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Your plant-based summer barbeque – sorted!

Your plant-based summer barbeque – sorted!

December 2nd, 2020
Summer means barbeque season! If you’re new to plant-based eating, a barbeque invitation can be a little daunting ‒ but it doesn’t have to be. You just need the know-how. That’s where we can help. Barbeques and Christmas celebrations can be the perfect time to put on a plant-based extravaganza,...

Long boys and legnthy girls

December 2nd, 2020
Five dogs in five weeks. That’s how many greyhounds have been killed recently by the Greyhound racing industry. The industry is facing increased scrutiny, and the SPCA have stepped into the ring. And it’s been twelve months since a catastrophe took pl

SAFE is shocked to find MPI advertising for a live export job vacancy

December 1st, 2020
Last year, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) embarked on a review of the live export industry, the outcome of which could be a ban on the trade. Despite this, MPI is currently advertising for a manager to look after live animal exports. The ministry says this is a team...

Lawyers celebrate justice for animals

November 30th, 2020
A group of lawyers has stepped up to ensure the rule of law prevails in two cases of animal cruelty that are both legal firsts in Aotearoa. New Zealand’s first rodeo prosecution The New Zealand Animal Law Association (NZALA) successfully took a private prosecution against Northland farmer Derek Robinson in...

SPCA joins calls for greyhound racing to be banned after more dogs die

November 30th, 2020
The SPCA has joined calls for greyhound racing to be banned following the death of three dogs within three weeks. It comes as the Greyhound Protection League, alongside animal rights charity Save Animals From Exploitation (SAFE), has created a petition to ban the sport. Read more

Almost 200 greyhounds were euthanised during the last racing season

November 30th, 2020
A total of 199 greyhounds were euthanised in the last racing season, according to Greyhound Racing New Zealand. The organisation has released its 2020 Annual Report, which details the number of dogs euthanised either after being injured during races, or for undisclosed reasons. Read more

‘No excuse’ as mass chicken death investigation drags on

November 30th, 2020
Nearly 200,000 chickens died at D B Chicks near Auckland’s Helensville on November 29, 2019. (File photo) An investigation into a mass chicken death incident remaining incomplete a year on is “inexcusable”, an animal welfare organisation says. About 190,000 chickens died at D B Chicks near Helensville, northwest of Auckland,...
Vinnie’s story: the greyhound who just wanted to win hearts

Vinnie’s story: the greyhound who just wanted to win hearts

November 26th, 2020
Meet Vinnie.   Aside from the occasional zoomie, Vinnie spends his days hanging out with his human and doggie friends and snuggling anyone willing to lend him a lap. He’s really just a docile couch potato. Vinnie is a loved and valued member of his family. This cuddly and affectionate...

Animals will be at risk of injury or death at ‘Mad Bull’ rodeo this weekend – SAFE NZ

November 24th, 2020
The annual rodeo season continues this weekend with the first of three ‘Mad Bull’ rodeos on Saturday. Like last year, animals will be at risk of injury or death. Two animals died last rodeo season, both at ‘Mad Bull’ events. SAFE spokesperson Will Appelbe said the treatment of animals at...

Greyhound racing industry killed 199 dogs last season – SAFE

November 24th, 2020
New figures from Greyhound Racing New Zealand’s 2020 annual report show the industry still has a problem with greyhound fatalities. The report states that 34 dogs were killed on racetracks, and 165 euthanised for undisclosed reasons during the 2019/20 season. Read more

‘Give us a call!’: Vegan community offers enthusiastic support for Duncan Garner

November 19th, 2020
The New Zealand vegan community has thrown its enthusiastic support behind The AM Show host Duncan Garner following his announcing he’s going plant-based for a year. In July, Garner promised he would turn vegan for a year if Labour polled high enough to govern alone. Read more

Livestock export ship due in Napier after Government ban lifted

November 19th, 2020
The extra requirements from an independent review follows the sinking of the Gulf Livestock 1 in September. Photo / Tony des Landes Just under two months since a livestock export ship left Napier Port and sank near Japan, another live export vessel is due to leave the port next week...

Livestock vessels ‘at least twice as likely’ to be lost at sea compared to standard cargo ships – Guardian analysis

November 19th, 2020
Livestock carriers are “at least twice as likely” to be lost at sea compared to standard cargo ships, according to an analysis by the UK’s Guardian newspaper. The paper looked at more than 10 years of data comparing the percentage of livestock carriers that had sunk with that of standard...

No major changes for agriculture with new Cabinet line-up

November 19th, 2020
It’s business as usual for the primary sector with ministerial portfolios remaining relatively unchanged but from a few tweaks. Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas Damien O’Connor has kept his job as Minister of Agriculture, one he held last term, and picks up Trade and Export Growth from David Parker and...
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