‘NAWAC must recommend a ban on colony cages in the next code of welfare’

July 20th, 2022
The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) has confirmed that the poultry codes of welfare will be the next to be reviewed. This includes the codes of welfare for layer hens, chickens bred for their meat, and breeder birds. SAFE has been calling for an urgent review of the layer...

Cowboys in Court

July 19th, 2022
Last week, the New Zealand Animal Law Association and SAFE challenged the legality of rodeo at the High Court. This is the second time the two organisations have taken the Government to court, and the results of that first court case has caused headaches
What’s Wrong with Rodeo in NZ?

What’s Wrong with Rodeo in NZ?

July 8th, 2022
I filmed my first rodeo, solo, in 2013. These events were held on beautiful sunny days, with country music playing, relaxed crowds and announcers cracking jokes. I sat up on the bank while kids ran about, hot chips were eaten and people chatted and laughed. Stop right there, and this...

Next week the legality of rodeo will be challenged in court – SAFE

July 7th, 2022
The New Zealand Animal Law Association (NZALA) and SAFE say rodeo activities violate the Animal Welfare Act 1999. NZALA and SAFE’s case against the Agriculture Minister and the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee will be heard on 11 and 12 July 2022 at the Wellington High Court. Read more
The simple matter of the law: pig welfare and farrowing crates

The simple matter of the law: pig welfare and farrowing crates

July 6th, 2022
A potential end to the use of farrowing crates on pig farms has drawn battle lines between farmers and animal advocates. SAFE Chief Executive Debra Ashton explains why the legal and social license to confine pigs in farrowing crates has expired. Our country’s leaders love to talk about animal welfare....

Proposed changes for pig farmers ‘simply bringing farming into line with the law’

June 28th, 2022
SAFE is urging kiwis who want to see the caging of pigs banned to make their thoughts known on the draft code of welfare for pigs. The draft, put out by the Ministry for Primary Industries and the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee, proposes a ban on farrowing crates or...

Two greyhounds test positive for methamphetamine – SAFE NZ

June 16th, 2022
The Racing Integrity Board has charged three people including two trainers in relation to two greyhounds that had tested positive for methamphetamine. SAFE spokesperson Will Appelbe said it’s alarming that greyhounds are still testing positive for methamphetamine. Read more

Sheep drownings highlights complete failure of live export trade – SAFE

June 14th, 2022
An overladen ship crammed with 15,800 sheep capsized on Sunday off Sudan’s Red Sea coast, just days before Ban Live Exports International Day of Awareness, taking place today. The livestock vessel was heading from Sudan’s port of Suakin to Saudi Arabia when it ran into trouble in the Red Sea,...

Kōrero with Lynn Charlton, Anti Rodeo Action

June 14th, 2022
This week we talk with Lynn Charlton, spokesperson for Anti Rodeo Action. Next month the New Zealand Animal Law Association and SAFE will be challenging the legality of rodeo at the Wellington High Court. In the lead up to the court date, we wanted to spe

He Waka Eke Noa gives the dairy industry a free pass – SAFE For Animals

June 8th, 2022
The agriculture sector’s plan to avoid the emissions trading scheme relies on band-aid solutions and unproven technologies and neglects the destructive impacts of intensive dairy farming in Aotearoa. Deer, sheep and beef farms will face the greatest impact from He Waka Eke Noa, which is disproportionate to the impacts of...

Industry report indicates unnecessary euthanasia of greyhounds may still be occurring

June 2nd, 2022
Greyhound Racing New Zealand’s (GRNZ) most recent quarterly report to the Racing Minister suggests there may still be “unnecessary” euthanasia occurring under the banner of behavioural issues, or medical euthanasia for illness or injury. The Racing Integrity Board (RIB) also uncovered a potential causal link between poor racing performance and...
NZALA & SAFE to challenge the legality of Rodeo in NZ

NZALA & SAFE to challenge the legality of Rodeo in NZ

June 2nd, 2022
In 2019, The New Zealand Animals Law Association (NZALA) and SAFE partnered for the first time to seek legal justice for animals in Aotearoa, and we won, with the High Court delivering a damning judgement, ruling that farrowing crates and mating stalls for pigs were unlawful. Now, we are partnering...

The forgotten victims of factory farming

May 30th, 2022
Fishes are the forgotten victims of factory farming. This week we chat with SAFE Campaigns Manager Anna de Roo about the salmon farming industry, and how these animals are so neglected. Greyhound racing is back on the agenda, and the Government recent

TikTok video demonstrates the gratuitous violence of pig hunting

May 31st, 2022
TikTok video demonstrates the gratuitous violence of pig hunting Source: SAFE For Animals — A graphic video uploaded to TikTok last year shows a frightened pig mauled by six dogs. The dogs can be seen biting and latching onto the pig’s head, ears, and neck. Read more
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