National and Labour leaders commit to greyhound racing ban in 1News Leaders’ Debate

October 13th, 2023
National and Labour leaders commit to greyhound racing ban in 1News Leaders’ Debate Source: SAFE For Animals — In a landmark moment for animal welfare, both the Labour and National party leaders pledged to ban greyhound racing during last night’s 1News Leaders’ debate. Read more

SAFE appalled after another mass cattle starvation case results in just a fine

October 12th, 2023
Animal rights organization SAFE is deeply disturbed that mass animal starvation has only resulted in a fine. A Ruawai farmer was sentenced on Tuesday after nearly half of the farmer’s 840 animals were found to be in poor health, suffering from diarrhoea and “emaciated”. Read more

SAFE 2023 Annual General Meeting Agenda

October 11th, 2023
Meeting Scheduled for 6:30pm on 1 November 2023 Welcome from the Chair and introduction of current Board members Apologies Guest Presentation by MD Peter Carter from Green Heart Education Minutes of 2022 AGM 2022-2023 Annual Financial Report Appointment of Auditor for 2023-2024 2022-2023 Annual Report End of Year video Guest...

Greyhound suffers injuries reminiscent of car accidents whilst racing – SAFE

September 20th, 2023
A greyhound sustained a serious skull injury whilst racing at the Manawatu Raceway on Tuesday. After his leg became entangled, Go Norman’s head made heavy contact with the starting boxes. The force fractured his skull and caused a laceration over his right eye. Read more

Political parties neglect animal welfare, survey reveals – SAFE

September 19th, 2023
The results of SAFE’s political survey published today demonstrate that most parliamentary parties neglect animal welfare. SAFE Campaign Manager Emma Brodie says this stands in stark contrast to the sentiments of the New Zealand voting public. “While the Greens championed animal welfare, the other results were disheartening,” says Brodie. Read...

Greyhound euthanized following horrific injuries while racing on Friday – SAFE

September 11th, 2023
WARNING: graphic depiction of greyhound racing injuries. The greyhound Lolly Rapper couldn’t survive horrific injuries when she fell during a race on Friday 8 September 2023. She suffered a compound fracture where bones broke through her skin. She was subsequently euthanised. Read more

SAFE launches nationwide advertising campaign focused on ‘National’s live export policy’

September 6th, 2023
National will bring back the cruel live export trade – that’s the message animal rights organisation SAFE wants to remind voters ahead of the election this year with a nationwide advertising campaign. SAFE CEO Debra Ashton says the ban on live export must remain in place. Read more
If elected, National and ACT will bring back the cruel live export trade

If elected, National and ACT will bring back the cruel live export trade

September 1st, 2023
In 2021, the Government announced it would phase out the export of cattle, sheep, deer and goats. On 30 April 2023, live export by sea was officially prohibited in New Zealand. Decades of evidence has indicated that animals suffer in the live export trade. In their review of the live...

‘SAFE marks the first annual bobby calf awareness day this weekend’

August 24th, 2023
This Sunday, SAFE joins Aotearoa Liberation League, Animal Save NZ, Climate Justice Taranaki, Animals Aotearoa and Freedom for the Animals in calling attention to the plight of bobby calves killed by New Zealand’s dairy industry. An estimated two million male calves will be killed within their first week of life...

Lame sheep caked in mud an “unacceptable” sight – SAFE For Animals

August 15th, 2023
Footage has been passed on to SAFE which shows sheep caked in mud and struggling to walk. The footage was shot in Southland on Sunday 13 August 2023. This property has had ongoing issues with winter grazing. Photos were taken in early July also showing sheep standing in mud. Read...

“Game-changer for animals” – Government told to review all codes of welfare

August 2nd, 2023
“Game-changer for animals” – Government told to review all codes of welfare Source: SAFE For Animals — The days of winter grazing and colony cages could be numbered, along with other practices inconsistent with the Animal Welfare Act 1999, following a ground-breaking report from the Regulations Review Committee. Read more

Shocking new footage shows calf drowning in mud – SAFE For Animals

August 1st, 2023
On the eve of a new campaign targeting the dairy industry, SAFE received shocking footage showing a new-born calf drowning in mud. The footage provided to SAFE by Christchurch Animal Save shows a newly born calf collapsed, writhing in wet and muddy conditions on a winter grazing paddock. Read more

Disturbing footage of dog abuse by Australian greyhound racing trainer exposed – SAFE

July 26th, 2023
ABC News in Australia has obtained footage of dogs being kicked, punched, beaten and thrown at the property of a top greyhound trainer. Tony Rasmussen is one of South Australia’s top-earning greyhound trainers. The footage was taken over a two-week period at his property. Read more

Taxpayers foot Fonterra’s bill to ditch coal, but not cows

July 25th, 2023
Taxpayers foot Fonterra’s bill to ditch coal, but not cows Source: SAFE For Animals — Animal rights organisation SAFE is critical of the $90 million the Government is giving to Fonterra to reduce CO2 emissions, which won’t make a dent to their methane emissions. Read more
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