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SAFE submits on Zero Carbon Bill

SAFE submits on Zero Carbon Bill

July 22nd, 2019
Last week SAFE submitted on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill. Our submission recommends that the Government acts in the interests of animals, as well as people and our planet, when creating future–thinking climate policy.  Half of New Zealand’s emissions are currently produced by the animal agriculture sector. The majority of on farm emissions are methane. Methane...
Images of green chicken at Pak’nSave a result of cruel industry practices

Images of green chicken at Pak’nSave a result of cruel industry practices

July 11th, 2019
An image of green chicken meat sold at Pak’nSave has shocked many New Zealanders on social media and shows a small glimpse into the cruel reality of the chicken meat industry. The image submitted by a New Zealand user on the website Reddit shows green chicken meat for sale at...
Zero Carbon Bill

Zero Carbon Bill

July 11th, 2019
Take Action   Download SAFE’s submission guide and write your submission to the Environment Committee. Submissions close 5pm, Tuesday July 16.   Pushed for Time?  If you’re after a quick five-minute action, use SAFE’s submission template and copy and paste it into the form on Parliament’s Website. What does it mean? What can you do?  We value our land and we...
Nando’s NZ becomes latest restaurant chain to commit to cage-free eggs

Nando’s NZ becomes latest restaurant chain to commit to cage-free eggs

July 10th, 2019
SAFE is delighted to announce that Nando’s now has a cage-free egg policy across all of its New Zealand locations.  In 2018, Nando’s in Australia released a 100% cage-free egg policy for over 240 locations, and now all 29 restaurants here in New Zealand follow the same policy.  “This cage-free policy from Nando’s follows closely behind the cage-free commitment made by Denny’s just this week. There is a clear...
Denny’s New Zealand publishes cage-free egg commitment

Denny’s New Zealand publishes cage-free egg commitment

July 8th, 2019
SAFE is thrilled to announce Denny’s, an all-day breakfast dining chain, will be serving its Kiwi customers 100% cage-free eggs by no later than December 2024.  The cage-free policy was produced just three days after SAFE’s public cage-free campaign focusing on Denny’s was launched.   “After discussions with Denny’s leadership, we were happy...
Government fails to take animal welfare seriously in cabinet reshuffle

Government fails to take animal welfare seriously in cabinet reshuffle

June 27th, 2019
Animal rights organisation SAFE says the Government has failed to take its animal welfare responsibilities seriously during the Cabinet reshuffle, which has left the position of Minister responsible for animal welfare vacant. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has today revealed her Government’s reshuffled Cabinet, leaving a vacant position in animal welfare....

Original Foods Baking Co. announces plans to ditch cage-eggs 

June 18th, 2019
Original Foods Baking Co. is baking the world a better place for hens by ditching cage eggs.  One of New Zealand’s most established wholesale bakeries, Original Foods Baking Co. (Original Foods), has announced it will be phasing out cage egg ingredients from its entire range of baked goods by 2027....
SAFE to launch petition to parliament at their rally to end live export

SAFE to launch petition to parliament at their rally to end live export

June 13th, 2019
International Awareness Day to Stop Live Transport on June 14, 2019, saw caring Kiwis outside Parliament, speaking out against the cruelty of the live export trade. Animal rights organisation SAFE and more than 50 animal groups globally were highlighting the cruelty of live export, marking the anniversary when 13,000 sheep...
Government review of live export trade doesn’t go far enough

Government review of live export trade doesn’t go far enough

June 11th, 2019
The Government’s plan for a possible ban on the live export of cattle doesn’t go far enough, according to animal rights organisation SAFE. In a statement released on Tuesday, June 6, 2019, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor indicated the Government was considering several options following a review of the export of...

Duck left to die a slow and painful death

May 20th, 2019
A Paradise duck was the victim of stray shotgun pellets on May 19, 2019, and required urgent veterinary treatment to prevent further suffering. The duck, who has been named Honey, was lucky enough to have found refuge at the Wellington Bird Rehabilitation Trust’s (WBRT) sanctuary, in Ohariu Valley. WBRT founding...

Rescued rats Felix and Veritas ask Victoria University to end the cruel ‘forced swim test’

May 12th, 2019
On World Day for Laboratory Animals, observed on 24 April, two brave rescue rats named Felix and Veritas returned to Victoria University of Wellington to deliver an important message.  At Victoria University, rats are subjected to an experiment known as the ‘Forced Swim Test’. The test involves placing a small animal such as a rat...
Hilton Hotel Group release cage-free commitment in record-breaking time!

Hilton Hotel Group release cage-free commitment in record-breaking time!

May 9th, 2019
We are a huge step closer to seeing a world where hens don’t suffer in cages. Within 24 hours of the campaign launching, Hilton Hotel Group released a public statement announcing a new policy to phase out cage eggs in all its hotels globally by 2025. Just yesterday, over 55...

Hilton Hotel Group and Best Western targeted in global cage egg campaign

May 8th, 2019
Hotel groups, Hilton and Best Western, are being urged to go cage-free worldwide by over 55 major international animal protection organisations as part of a global campaign. The coordinated campaign, asking Hilton and Best Western to use exclusively cage-free eggs, has just launched out of Europe at the 2019 summit...
Service Foods going cage-free!

Service Foods going cage-free!

May 7th, 2019
SAFE is excited to announce the country’s second largest foodservice company, Service Foods, has produced a 2025 cage-free policy for all shell eggs.    Over Easter, SAFE delivered a giant Easter card asking Service Foods to have a heart for hens and name the date it will officially go cage-free. We were delighted to see this struck a chord...
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