National rodeo body admits change needed following Taranaki breach of welfare code

March 4th, 2020
A protestor at the Urenui Rodeo in north Taranaki captured a rider wrestling a steer for too long. New Zealand’s national rodeo body has acknowledged processes need to change after a rider was filmed wrestling a steer at a Taranaki event for longer than allowed. Read more

Rule breaking more than just a pain in the neck

March 3rd, 2020
Footage captured by activists at the Urenui rodeo on Saturday shows a breach of the rodeo code of welfare. The footage which was passed onto SAFE yesterday shows a steer wrestling event that exceeds the rodeo code of welfare’s 30 second time limit. Steer wrestling is an event where a...

Hans and Nichola Kriek’s departure from SAFE

February 27th, 2020
Over the past thirty years, there haven’t been two people as iconic as Hans and Nichola Kriek in the Aotearoa animal rights movement. Their work has had a massive impact on the country and raised many of the issues that animals face to public awareness. There are countless activists who...

Majority of Kiwis who have attended rodeo events support a ban – new poll

February 26th, 2020
New poll figures reveal that more than half of New Zealanders who had attended a rodeo event supported a ban on rodeo. A recent Horizon Research poll commissioned by animal rights organisation SAFE shows that 60% of those polled who had attended a rodeo in the previous 12 months supported...

Two bulls euthanised at rodeos during summer

February 25th, 2020
[email protected] Two bulls have been killed in sporting events this summer, after suffering injuries bad enough that they had to be euthanised. 80 bulls have taken part in two Mad Bull Rodeo Club competitions during the summer, two had to be put down because of injuries. Read more

Two animals killed during the current rodeo season – SAFE NZ

February 24th, 2020
RNZ Checkpoint last week reported that the rodeo industry has killed two animals during the current rodeo season. Information recently obtained by animal rights organisation SAFE reveals two bulls were killed at ‘Mad Bull’ rodeo events in November and December. Read more

Protesters set to gather near Port Taranaki against live animal export

February 3rd, 2020
The Yangtze Fortune live export stock ship arrived at Port Taranaki on Thursday. Protestors are set to gather near Port Taranaki on Friday to demonstrate against the livestock ship Yangtze Fortune exporting about 4000 live cows to farms in China. The ship arrived at 12.45pm on Thursday and animal welfare...

Live export ship targeted by animal rights protesters

February 3rd, 2020
Warning: This video contains graphic images that may disturb some people. Protestors are planning to descend on Port Taranaki on Friday to protest the live export of animals. The live export ship Yangtze Fortune arrived on Thursday to collect 3800 cows for export to China. Read more

Protesters gather near Port Taranaki to oppose live cattle export

February 3rd, 2020
About 40 people gathered near Port Taranaki to protest live export and plans to ship about 4000 cows to China. About 40 protesters gathered near Port Taranaki to show their opposition to live export on Friday. Organised by animal welfare advocacy group SAFE, the protesters opposed the Yangzte Fortune, which...

Protesters against live animal exporting take to the sea in New Plymouth

February 3rd, 2020
The Port Taranaki pilot boat was monitoring the situation along with police. A group of animal activists have taken their protest to the sea off New Plymouth. On Saturday morning four protesters against live exporting could be seen in a small boat inside the Breakwater, opposing the Yangzte Fortune, which...

SAFE: Photos from live export protest at Port Taranaki today

January 31st, 2020
Full photo album from SAFE’s live export protest at Port Taranaki today can be found here. The protest was organised to demonstrate opposition to the arrival of livestock carrier Yangtze Fortune while the live export trade is under review. The ship is expected to leave Port Taranaki at midnight tonight....

SAFE to protest arrival of live export ship at Port Taranaki this Friday

January 30th, 2020
The live export ship Yangtze Fortune is now on its way to New Plymouth to collect 3,800 cows for export, and animal rights organisation SAFE will protest its arrival. The protest will demonstrate opposition to the Yangtze Fortune’s arrival in New Plymouth while the live export trade is under review....

Live export trade sends millions of day-old chicks overseas each year

January 29th, 2020
Millions of chicks are sent offshore each year. OPINION: Late last year, a power cut and system failure killed nearly 200,000 chickens at a farm in Helensville. The fate of these chickens shocked and horrified many, and prompted the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to investigate following media coverage. Read...

Arrival of live export ship in Auckland sparks protests, renewed calls for total ban

January 29th, 2020
An animal rights group is protesting the arrival of a livestock carrier which is here to collect live animals for export, calling for a total ban on the practice. Protesters from SAFE are unhappy at the arrival in Auckland of the carrier Yangtze Fortune, while the live export trade is...
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