Northland rodeo cancels 2020 event due to animal cruelty protesters

November 28th, 2019
Animal rights activists are claiming victory after an annual rodeo was cancelled due to financial pressures. But the Mid Northern Rodeo Club says it will be back and bigger than ever in 2021, with a festival aimed at a broader audience. Animal rights organisation Safe said the majority of New...

Animals will be at risk of injury or death during the Otokia rodeo this Saturday

November 28th, 2019
Animals will be at risk of injury or death at the first of three “Mad Bull” rodeo events in Otokia this weekend. The annual rodeo season last year saw four animals killed at events across the country. A horse was killed at last year’s Methven Rodeo, along with a horse...

Whangarei rodeo cancellation a blip, not trend – association

November 27th, 2019
The rodeo association says the cancellation of one of its summer events is a blip, not a trend, and is confident rodeo’s popularity is not waning in the face of opposition. Photo: 123rf Animal welfare group SAFE said the cancellation of next year’s Mid Northern Rodeo is partially the result...

Cash strapped Mid Northern Rodeo 2020 cancelled – Safe NZ

November 27th, 2019
Animal rights organisation SAFE has been reliably informed that the Mid Northern Rodeo Club has cancelled its annual rodeo event in 2020 due to financial pressures. The Mid Northern Rodeo, which has taken place every year in Whangarei since the 1960s was cancelled due to alleged financial constraints. Read more

Calls to ban use of private fireworks debated at Select Committee

November 25th, 2019
Local government representatives were among those calling for legislation to ban private fireworks sales, during a presentation to Parliament’s Governance and Administration Select Committee today. Auckland councillors Cathy Casey and Fa’anana Efeso Collins discussed the Auckland Council’s submission to the Government to introduce the legislation. Read more

Horror capsize of livestock carrier renews calls for NZ to ban all live exports

November 25th, 2019
The capsizing of a livestock carrier off the coast of Romania has renewed calls by an animal welfare group for New Zealand to ban the practice of live exports completely. The Palau-flagged Queen Hind with approximately 14,600 sheep on board capsized on Sunday night after leaving the port of Midia....

14,000 sheep trapped inside capsized live export ship off Romania – SAFE

November 25th, 2019
Fourteen thousand sheep are trapped inside a live export ship which capsized off the coast of Romania on Sunday night. Many of the sheep have likely drowned. Livestock carrier Queen Hind capsized on Sunday night after leaving the port of Midia. Early responders rescued all 22 crew members and at...

William Hotel Group’s Cage-Free Announcement

November 20th, 2019
SAFE is pleased to announce Williams Hotel Group has pledged to ditch cage eggs across all of its hotels nationwide. After discussions with its food supplier, the New Zealand owned hotel group confirmed with SAFE its kitchens would no longer be serving eggs from caged hens. Williams Hotel Group has...

Animal rights organisation SAFE to protest at Wairarapa rodeo

November 15th, 2019
Animal rights organisation SAFE will be protesting at the annual Martinborough Bucking Bulls rodeo event in the Wairarapa tomorrow. The Martinborough Bucking Bulls is part of the annual rodeo season, which last year saw four animals killed at events across the country. Read more

Delicious plant-based eateries receive the 2019 EAT KIND Awards

November 14th, 2019
Delicious plant-based eateries receive the 2019 EAT KIND Awards For the third year running, SAFE has celebrated World Vegan Day by recognising eateries who are going above and beyond to offer up the most delicious, innovative plant-based dishes. With more plant-based eateries sprouting up around the country, this year’s decision...

Livestock ship’s ‘covert’ entry to port ‘no secret’

November 11th, 2019
Claims a livestock vessel built to carry 4000 head of cattle has covertly docked in Timaru have been rubbished by port authorities. Livestock carrier Brahman Express berthed at Timaru’s port on Thursday night and was not listed on PrimePort Timaru’s shipping schedule. Read more

Researchers say new beef product has potential to end bobby calf slaughter

November 11th, 2019
Massey University researchers are looking to the dairy, beef and meat industry to help introduce what they say has the potential to end the slaughtering of bobby calves. Calves are created for milk production in the dairy industry, with a large number being slaughtered from four days old. Read more
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