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He Waka Eke Noa gives the dairy industry a free pass – SAFE For Animals

June 8th, 2022
The agriculture sector’s plan to avoid the emissions trading scheme relies on band-aid solutions and unproven technologies and neglects the destructive impacts of intensive dairy farming in Aotearoa. Deer, sheep and beef farms will face the greatest impact from He Waka Eke Noa, which is disproportionate to the impacts of...

Industry report indicates unnecessary euthanasia of greyhounds may still be occurring

June 2nd, 2022
Greyhound Racing New Zealand’s (GRNZ) most recent quarterly report to the Racing Minister suggests there may still be “unnecessary” euthanasia occurring under the banner of behavioural issues, or medical euthanasia for illness or injury. The Racing Integrity Board (RIB) also uncovered a potential causal link between poor racing performance and...
NZALA & SAFE to challenge the legality of Rodeo in NZ

NZALA & SAFE to challenge the legality of Rodeo in NZ

June 2nd, 2022
In 2019, The New Zealand Animals Law Association (NZALA) and SAFE partnered for the first time to seek legal justice for animals in Aotearoa, and we won, with the High Court delivering a damning judgement, ruling that farrowing crates and mating stalls for pigs were unlawful. Now, we are partnering...

The forgotten victims of factory farming

May 30th, 2022
Fishes are the forgotten victims of factory farming. This week we chat with SAFE Campaigns Manager Anna de Roo about the salmon farming industry, and how these animals are so neglected. Greyhound racing is back on the agenda, and the Government recent

TikTok video demonstrates the gratuitous violence of pig hunting

May 31st, 2022
TikTok video demonstrates the gratuitous violence of pig hunting Source: SAFE For Animals — A graphic video uploaded to TikTok last year shows a frightened pig mauled by six dogs. The dogs can be seen biting and latching onto the pig’s head, ears, and neck. Read more

New Zealand King Salmon mortality rates an animal welfare disaster – SAFE

May 27th, 2022
New Zealand King Salmon has revealed a 42% mortality rate for salmon they farmed in warm water areas in their financial year ending 31 January 2022. For the salmon towed to cooler water the mortality rate was 37%. SAFE Campaigns Manager Anna de Roo said it’s an animal welfare disaster....

Government investment in plant-based food company a step in the right direction

May 26th, 2022
Government investment in plant-based food company a step in the right direction Source: SAFE For Animals — The Government announced on Tuesday that Sustainable Foods Ltd, which produces the plant-based food brand ‘plan-t’, will receive Government backing with a $1.25 million loan from the Regional Strategic Partnership Fund. Read more

Millions of salmon ‘suffering and dying every year in Aotearoa salmon farms’

May 23rd, 2022
SAFE is launching its “Forgotten Victims of Factory Farming” campaign today and demanding a code of welfare for farmed fishes. Fishes are the only farmed animal in Aotearoa with no code of welfare. This lack of regulation is creating an animal welfare disaster on an enormous scale. Read more

World Animal Protection joins SAFE’s call for a Commissioner for Animals in Aotearoa

May 18th, 2022
SAFE’s petition calling for a Commissioner for Animals in Aotearoa has attained thousands of signatures since its launch on 3 May 2022. The petition highlights the need for an independent voice for animals at the highest level and is supported by animal groups across the country. Read more

Agriculture gets a free pass in ERP – SAFE For Animals

May 16th, 2022
The Government has announced no meaningful plan to reduce emissions in agriculture, instead opting to invest in more research projects. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has previously stated that climate change is “one of the greatest challenges of our time” and that we must “act with urgency”. Read more

Greyhound is killed after suffering a ‘catastrophic’ racing injury in Christchurch

May 12th, 2022
On Tuesday, following a race at Addington Raceway, greyhound ‘Epic Addi’ was found to have a displaced compound fracture of the right fore ulna and radius, with soft tissue damage up to the elbow joint. Eight greyhounds have died on racetracks to date this season, with five of the eight...

Political shenanigans over the bill to ban live export

May 11th, 2022
Greyhound racing is facing a new scandal, following revelations made by Newshub that indicate potential neglect and mistreatment at a kennel belonging to one of the industry’s most prolific trainers. The ban on live export faced a small bump in the r

Bird shooting season ‘bad news’ for all birds

May 6th, 2022
The bird shooting season, which begins on Saturday 7 May this year, means countless birds, including natives like pūkeko, kakīānau (black swan), pūtangitangi (paradise shelduck), pārera (grey duck) and kuruwhengi (Australasian shoveler duck), will be killed. Read more

SAFE launches petition calling for a Commissioner for Animals

May 3rd, 2022
SAFE launches a petition calling for a Commissioner for Animals The petition is supported by leading animal organisations New Zealand Animal Law Association (NZALA), Helping You Help Animals (HUHA) and the New Zealand Anti-vivisection Society (NZAVS). Read more
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