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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

Gruesome injuries and even death face animals at the Mad Bull rodeo – SAFE

March 23rd, 2021
The annual rodeo season continues this weekend at the Mad Bull rodeo in Otago. 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...

Kōrero with Geoff Regier, former undercover investigator for Mercy for Animals

March 23rd, 2021
Geoff spent three years working as an undercover investigator for Mercy for Animals in Canada, working in farms and slaughterhouses. His work uncovered some of the worst examples of animal abuse in Canada’s dairy industry, and lead to prison sentences for

Govt is failing to stop the suffering of hundreds of millions of chickens – SAFE

March 22nd, 2021
New Zealand raises over 120 million chickens for meat every year who have been selectively bred for rapid growth. They’re still babies when they’re slaughtered at six weeks of age. The combination of rapid growth and dirty, overcrowded farming conditions puts these birds at risk of suffering from debilitating and...

Delays to winter grazing regulations put calves and their mothers at risk – SAFE NZ

March 17th, 2021
The Government is delaying the introduction of new winter grazing regulations after bowing to pressure from agriculture lobbyists. The regulations were meant to come into effect from May 2021, but the Government has deferred new regulations to 2022, allowing the sector to self-regulate in the interim. Read more

A Cabinet full of decisions

March 15th, 2021
The live export review is completed and the Ministry for Primary Industries' advice is now with Cabinet to make a final decision. Will Appelbe discusses what this means for the future of the live export trade.

Gruesome injuries and even death face animals abused this rodeo season

March 16th, 2021
Rodeo veterinarian reports obtained under the Official Information Act show that about 30 injuries and one death have occurred at rodeo events so far this season (up until 20 February). The injuries recorded include lacerations, injury to horns, lameness and choking injuries. Read more

Fine for the abuse of 250 calves a slap on the wrist – SAFE NZ

March 10th, 2021
This week Anthony Brolly was sentenced in the Taupō District Court on seven animal welfare charges. He was fined $12,000 and ordered to pay costs of $5,292 after he failed to feed, adequately treat and prevent parasites in 245 calves, and ill-treated five calves. Read more
Confused about the difference between chickens and hens?

Confused about the difference between chickens and hens?

March 11th, 2021
Are you confused about the different welfare issues that affect chickens bred for their meat, and hens used for egg-laying? You’re not alone! Although these birds share many characteristics and behavioural needs, selective breeding by the poultry industry has created two very different birds…  Meet chickens!  Over 120 million chickens are farmed for their meat every...

Kōrero with Angel Food’s Alice Shopland

March 9th, 2021
Will Appelbe sits down with Alice Shopland, the founder of Aotearoa plant-based food company Angel Food. Alice launched Angel Food in 2006, and has since built a strong brand and a reputation as one of Aotearoa’s leading vegan cheese manufacturers. In 201

Cows put at risk while Cabinet ponders live export’s future – SAFE

March 4th, 2021
The live export ship Ocean Ute is scheduled to arrive at Port Taranaki tomorrow to export thousands of cows. This is the second time Ocean Ute has exported animals from New Zealand this year. Radio New Zealand reported today that a paper has been sent to Cabinet, with a decision...

Biscuit tins, and what they have to do with greyhounds

March 1st, 2021
A change to Parliament’s standing orders could make it a lot easier for backbench MPs to get their Bills debated in the house. Will Appelbe discusses what this means and how it could benefit animals, specifically Greyhounds. A live export crisis in the Me

Animals will be ‘at risk of injury or death’ at the Waimate rodeo this weekend

February 25th, 2021
The annual rodeo season continues this weekend at the Waimate rodeo. Like last year, 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 rodeo events is...

Animals will be ‘at risk of injury or death’ at the Maniototo rodeo this weekend

February 25th, 2021
The annual rodeo season continues this weekend at the Maniototo rodeo near Waipiata. Like last year, 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 rodeo...
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