‘Gruelling’ Silver Collar greyhound race must be cancelled in 2021 – SAFE NZ

April 20th, 2021
This year will be the 50th anniversary of the Melbourne Cup of greyhound racing. The Silver Collar is described by the Auckland Greyhound Racing Club as a ‘gruelling’ and ‘stamina-sapping affair,’ raced over an ‘extreme’ 779 meters, which is twice as long as a typical race. Read more

Live export ban should be immediate

April 19th, 2021
The two-year phaseout of the export of livestock by sea, announced by Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor last week, could mean over 200,000 animals will be shipped overseas before the cruel trade is ended. TVNZ’s ‘Sunday’ programme last night revealed ship wide suffering on the Yangtze Harmony last year, where 49...

Greyhound racing taken to task as the Government announces a review – SAFE NZ

April 16th, 2021
The Government has just announced a review of the greyhound racing industry, following reports from SAFE, Greyhound Protection League and Grey2K USA Worldwide of ongoing cruelty within the greyhound racing industry. In the announcement, Minister for Racing Grant Robertson said he is not satisfied the industry is improving animal welfare,...

Live export ban means thousands of animals will no longer suffer overseas – SAFE

April 14th, 2021
The Government today has announced a ban on the export of livestock by sea. The trade will be phased out over two years. SAFE CEO Debra Ashton said she’s pleased to see the Government is taking animal welfare seriously. “SAFE has been campaigning on this issue for many years because...

Gambling profits are crippling, potentially killing dogs – SAFE NZ

April 13th, 2021
Six dogs have suffered broken legs at New Zealand greyhound races in the past two weeks. On Sunday, in a video broadcast by the TAB, in Race 3 at Auckland, greyhound All Day Long suffered a harrowing fall and broken leg. On the same day, at the same track, Spring...

Live export protests planned for both islands this weekend

April 9th, 2021
Locals in Timaru and Ahuriri preparing for protests this Saturday and Sunday respectively due to the influx of live export ships Aotearoa has seen this week. Two live export ships arrived at Ahuriri this week, with another two arriving this weekend. Thousands of cows were loaded on another live export...

Antibiotic resistance – Kōrero with Dr. Heather Hendrickson

April 6th, 2021
Dr. Heather Hendrickson is a Senior Lecturer in Molecular Bioscience at Massey University, and the Vice Preseident of the New Zealand Micro Biological Society. In short, Dr. Hendrickson is an expert in micro biology, like bacteria, and how we treat that b

Gruesome injuries and even death face animals at the grand final rodeo in Taupō

April 3rd, 2021
The annual rodeo season concludes this weekend at the grand final rodeo in Taupō. Like last season, animals will be at risk of injury or death. Two animals died last rodeo season, both at ‘Mad Bull’ rodeo events in Otago. SAFE spokesperson Will Appelbe said the treatment of animals at...

Auckland City Council caught up in live export wrangle

April 1st, 2021
It has been revealed that in 2020, Auckland Regional Parks sold a small number of cows to live animal exporters, according to a tip off received by animal rights organisation SAFE. Cows raised on well known parks like Ambury Park were exported to China. Read more

Four live export ships heading for Ahuriri port – SAFE NZ

March 31st, 2021
The live export ships Dareen, Yangtze Fortune, Yangze Harmony and Galloway Express are scheduled to arrive at the port in Ahuriri within the next ten days. The number of animals to be exported is currently unknown. Cabinet is expected to decide on the future of the live export trade within...

Auckland’s Cornwall Park is ‘raising animals for the live export trade’ – SAFE NZ

March 31st, 2021
Members of the public are outraged to learn that cows farmed on Epsom’s Cornwall Park have been sold to live animal exporters. Cornwall Park was gifted to the Cornwall Park Trust Board in 1901 by Sir John Logan Campbell, who wished the park would be used for the general benefit...

Winter grazing deferment a win for agriculture lobbyists

March 30th, 2021
Fish were front and centre last week with the release of Compassion in World Farming’s explosive report on salmon farming in Scottland. The undercover investigation revealed fish suffering on an industry-wide scale. And the Government has deferred imposin

The Suez Canal crisis creates more fears for New Zealand animals

March 29th, 2021
The Guardian has reported that 20 live export ships are delayed, due to the stricken container ship Ever Given, which is currently blocking the Suez Canal. If the situation isn’t resolved, thousands of animals could be killed. SAFE CEO Debra Ashton said it’s the latest in a series of live...

Fish are suffering on an industry-wide scale, scathing Scottish salmon farm investigation reveals

March 24th, 2021
An undercover investigation of the Scottish salmon industry and its accompanying report released today reveal suffering, breaches of Scottish animal welfare law and shocking mortality rates. It uncovers the grim reality for many fish raised in sea cages to produce world-famous Scottish salmon. Read more
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