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Taranaki Regional Councillors to receive damning report on live export

June 12th, 2020
A 20-page report prepared by animal-rights organisation SAFE has been sent to Taranaki Regional Councillors. The report outlines why the live-export trade is not only bad for animal welfare, but also for Taranaki farmers. The report will arrive on Councillors’ desks on the eve of International Awareness Day to Ban...

The historic court case to free mother pigs, and zoonotic diseases with Dr. Michael Greger

June 8th, 2020
We discuss SAFE and the New Zealand Animal Law Associations historic court case, to free mother pigs from farrowing crates. And New Zealand has all but eliminated COVID-19, while the world continues to come to grips with the pandemic. Dr. Michael Greger e

Farrowing crates will be scrutinised in the Wellington High Court today

June 8th, 2020
SAFE and the New Zealand Animal Law Association (NZALA) will appear in court today. They will demonstrate that farrowing crates violate the Animal Welfare Act 1999. By filing legal proceedings, SAFE and NZALA wish to compel the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) and the Minister of Agriculture to act...

Next week the use of farrowing crates will be challenged in court – SAFE NZ

June 2nd, 2020
For the first time in New Zealand’s history the Animal Welfare Act 1999 will be tested in court. SAFE and the New Zealand Animal Law Association’s case against the Agriculture Minister and the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee will be heard on 8 June 2020 at the Wellington High Court....

Budget 2020 and the amazing world of fish with Jonathan Balcombe

May 25th, 2020
On today’s show, we chat with internationally renown biologist Jonathan Balcombe about fish behaviour, sentience, and the state of aquatic life in 2020. It turns out fish are pretty amazing, and there’s a lot you probably don’t know about them. And the

Thousands of ducks will suffer in silence this shooting season – SAFE NZ

May 22nd, 2020
Our waterways will be shattered with the sound of gunfire, as hunters injure thousands of birds when duck shooting opens this weekend. Projectiles released when a shotgun shell is fired can spread out to hit non-target birds flying nearby. These birds can lie in agony for hours until they finally...
SAFE’s historic court case – How can we uphold our animal welfare laws in the future?

SAFE’s historic court case – How can we uphold our animal welfare laws in the future?

May 21st, 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. On 8 June SAFE and the...

Budget 2020: How will investment be spent in the primary sector – SAFE NZ

May 15th, 2020
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor announced this morning that as part of this year’s budget the Government is to invest $5.4 million over four years to improve animal welfare. “It’s great to see the Government investing in animal welfare,” says SAFE CEO Debra Ashton. Read more

Coronavirus: Concerns for welfare of surplus pigs as butchers forced to close

May 13th, 2020
New Zealand is facing an animal welfare crisis with up to 5000 fast-growing pigs unable to be sent to slaughter every week during the coronavirus lockdown. Independent butchers were left off the Government’s list of essential businesses allowed to open during the lockdown and were forced to close last week....

Coronavirus: Pets stuck in lockdown can’t go home to owners

May 13th, 2020
Cargo revenue is now more important than ever for Air New Zealand after passenger demand fell off a cliff due to coronavirus. Puppies, kittens and other pets waiting to go home are stuck in limbo as pet travel remains banned under level 4 coronavirus restrictions. Read more

Pigs and the Pandemic w/ PETA, SAFE NZ & NZ Pork: May 4th, 2020

May 13th, 2020
Many industries have been placed under pressure, with the Pork industry being a focus. Over the past few weeks, questions have been raised by animal rights groups about the welfare of pigs as the industry deals with a surplus and an inability to process and sell fast enough. Read more

Winston the Auckland Island pig pulls off one of the great escapes of lockdown

May 13th, 2020
Your playlist will load after this ad The Auckland Island pig was unaware his life was in the balance if he wasn’t relocated from an Auckland research facility. Source: Seven Sharp re rescued pig, lockdown, coronavirus, Covid-19, interviewed: Tara Sutherland, pig rescuer; Will Appelbe, S.A.F.E. Read more
Greening Kiwi dinner tables

Greening Kiwi dinner tables

May 13th, 2020
As a young chef slinging steaks on the grill at one of Sydney’s hippest restaurants, Tom Riley never thought about trading the thrill of cooking on the line (and the late nights of partying) for something else. It was at one of those late-night parties in 2008 that he set...

Greyhound racing, animal cruelty in isolation, and animal law with Danielle Duffield

May 12th, 2020
In this episode, we speak to Danielle Duffield, co-founder of the New Zealand Animal Law association about New Zealand’s animal welfare laws. Greyhound racing has restarted under alert level 3, and fast food faces unprecedented demand at drive-throughs. B
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