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Taranaki Regional Council shifting blame over live export controversy – SAFE NZ

April 22nd, 2020
SAFE is calling out Taranaki Regional Council (TRC) chief executive Basil Chamberlain for saying animal activists got it wrong. The chief executive claimed that Port Taranaki, which in January began facilitating the export of live animals, has an independent board of directors. Read more
Seven ways to celebrate Earth Day

Seven ways to celebrate Earth Day

April 22nd, 2020
Happy Earth Day! There are many ways to celebrate Earth Day, but this year we are facing a few extra challenges, due to us mainly being stuck at home. You may be wondering what you can do to mark this special day. The great thing is that for many of...

Taranaki locals launch petition to end live export – SAFE NZ

April 17th, 2020
The live animal export ship Yangtze Harmony arrived in Port Taranaki yesterday to collect 4,450 cows, expected to depart tomorrow. This is the third live export ship to berth in New Plymouth this year. SAFE and other local groups want to see the practice of live export come to an...
SAFE’s historic court case – Demystifying the legal process

SAFE’s historic court case – Demystifying the legal process

April 16th, 2020
Paris Waterworth is SAFE’s Campaigns Assistant and resident legal expert. She was admitted to the bar in 2019. In this series, Paris will be demystifying legal processes and shedding light on how court proceedings can translate into real-world justice for animals like mother pigs. SAFE and the New Zealand Animal...

Justice for pigs, and a conversation with Gareth Hughes

April 14th, 2020
New Zealand meat producers have been pushing for butchers to re-open, potentially risking the success of the COVID-19 lockdown. Will also speaks to Green MP Gareth Hughes about our animal welfare laws, regulations and enforcement, and his journey as New Z

Mother pigs will have their day in court – SAFE NZ

April 8th, 2020
Farrowing crates, which confine mother pigs kept on factory farms, violate the Animal Welfare Act 1999, and for the first time in New Zealand history the Act will be tested in court. SAFE and the New Zealand Animal Law Association (NZALA) filed court proceedings against the Agriculture Minister and the...

How to launch a podcast during a pandemic

March 31st, 2020
In this debut episode, Will discusses the current state of affairs for New Zealand while the country faces off with COVID-19. He speaks with SAFE Chief Executive Officer Debra Ashton about the state of animal rights in New Zealand and the role that intens
Tiger King and charismatic mammals in captivity

Tiger King and charismatic mammals in captivity

April 6th, 2020
In the midst of worldwide COVID-19 isolation, Netflix dropped a limited series which has gripped the imagination of many: Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. The titular ‘Tiger King,’ Joe Exotic, has become a polarising and popular figure on the memescape of Instagram in the week since the show aired....

Pig industry wants to save their bacon and risk public health – SAFE NZ

April 1st, 2020
The pig meat industry is struggling to store its meat while independent butchers are closed during the COVID-19 lockdown. “The Government needs to stop the insemination of sows if the industry is struggling to house pigs,” says Campaigns Manager Marianne Macdonald. Read more
Unprecedented times require new thinking

Unprecedented times require new thinking

March 30th, 2020
As we begin a month of lockdown, many people are anxious about what this will mean for our food security. The Government has acknowledged that the animal farming sector as “essential” to feeding New Zealand and the world. But taking a step back, is the answer to our current crisis...
Are we risking creating the mother of all pandemics?

Are we risking creating the mother of all pandemics?

April 1st, 2020
We are in new territory. In New Zealand, we are working together as a country to stop the spread of COVID-19. With the decisive and compassionate guidance of our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, I think we are doing all the right things. But once this pandemic is under control, it...
Keeping healthy in self-isolation

Keeping healthy in self-isolation

March 26th, 2020
Right now is a really great time to be focusing on taking care of yourself. We’ve put together some deliciously helpful ways to assist your body in building up it’s natural defences, so you and your household stay healthy and nourished. It probably comes to no surprise that fruits, vegetables,...
Our work for animals must continue

Our work for animals must continue

March 27th, 2020
In the wake of the global pandemic known as COVID-19, our work on behalf of animals is more important than ever – and it will continue. As we work together as a country to mitigate the risk posed by this pandemic, undoubtedly many of our supporters have been impacted in...

Animal advocate says Port Taranaki’s reputation at risk over involvement in live cattle exports

March 16th, 2020
The live export of 3300 cattle to China is planned this weekend from Port Taranaki – the second similar shipment since the end of January this year. (File photo) A port company which helps businesses export live cattle as a way to diversify its trade is out of step with...
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