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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...

Photos from Live Export protest at Auckland Port yesterday

January 29th, 2020
Full photo album from SAFE’s live export protest at Auckland Port yesterday 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 travel to New Plymouth to collect...

SAFE to protest arrival of live export ship at Auckland Port today

January 28th, 2020
Caring Kiwis opposed to the live export trade will be protesting the arrival of livestock carrier Yangtze Fortune at Auckland Port today. Animal rights organisation SAFE is protesting to demonstrate opposition to the Yangtze Fortune’s arrival while the live export trade is under review. Read more
5 reasons why to give Veganuary a try

5 reasons why to give Veganuary a try

January 9th, 2020
Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world will be kickstarting their new year by taking meat off the menu. Since 2014 the UK-based non-profit organisation Veganuary has been running an international month–long pledge. Six years on, and the number of new vegans throughout January is set to be the biggest to date with 350,000 people taking part.   Why, you might ask?   Switching to a...

Animal welfare groups call for total ban on calves being used in rodeo events – ‘You wouldn’t do this to your cat or dog’

January 8th, 2020
While thousands of holidaymakers are heading to rodeos around the country, animal welfare advocates are calling for a total ban on calves being used in the events. Your playlist will load after this ad The Government’s code of welfare for rodeos recommends calves not be involved. Read more

New Zealand animal charities combine to assist in Australian bush fires

January 8th, 2020
With the help of animal rights group SAFE, Animal Evac New Zealand deployed a team of volunteers from Wellington to New South Wales this morning. This team will assist with both animals and communities, affected by the Australian bush fires. The specialist six-person disaster response team has experience in animal...

SAFE to protest Canterbury Rodeo

January 3rd, 2020
Animal rights organisation SAFE will be protesting at the Canterbury rodeo tomorrow, to stand up for the bullied and abused animals. The Canterbury rodeo is part of the annual rodeo season, which last season saw four animals killed at events across the country. Read more

New Zealand rodeo season opens amid fresh animal rights protests

January 2nd, 2020
Rodeo season has got off to a rocky start in New Zealand, with protest numbers swelling outside events around the country. Around three dozen protesters chanted outside the Wanaka rodeo in the South Island on Thursday – “there’s no excuse for animal abuse” – calling for an end to the...
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