Intensive animal farming needs to be questioned as H1H1 strain identified – SAFE

July 1st, 2020
Earlier this week, researchers in China revealed they had found a new strain of H1N1 swine flu which they say has “all the essential hallmarks of a candidate pandemic virus.” New Zealand’s Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said this morning that discovering new viruses isn’t “uncommon,” and that we...
Canadian Government invests 100 million into plant-based food industry – will New Zealand be next?

Canadian Government invests 100 million into plant-based food industry – will New Zealand be next?

June 29th, 2020
Last week, the Canadian Government announced it will invest almost 100 million dollars into plant-based food production. The global plant-based retail market has grown a whopping 31% since 2017 to a value of $4.5 billion, so it’s understandable that Canada wants to fund the growth of its plant-based food industry....

Fishing industry will continue to kill dolphins under new rules – SAFE NZ

June 25th, 2020
New measures announced yesterday by Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage and Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash will not bring the critically endangered Māui dolphin back from the brink, according to animal rights organisation SAFE. SAFE Campaigns Director Ilan Goldberg said the measures do not go far enough. Read more

SAFE is outraged after cows are forced to endure muddy conditions

June 25th, 2020
Photos shot by a Fiordland resident in early June show cows in mud-filled paddocks with no shelter. A complaint was made to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), which failed to take any action after visiting the farm. Two weeks later, new photos taken at the same location again showed...

Our attitudes towards animals considered pests, and going plant-based with SAFE’s Eat Kind team

June 22nd, 2020
In this episode, we chat with SAFE’s Eat Kind team about plant-based diets, and how easy it is to choose kindness when you cook your next meal. The son of a National MP is sentenced for willful ill-treatment under the Animal Welfare Act, but no justice is
Today is World Albatross Day, but for how much longer?

Today is World Albatross Day, but for how much longer?

June 19th, 2020
Today we have an opportunity to think about our awe-inspiring albatross. Kiwis have a great love and appreciation for these magnificent aviators of the seas. Unfortunately, many species of seabird are declining, and some are critically endangered. This is certainly true of the albatross. We have a particular responsibility towards...

Live exports of cows set to double this year, despite review

June 12th, 2020
Almost double the number of cows were exported in the first five months of 2020 than in the same period in 2019. This increase has occurred while the Government is undertaking a review of the live-export trade, which Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor launched in June 2019. Read more

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....

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...

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
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...
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