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Hunting competition must cancel the cat hunting category – SAFE

April 18th, 2023
Animal rights organisation SAFE is calling on competition organisers to cancel the “most feral cats hunted” category of their annual fundraiser for Rotherham School and Community Pool. Stuff reported this morning that a sponsor has pulled their support from the North Canterbury Hunting Competition in protest of the junior category....

Online retailers are selling illegal glue traps into Aotearoa – SAFE For Animals

April 6th, 2023
SAFE is alarmed that glue traps to catch rodents are making their way into Aotearoa despite being illegal. This week, Kogan.com, which operates online marketplaces including Dick Smith and Matt Blatt, pulled illegal glue traps from its websites after being contacted by animal rights organisation SAFE. Read more

Another death shows greyhound racing industry still ‘inherently dangerous’ – SAFE

April 4th, 2023
Animal rights organisation SAFE is again calling for the greyhound racing industry to be closed after a dog was killed last Thursday. Thrilling Nora suffered severe injuries during a re-qualifying trial in Waikato. She was found to have suffered a leg fracture and was euthanised. Read more

Petition to free hens from cages heading to Parliament on Wednesday 29 March – SAFE

March 26th, 2023
Animal rights organisation SAFE will deliver their 34,000 signature-strong petition to Parliament on Wednesday 29 March to Associate Minister of Agriculture (Animal Welfare), Meka Whaitiri, calling for an end to the caging of all hens across New Zealand. Read more

Man prosecuted for failing to provide vet care to a greyhound – SAFE For Animals

March 24th, 2023
A man whom SAFE understands is a greyhound racing trainer has been prosecuted for failing to ensure a greyhound received treatment alleviating any pain or distress. The greyhound had a catastrophic injury that went untreated for years. The greyhound’s leg had been without function for so long that the bone...

Petition to free hens from cages heading to Parliament on Wednesday 29 March

March 21st, 2023
Advisory: Petition to free hens from cages heading to Parliament on Wednesday 29 March Source: SAFE For Animals — Animal rights organisation SAFE will deliver their 33,000 signature-strong petition to Parliament at 1pm on Wednesday 29 March 2023 to Associate Minister of Agriculture Hon Meka Whaitiri, calling for an end...

Greyhound faces full tail amputation following Chch race meeting – SAFE

March 21st, 2023
SAFE is again urging the Government to ban greyhound racing sooner rather than later, following a raft of severe injures in Christchurch yesterday. Sugar rose suffered a severe tail injury yesterday at Addington raceway. Her tail was partially amputated after the race and will be fully amputated this week. Read...

Petition to free hens from cages heading to Parliament on Wednesday 29 March – SAFE For Animals

March 16th, 2023
Animal rights organisation SAFE will deliver their 33,000 signature-strong petition to Parliament at 1pm on Wednesday 29 March 2023 to Associate Minister of Agriculture Hon Meka Whaitiri, calling for an end to the caging of hens across New Zealand. The petition seeks to ban the use of colony cages. Read...

Access to pasture is a right for cows, not a privilege – SAFE For Animals

February 28th, 2023
SAFE (Save Animals from Exploitation) is urgently calling on Canterbury Regional Council to reject an intensive feedlot proposal which would see cattle housed indoors, 24 hours per day, year-round. Wongan Hills Limited has applied for consent to build up to four composting barns/feedlots, housing up to 2,200 cows at Kaituna...

Fire leading to mass chicken death reveals gaping flaws – SAFE For Animals

February 7th, 2023
An early morning fire at an egg-laying farm in Orini, Waikato yesterday has claimed the lives of at least 50,000 hens. The farm is operated by New Zealand’s largest egg producer Zeagold, the country’s biggest egg producer, whose eggs are sold under the Woodland and Farmer Brown brands. Read more

Urgent calls for closure of the ‘unsafe and barren’ Christchurch animal park leaving inhabitants suffering

February 1st, 2023
After years of welfare complaints seemingly falling on deaf ears, SAFE is calling on Christchurch City Council to take immediate measures to close the doors on Seafield Wildlife Park at Christchurch’s Spencer Park. The park, run by Christchurch City Council, is leaving rabbits, ducks, chickens and other birds in barren,...

Three deaths in three days ‘prompts renewed calls for an end to rodeo’

January 13th, 2023
The deaths of three animals in rodeo events, mere weeks into the current season, has prompted renewed demands from SAFE for the Government to urgently ban rodeo. Information recently obtained by animal rights organisation SAFE reveals two bulls and a horse have died in rodeo events between 28 and 30...

‘Catastrophic injuries’ suffered on Auckland racetrack result in another Greyhound death

January 12th, 2023
‘Catastrophic injuries’ suffered on Auckland racetrack result in another Greyhound death Source: SAFE For Animals — Animal rights organisation SAFE is ringing in the new year with an urgent call for the Government to ban greyhound racing, after yet another dog suffered injuries severe enough to result in her death....

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