Two of the dogs suffered broken legs, with a third suspected. Two of the dogs are undergoing x-rays to confirm. The last four races of the meeting were eventually abandoned due to poor weather....

Whistleblower exposes shocking cruelty to hens on New Zealand farm – SAFE

September 15th, 2021
A former farmworker who wishes to remain anonymous, has revealed to SAFE the horrific conditions that hens are living in at the colony cage farm ‘Northern Eggs’ in Whangarei. In May 2021, a former Northern Eggs worker approached SAFE with images showing hens left to rot in cages at the...

Northern Eggs colony cage cruelty

September 15th, 2021
On this week's episode of Animal Matters, Will Appelbe speaks with a whistleblower who used to work at Northern Eggs, a colony cage farm near Whangarei. This brave informant put themselves at great personal risk to expose the cruelty that's currently occu

The beginning of the end for greyhound racing?

September 8th, 2021
Last week, in his capacity as Minister for Racing, Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson gave the greyhound racing industry an ultimatimum upon the release of the greyhound racing review. It was a scathing review, and today we’ll take a look at its findin

Pressure is mounting for a ban on greyhound racing – SAFE

September 2nd, 2021
Racing Ministry Grant Robertson has put the greyhound racing industry formally on notice following the release of a damning review of the industry. The review, which was commissioned in April 2021 and completed by Sir Bruce Robertson, shows the industry has made little improvement since the Hansen report in 2016....

Kōrero wth Luiza Schneider, VP of Investigations, Mercy for Animals

August 31st, 2021
This week on Animal Matters, Will Appelbe chats with Luiza Schneider, Vice President of Investigations at Mercy for Animals. Schneider is a former investigator, and now works with their brave investigations team to expose cruelty on factory farms.

Mud farming continues in the South Island

August 26th, 2021
Mud farming continues in the South Island Source: SAFE For Animals — Images and video provided to SAFE show winter grazing conditions on many farms haven’t improved in parts of Southland and Otago. The content shows sheep caked in mud, a mother cow licking her calf lying in the mud,...

The latest animal news from lockdown

August 24th, 2021
This week on Animal Matters, Will Appelbe recaps the latest from the greyhound racing industry, as well as an animal sanctuary's desperate mission to rescue animals in Afghanistan. Also, what to do if your companion animal breaches their bubble.

Greyhound trainer fined for striking dog in front of crowd

August 18th, 2021
Greyhound trainer Francis McPhee has been fined $350 for losing his temper and striking a dog in front of spectators and rolling cameras at an Auckland racetrack last month. In a judgement realised on Thursday, the Racing Integrity Board found McPhee hit a greyhound, whose race name is Vegas Chops,...

Greyhound trainer fined for striking his dog – SAFE For Animals

August 13th, 2021
In a judgement released yesterday, the Racing Integrity Board fined Francis McPhee $350 for striking their dog Vegas Chops across her hindquarters. The incident on 11 July 2021 was in full view of spectators and broadcast across Trackside TV. This is not the first offence of its kind for Aotearoa’s...

Media release correction – Greyhound trainer fined – SAFE for Animals

August 13th, 2021
Last week Labour MP Priyanca Radhakrishnan accepted The Greyhound Protection League of New Zealand’s 37,700 signature-strong petition, calling for a ban on greyhound racing in New Zealand. SAFE’s media release earlier this morning incorrectly stated that it was SAFE’s petition. Read more
Battery vs. Colony Cages: Spot the Difference

Battery vs. Colony Cages: Spot the Difference

August 12th, 2021
(This post contains some distressing images)   Scroll down to find out…                         Sadly, one of these cages will be banned, while the other remains completely legal.   On the left is a battery cage which can house three...

They belong on the couch, not the racetrack

August 10th, 2021
It’s a quick episode today. We’ll discuss the most recent debate concerning the live export ban, as well as MPI’s most recent disappointing decision not to prosecute a farm that saw hundreds of thousands of chickens to suffocate in it’s sheds.

Update: Petition to ban greyhound racing handover event has moved

August 4th, 2021
Update: Petition to ban greyhound racing handover event has moved Source: SAFE For Animals — The handover event for the petition to ban greyhound racing has moved to outside the Parliamentary Library building. The event is scheduled to begin at 1pm today. Read more
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