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Second live export ship arriving this week in Napier

August 20th, 2020
The livestock carrier Dareen is due to collect approximately 7,300 cows from Napier tomorrow, following the Yangtze Harmony which collected a consignment of cows from Port Taranaki yesterday. The ships arrive in the wake of an investigation launched by Australian Federal agencies into the inhumane slaughter of Australian cattle in...

Select Committee ignores three petitions to ban fireworks – SAFE NZ

August 19th, 2020
The Governance and Administration Select Committee has failed to protect animals by recommending no limitations on the sale of fireworks to the public in a recent report. The report was issued in response to three separate petitions, all of which asked for public sales of fireworks to be banned. Read...
Are soy flat whites bad for the planet? Read on as we debunk the myth

Are soy flat whites bad for the planet? Read on as we debunk the myth

August 18th, 2020
If you enjoy a soy flat white or a tofu stir fry, you may have already heard flimsy arguments about why soy is ‘bad’. So it wasn’t surprising to see this article from The Sustainable Food Trust (who, it’s important to point out is largely made up of farmers) popping...

The dairy industry’s uncomfortable truth, and carnism with Melanie Joy

August 18th, 2020
Hundreds of thousands of calf corpses could be left uncollected on dairy farms across the country. Is it a crisis, or an uncomfortable truth that the industry is failing to address? We also chat with Melanie Joy, the founding president of the charitable o
Five reasons why winter is the perfect time to try plant-based

Five reasons why winter is the perfect time to try plant-based

August 14th, 2020
If you’ve been thinking about going plant-based for some time, we have some good news for you – winter is the best and easiest time to embrace a plant-based diet! Okay, so there’s never a wrong time to switch to a plant-based diet, but making the switch now, while the days...

Discarded dairy calf corpses left to rot on public land in Taranaki

August 12th, 2020
This week, Taranaki locals stumbled across a pit full of dead dairy calves, dumped on public land nearby a waterway. Graphic images of the scene were shared with SAFE. SAFE CEO Debra Ashton says the horrific images are the reality of the dairy industry. Read more
It’s time for the Government to tell the egg industry what it needed to hear in 2012: “No more cages.”
It's time to put the chicken before the egg.

It’s time for the Government to tell the egg industry what it needed to hear in 2012: “No more cages.”

August 12th, 2020
In 2012, the Government announced that battery cages would be banned in New Zealand. Kiwis welcomed the groundbreaking decision, and the egg industry was given a decade to transition to alternative egg-farming systems.   Sadly, cause for celebration was cut short when the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) then...

Putting the chicken before the egg, and a conversation with Jake Conroy

August 4th, 2020
Colony cages are on the agenda. An egg supplier was recently sentenced to two years in prison for fraudulently selling cage eggs as free range. Egg labelling relies on the trust of suppliers, but given how cruel colony cages are, should they be allowed to

Green Party’s animal welfare policy ‘a massive leap forward’ – SAFE

July 25th, 2020
The Green Party has put animals on the political agenda for this election with the announcement of their animal welfare policy at their election campaign launch today. The policy includes a promise to establish a Minister and Parliamentary Commissioner for Animal Welfare. Read more

Political Panel for Animals 2020 now available online – SAFE NZ

July 24th, 2020
SAFE’s Political Panel for Animals 2020 is now available to watch on YouTube. The Panel hosted last night in Wellington and included Hon Damien O’Connor, MP (Labour), Hon David Bennett, MP (National), Gareth Hughes, MP (Greens) and Mark Patterson, MP (NZ First). Read more

Political Panel for Animals 2020 – It’s Time!

July 24th, 2020
Last night in Wellington, SAFE hosted the Political Panel for Animals 2020. The Panelists included Green MP Gareth Hughes, New Zealand First MP Mark Patterson, National MP David Bennett and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor, from the Labour Party. The
When unlikely allies come together to fight intensive farming

When unlikely allies come together to fight intensive farming

July 31st, 2020
Back in 2014, I was contacted by some fellow animal activists who told me a woman had reached out to them for help to stop a colony cage egg farm from being built in her small rural township of Patumahoe by a company called Craddock Farms. Knowing that I’d always...
Political Panel for Animals exceeded expectations

Political Panel for Animals exceeded expectations

July 24th, 2020
Last night’s Political Panel for Animals far exceeded my expectations. After seeing it, I am more optimistic than ever that we will get a win on colony cages ‒ if we keep pushing. It wasn’t the politicians that had me so excited. It was the little things. When it comes...

Greens MP Gareth Hughes commits his party to banning factory farming – SAFE NZ

July 24th, 2020
Last night at SAFE’s ‘Political Panel for Animals’, Green MP Gareth Hughes gave a sneak peek of his party’s upcoming animal welfare policy. It will include a ban on factory farming. SAFE CEO Debra Ashton says this is a massive step forward for animals. Read more
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