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Five unexpected side effects of doing Meat-Free May

Five unexpected side effects of doing Meat-Free May

May 8th, 2020
It’s Meat-Free May! People all over the world are taking part by cutting out meat for the month and embracing the delicious and healthy alternatives available. Some are going the extra mile by cutting out animal products altogether, including dairy and eggs. We all know this is a great move...
SAFE’s historic court case – Understanding the Animal Welfare Act 1999

SAFE’s historic court case – Understanding the Animal Welfare Act 1999

May 6th, 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. The Animal Welfare Act 1999 is...

Hundreds of greyhounds set to die this season – SAFE NZ

May 5th, 2020
The Greyhound Racing New Zealand 2019 annual report illustrates that 293 dogs were euthanised in 2019 due to the industry’s failure to rehome them. A further 54 were euthanised at the track due to critical injuries sustained during racing. Greyhound racing is set to restart today, with races scheduled in...

Facebook Mouse-Hunting Group Rampant with Animal Cruelty – SAFE NZ

May 4th, 2020
Last week a member of ‘The Great NZ Lock Up Mouse Hunt Comp’ Facebook group posted an image of a dead cat that they had caught in a trap. Another member commented on the photo, gloating about the number of cats he had killed since January, which included 25 kittens....
It’s time to extend our compassion to crayfish

It’s time to extend our compassion to crayfish

May 4th, 2020
High-end Auckland restaurant Pasture has been selling live crayfish as part of their produce boxes, but what does that mean for the crayfish? Just like mammals, crayfish have a nervous system that is capable of feeling pain. They have sensory and opioid receptors and demonstrate reduced responses to painful procedures...
What’s really in that bucket of KFC?

What’s really in that bucket of KFC?

April 30th, 2020
Absence is said to make the heart grow fonder, but in the case of the high demand for KFC at the end of the Level 4 COVID-19 restrictions, I wonder if the people who queued in their masses to get their first post-lockdown takeaway really knew what they were eating....

Animals in captivity, live export, and human animal relationships with Dr. Nik Taylor

April 28th, 2020
Wild animals are doing it tough in cages, both in New Zealand and abroad, and on Netflix it seems. We speak to Dr. Nik Taylor about animal human relationships, oppression, violence, and how these intertwine and play a role in our society. And Taranaki loc
SAFE’s historic court case – Who are the key players?

SAFE’s historic court case – Who are the key players?

April 24th, 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. For the first time in New...

SAFE wants plant-based agriculture at the heart of COVID-19 economic stimulus

April 24th, 2020
The demand for plant-based protein is growing internationally, and the Government should seize the opportunity to include this in their economic stimulus package, says animal rights organisation SAFE. KPMG global head of agribusiness Ian Proudfoot yesterday told the Epidemic Response Committee that COVID-19 would accelerate a move towards lab-based meats...

Taranaki Regional Council shifting blame over live export controversy – SAFE NZ

April 22nd, 2020
SAFE is calling out Taranaki Regional Council (TRC) chief executive Basil Chamberlain for saying animal activists got it wrong. The chief executive claimed that Port Taranaki, which in January began facilitating the export of live animals, has an independent board of directors. Read more
Seven ways to celebrate Earth Day

Seven ways to celebrate Earth Day

April 22nd, 2020
Happy Earth Day! There are many ways to celebrate Earth Day, but this year we are facing a few extra challenges, due to us mainly being stuck at home. You may be wondering what you can do to mark this special day. The great thing is that for many of...

Taranaki locals launch petition to end live export – SAFE NZ

April 17th, 2020
The live animal export ship Yangtze Harmony arrived in Port Taranaki yesterday to collect 4,450 cows, expected to depart tomorrow. This is the third live export ship to berth in New Plymouth this year. SAFE and other local groups want to see the practice of live export come to an...
SAFE’s historic court case – Demystifying the legal process

SAFE’s historic court case – Demystifying the legal process

April 16th, 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. SAFE and the New Zealand Animal...

Justice for pigs, and a conversation with Gareth Hughes

April 14th, 2020
New Zealand meat producers have been pushing for butchers to re-open, potentially risking the success of the COVID-19 lockdown. Will also speaks to Green MP Gareth Hughes about our animal welfare laws, regulations and enforcement, and his journey as New Z
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