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Mud farming continues in the South Island

August 26th, 2021
Mud farming continues in the South Island Source: SAFE For Animals — Images and video provided to SAFE show winter grazing conditions on many farms haven’t improved in parts of Southland and Otago. The content shows sheep caked in mud, a mother cow licking her calf lying in the mud,...

The latest animal news from lockdown

August 24th, 2021
This week on Animal Matters, Will Appelbe recaps the latest from the greyhound racing industry, as well as an animal sanctuary's desperate mission to rescue animals in Afghanistan. Also, what to do if your companion animal breaches their bubble.

Greyhound trainer fined for striking dog in front of crowd

August 18th, 2021
Greyhound trainer Francis McPhee has been fined $350 for losing his temper and striking a dog in front of spectators and rolling cameras at an Auckland racetrack last month. In a judgement realised on Thursday, the Racing Integrity Board found McPhee hit a greyhound, whose race name is Vegas Chops,...

Greyhound trainer fined for striking his dog – SAFE For Animals

August 13th, 2021
In a judgement released yesterday, the Racing Integrity Board fined Francis McPhee $350 for striking their dog Vegas Chops across her hindquarters. The incident on 11 July 2021 was in full view of spectators and broadcast across Trackside TV. This is not the first offence of its kind for Aotearoa’s...

Media release correction – Greyhound trainer fined – SAFE for Animals

August 13th, 2021
Last week Labour MP Priyanca Radhakrishnan accepted The Greyhound Protection League of New Zealand’s 37,700 signature-strong petition, calling for a ban on greyhound racing in New Zealand. SAFE’s media release earlier this morning incorrectly stated that it was SAFE’s petition. Read more
Battery vs. Colony Cages: Spot the Difference

Battery vs. Colony Cages: Spot the Difference

August 12th, 2021
(This post contains some distressing images)   Scroll down to find out…                         Sadly, one of these cages will be banned, while the other remains completely legal.   On the left is a battery cage which can house three...

They belong on the couch, not the racetrack

August 10th, 2021
It’s a quick episode today. We’ll discuss the most recent debate concerning the live export ban, as well as MPI’s most recent disappointing decision not to prosecute a farm that saw hundreds of thousands of chickens to suffocate in it’s sheds.

Update: Petition to ban greyhound racing handover event has moved

August 4th, 2021
Update: Petition to ban greyhound racing handover event has moved Source: SAFE For Animals — The handover event for the petition to ban greyhound racing has moved to outside the Parliamentary Library building. The event is scheduled to begin at 1pm today. Read more

Kōrero with Emma Hurst, Member of Parliament for the Animal Justice Party, NSW Australia

August 3rd, 2021
Today on the show Will Appelbe chats with Emma Hurst, Member of Parliament for the Animal Justice Party in New South Wales, Australia. The Animal Justice Party is Australia's sole political party dedicated to animal rights, and Emma Hurst is one of two An

Live export ship heading to Port Taranaki – SAFE

August 3rd, 2021
The live export ship Ocean Ute is on its way to Port Taranaki to export an unknown consignment of animals, presumably to China. This is the first live export ship to arrive in Taranaki since the Government confirmed that the live export trade would be phased out on 31 April...

Petition to ban greyhound racing heads to Parliament this week

August 2nd, 2021
SAFE and the Greyhound Protection League are delivering their 37,000 strong petition to Parliament on Wednesday, which calls for a ban on greyhound racing and to rehabilitate and rehome all dogs bred for racing. This petition was supported by Grey2K USA Worldwide. Read more

MPI’s failure to prosecute mass chicken deaths unacceptable – SAFE

July 28th, 2021
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has failed in its duty to enforce animal welfare by not prosecuting a farm where a power outage suffocated and killed 180,000 chickens. The incident which occurred in November 2019 has since been described as the biggest agricultural mass death event in Aotearoa’s history....

Justice for all animals in rodeo

July 27th, 2021
Last week, the New Zealand Animal Law Association and SAFE filed legal proceedings against the Government for their failure to end rodeo events. We’ll cover the recent history that’s led to this landmark moment, and why these two groups are seeking a deci

Kōrero with Chlöe Swarbrick

July 20th, 2021
In this week's episode, Will Appelbe sits down with Green Party MP and animal welfare spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick, to discuss greyhound racing, live export and the occupation at Pūtiki Bay.
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