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“Appalling” pig farm allowed to continue after charges of animal cruelty

June 27th, 2018
SAFE and Farmwatch are appalled that the same Waikato piggery found to have been housing starving and injured pigs in 2014 was allowed to continue operating after charges were laid by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). The piggery was later the subject of a Farmwatch investigation in 2015 where...
No one held accountable for cruelty to 800 pigs

No one held accountable for cruelty to 800 pigs

June 27th, 2018
SAFE and Farmwatch are appalled that the same Waikato piggery found to have been housing starving and injured pigs in 2014 was allowed to continue operating. In 2014, at Waikato piggery Kaimai Pork Limited, piglets were found living in their own excrement, without enough food and without adequate care for...
The altar of sacrifice: The tragedy of bobby calves in New Zealand

The altar of sacrifice: The tragedy of bobby calves in New Zealand

June 20th, 2018
Bobby calves in New Zealand are a sacrificial animal who are slain at  the altar of the economy. We kill them so that their mothers’ milk may  flow, and we can have a thriving dairy market. A bobby calf is the  progeny a dairy cow who is deliberately bred from...
Outrage against live export trade goes global

Outrage against live export trade goes global

June 14th, 2018
International Day of Awareness shows Governments not doing enough. In April this year, shocking new footage was released of horrific conditions on board live export shipments from Australia causing further upset worldwide regarding what was already a controversial trade. Today, 14 June, has been chosen to mark this year’s global Stop...
Producing a greener and kinder future

Producing a greener and kinder future

June 12th, 2018
A number of reports have been released recently on food production, the latest report titled ‘The Evolution Of Plant Protein’ is a collaboration between The Ministry for Primary Industries and Plant & Food Research that compares animal protein to plant-based protein. The innovative report details the limits animal protein production...

New report finds farrowing crates unnecessary and illegal

June 7th, 2018
A new report, released today, shows the use of farrowing crates are  unnecessary, illegal and harmful to New Zealand pigs. SAFE is presenting  Parliament with copies of the report, as part of an ongoing campaign to  ban farrowing crates, used in pig factory farming. The report, authored by Professor of...
Farrowing crates unnecessary and illegal – report

Farrowing crates unnecessary and illegal – report

June 7th, 2018
A new report, released today, shows the use of farrowing crates are unnecessary, illegal and harmful to New Zealand pigs. SAFE is presenting Parliament with copies of the report, as part of our ongoing campaign to ban farrowing crates, used in pig factory farming. The report, authored by Professor of...

High profile dairy cruelty investigation leads to further conviction

June 6th, 2018
Another slaughterhouse worker has finally been convicted following the 2015 dairy investigation by Farmwatch and SAFE that horrified New Zealanders and caused controversy internationally. The man, from Down Cow Ltd, was filmed via hidden camera dragging days’ old dairy calves across a concrete floor by their legs, and has been...
Mycoplasma bovis outbreak must be dealt with humanely

Mycoplasma bovis outbreak must be dealt with humanely

May 29th, 2018
SAFE says that it is vital that the ongoing outbreak of Mycoplasma bovis is dealt with humanely, with high priority placed on animal welfare. The Government and farming sector bodies announced on 28 May that an attempt will be made to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis from New Zealand, which will involve...
Independent review needed of duck shooting

Independent review needed of duck shooting

May 21st, 2018
The 2018 duck shooting season started the first weekend of May. The result is that many of our normally tranquil wetlands are awash with the sounds of gunfire, accompanying the slaughter and potential crippling of huge numbers of birds. There are many reasons that these hunters cause high rates of...

Media statement on duck shooting violence to erupt on the nation’s waterways

April 30th, 2018
Thousands of ducks, geese and swans will be killed or left injured by  hunters when duck shooting season starts on Saturday, 5 May. Our tranquil waterways will erupt in gunfire, slaughter and injury, says SAFE campaigns manager Marianne Macdonald. Native species will be amongst the casualties, says Macdonald, since it...
Baking with kindness

Baking with kindness

April 27th, 2018
Businesses, volunteers and supporters baked up a whole lot of kindness from April 15th-22nd to support SAFE in making a positive difference for animals. This year marked the 10th Anniversary of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale and SAFE are proud to have been the New Zealand partner organisation for such...

Starbucks New Zealand targeted in global cage-egg campaign

April 23rd, 2018
Starbucks is being urged to go cage-egg free worldwide by over 55 major international animal protection organisations as part of a global campaign. The coordinated campaign asking for Starbucks to use exclusively cage-free eggs has just launched out of Europe at the 2018 summit of the Open Wing Alliance, of...
Starbucks target of global campaign

Starbucks target of global campaign

April 23rd, 2018
In the last year, we’ve made huge progress for egg-laying hens. With your help, we secured cage-free commitments from ALL of New Zealand’s major supermarkets: Countdown, New World, PAK’nSAVE, Fresh Collective, Four Square, FreshChoice, SuperValue, On The Spot, Gilmours, Trents Wholesale, Write Price, Shopwrite and Raeward Fresh will all be...
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