Live export ship heading to Port Taranaki – SAFE

August 3rd, 2021
The live export ship Ocean Ute is on its way to Port Taranaki to export an unknown consignment of animals, presumably to China. This is the first live export ship to arrive in Taranaki since the Government confirmed that the live export trade would be phased out on 31 April...

Petition to ban greyhound racing heads to Parliament this week

August 2nd, 2021
SAFE and the Greyhound Protection League are delivering their 37,000 strong petition to Parliament on Wednesday, which calls for a ban on greyhound racing and to rehabilitate and rehome all dogs bred for racing. This petition was supported by Grey2K USA Worldwide. Read more

MPI’s failure to prosecute mass chicken deaths unacceptable – SAFE

July 28th, 2021
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has failed in its duty to enforce animal welfare by not prosecuting a farm where a power outage suffocated and killed 180,000 chickens. The incident which occurred in November 2019 has since been described as the biggest agricultural mass death event in Aotearoa’s history....

Justice for all animals in rodeo

July 27th, 2021
Last week, the New Zealand Animal Law Association and SAFE filed legal proceedings against the Government for their failure to end rodeo events. We’ll cover the recent history that’s led to this landmark moment, and why these two groups are seeking a deci

Kōrero with Chlöe Swarbrick

July 20th, 2021
In this week's episode, Will Appelbe sits down with Green Party MP and animal welfare spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick, to discuss greyhound racing, live export and the occupation at Pūtiki Bay.

Live export by sea to continue for two years – SAFE For Animals

July 16th, 2021
SAFE is disappointed by an announcement from MPI today that exports of livestock by sea will continue until 30 April 2023. SAFE CEO Debra Ashton says they received the news via email which only outlined brief details around the transition from when the Government first made the announcement to put...

New sentence for meth doping greyhound trainer ‘won’t protect further dogs from harm’

July 14th, 2021
Angela Turnwald, the greyhound racing trainer who was fined and disqualified for four months earlier this year following a doping scandal, has now had that disqualification extended to 18 months. Turnwald’s dog Zipping Sarah tested positive for methamphetamine at a race in November last year in Christchurch. Read more

Campaign to outlaw colony cages launches in New Zealand today

July 13th, 2021
Campaign to outlaw colony cages launches in New Zealand today Source: SAFE For Animals — Today, SAFE has launched its Free Hens from Cages campaign, calling on the Government to free the 1.2 million hens trapped in colony cages in New Zealand. SAFE is asking New Zealanders to sign its...

“The writing’s on the wall” for cage eggs

July 13th, 2021
This week SAFE launches its Free Hens from Cages campaign with a petition calling on the Agriculture Minister to finally ban colony cages. In this week's episode of Animal Matters, Will Appelbe sits down with SAFE Campaigns Manager Jessica Chambers to dis

Another greyhound killed at Whanganui track – SAFE

July 12th, 2021
SAFE is calling for MPI to “step up and shut down” the Whanganui greyhound racing track after another dog has been killed. On Friday, Big Time Frosty became the 10th dog killed this racing season at the notorious Whanganui greyhound racing track. She sustained a serious fracture of the right...

Twelfth greyhound killed at Palmerston North racetrack – SAFE

July 6th, 2021
The dog Federal Fear broke his leg yesterday at the Palmerston North racetrack and was killed as a result. This is the fourth dog killed by the greyhound racing industry since Grant Robertson announced his review on 16 April and the twelfth since 1 January 2021. Read more

Another case of doping heightens concerns for welfare of dogs

July 2nd, 2021
Another case of doping heightens concerns for welfare of dogs Source: SAFE For Animals — A fourth case of doping came to light in a judgement released yesterday when Racing Integrity Unit (RIU) charged B L Goldsack after presenting a dog with a prohibited substance to race. Read more

‘Aotearoa lags as EU moves to free 300 million animals from cages’ – SAFE

July 1st, 2021
Today, the European Commission announced its commitment to ban the caging of all farmed animals across the European Union by 2027. The historic commitment will free 300 million animals from cages. As the world moves away from outdated and cruel intensive confinement of animals in cages, Aotearoa is lagging behind....
True stories from a live export ship

True stories from a live export ship

June 28th, 2021
Recently, a brave informant came forward to share haunting stories of their experiences on board a live export ship. Over the last few weeks, we’ve shared their account in ‘True stories from a live export ship’ in our social media. In this blog, you can read the informant’s story and...
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