Kōrero with Shanti Ahluwalia from NZAVS

June 15th, 2021
This week on Animal Matters, Will Appelbe sits down with Shanti Ahluwalia from the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) to talk about Aotearoa's relationship with animal testing.

Aotearoa lags behind as EU moves to ban colony cages

June 16th, 2021
Aotearoa lags behind as EU moves to ban colony cages Source: SAFE For Animals — Last week the European Parliament urged the European Commission to ban the caging of all farmed animals across the European Union by 2027. The resolution was adopted with overwhelming support from MEPs. Read more

Silver Collar greyhound race reveals cruelty and corruption – SAFE

June 15th, 2021
Federal Morgan broke his leg in the final race at the “Silver Collar” races at the Auckland Greyhound Racing Club on Sunday 13 June 2021. Federal Morgan was considered a star performer, who’s trainer Lisa Cole made a late withdrawal of three other dogs so Federal Morgan could run in...

Ban Live Exports International Awareness Day marred as live export ships make their way to Aotearoa

June 14th, 2021
Ban Live Exports International Awareness Day marred as live export ships make their way to Aotearoa Source: SAFE For Animals — Today for Ban Live Exports International Awareness Day, people around the world are pressuring their governments to end the live export trade. Read more

Rampant animal mistreatment in the dairy industry warrants inquiry – SAFE

June 9th, 2021
Stuff revealed yesterday that dairy industry animal welfare complaints have increased over the last four years. According to data from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), in 2017 there were 264 complaints, 258 in 2018, 332 in 2019 and last year there were 373. Read more

A wild goose chase

June 8th, 2021
The Waikato District Council are taking drastic measures to manage a large population of geese. Without investigating better options, they announced they would use poison, but have since had to make a U turn after realising it wouldn’t work. And Ange

Kōrero with Philip McKibbin, on the Politics of Love

June 1st, 2021
Today our kōrero is with Philip McKibbin, a New Zealand based writer and author of the book “Love Notes: for a Politics of Love” which is published in New York by Lantern books.
Ten reasons why the ban on live export by sea must be implemented immediately

Ten reasons why the ban on live export by sea must be implemented immediately

May 31st, 2021
Two years is too long. In the time it could take to phase out live export by sea, hundreds of thousands more New Zealand animals will potentially have to endure the horror of the live export trade. Following the Government’s announcement on 14 April that live export by sea will...

Budget 2021 – A missed opportunity for animals

May 25th, 2021
Last week, the Government released it’s annual budget, setting out what initiatives would be allocated new spending. Despite the deficits in animal welfare in New Zealand, not a single dollar was allocated for animal welfare spending.

Greyhound killed and five injured in a single day of racing in Auckland – SAFE

May 24th, 2021
Yesterday at Manukau Stadium in Auckland, the greyhound Paris End was euthanised after falling during a race and suffering several fractures. He was just over 3 years old. Five other dogs sustained significant injuries at the same meeting, including fractures, dislocated joints and strained hocks. Read more

Budget 2021 – animal welfare is not getting the funding it deserves

May 21st, 2021
Animals are losing out in this year’s budget, which doesn’t include any additional funding for animal welfare initiatives. SAFE CEO Debra Ashton said this was a concern considering the stressed Ministry for Primary Industries took over a year to investigate the mass death of 180,000 chickens at an Auckland farm....

Kōrero with Aysha Akhtar, President and CEO of the Center for Contemporary Sciences

May 17th, 2021
Today on the show we sit down with Aysha Akhtar, who is the President and CEO of the US based Center for Contemporary Sciences. Aysha has had an illustrious career in public health and is now putting her expertise towards ending animal testing and advocat
Exciting news for dogs!

Exciting news for dogs!

May 14th, 2021
On 16 April, the Government announced a review of greyhound racing in Aotearoa. The announcement came after SAFE, the Greyhound Protection League NZ and Grey2K USA Worldwide brought to light the plight of greyhounds trapped in the racing industry in New Zealand. The review is a great step forward, but will...

Greyhound doping and suspicious betting should warrant a police investigation – SAFE

May 13th, 2021
Last week the Otago Daily Times revealed an unidentified punter placed a $10,000 bet on greyhound Zipping Sarah, who won her race at the Addington Raceway in November 2020 before testing positive for methamphetamine. Of the 481 bets placed totalling $23,083, this was by far the most significant bet placed...
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