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14,000 sheep trapped inside capsized live export ship off Romania – SAFE

November 25th, 2019
Fourteen thousand sheep are trapped inside a live export ship which capsized off the coast of Romania on Sunday night. Many of the sheep have likely drowned. Livestock carrier Queen Hind capsized on Sunday night after leaving the port of Midia. Early responders rescued all 22 crew members and at...

William Hotel Group’s Cage-Free Announcement

November 20th, 2019
SAFE is pleased to announce Williams Hotel Group has pledged to ditch cage eggs across all of its hotels nationwide. After discussions with its food supplier, the New Zealand owned hotel group confirmed with SAFE its kitchens would no longer be serving eggs from caged hens. Williams Hotel Group has...

Animal rights organisation SAFE to protest at Wairarapa rodeo

November 15th, 2019
Animal rights organisation SAFE will be protesting at the annual Martinborough Bucking Bulls rodeo event in the Wairarapa tomorrow. The Martinborough Bucking Bulls is part of the annual rodeo season, which last year saw four animals killed at events across the country. Read more

Delicious plant-based eateries receive the 2019 EAT KIND Awards

November 14th, 2019
Delicious plant-based eateries receive the 2019 EAT KIND Awards For the third year running, SAFE has celebrated World Vegan Day by recognising eateries who are going above and beyond to offer up the most delicious, innovative plant-based dishes. With more plant-based eateries sprouting up around the country, this year’s decision...

Livestock ship’s ‘covert’ entry to port ‘no secret’

November 11th, 2019
Claims a livestock vessel built to carry 4000 head of cattle has covertly docked in Timaru have been rubbished by port authorities. Livestock carrier Brahman Express berthed at Timaru’s port on Thursday night and was not listed on PrimePort Timaru’s shipping schedule. Read more

Researchers say new beef product has potential to end bobby calf slaughter

November 11th, 2019
Massey University researchers are looking to the dairy, beef and meat industry to help introduce what they say has the potential to end the slaughtering of bobby calves. Calves are created for milk production in the dairy industry, with a large number being slaughtered from four days old. Read more
The Kiwi dairy farmers-turned hemp growers

The Kiwi dairy farmers-turned hemp growers

November 11th, 2019
Raised by his grandparents on a dairy farm, on the South Island’s West Coast, Aaron has been milking cows since he was six years old. For the past few years, Aaron and his partner Sarah have been converting more and more of their land to grow hemp to fuel their...

SAFE NZ: A Live export ship has covertly berthed at Timaru Port

November 8th, 2019
A live export vessel has covertly berthed at Timaru Port, bringing this year’s shipments of live animals up to a total of eight. Livestock carrier Brahman Express berthed at Timaru Port on Thursday night. The ship came to the attention of animal rights organisation SAFE on this morning. Read more

Auckland Council and LGNZ continue campaign to ban sale and private use of fireworks

November 7th, 2019
Auckland Council and Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) are continuing to call for a ban on the sale of fireworks for private use by the general public, but without Government support it’s doomed to failure. Representatives from Auckland Council and Local Government New Zealand are heading to Wellington next week...

Tamatha Paul adds her voice to anti-animal testing campaign

November 7th, 2019
A students’ association president and recently elected Wellington City Councillor has added her voice to the campaign against cruel animal experiments. Recently elected City Councillor Tamatha Paul, writing in her capacity as the President of the Victoria University of Wellington Students Association (VUWSA), has penned a letter to the Victoria...

Animal welfare minister never replaced

November 5th, 2019
Government As punters gee up for the increasingly controversial Melbourne Cup, Laura Walters asks why the Government hasn’t appointed an animal welfare minister since Meka Whaitiri’s sacking Labour, New Zealand First and the Greens all promised to install a minister responsible for animal welfare but there has been no-one in...

SAFE slams animal welfare at forthcoming Waipukarau rodeo event

November 5th, 2019
Animals will continue to be at risk of injury or death at the Waipukarau bucking bulls this weekend. The annual rodeo season last year saw four animals killed at events across the country. A horse was killed at last year’s Methven Rodeo, along with a horse and a bull at...

Gorilla Kitchen, Plant Blazed and Grater Goods take out annual Eat Kind Awards

November 1st, 2019
Animal rights organisation SAFE is celebrating World Vegan Day by recognising three of New Zealand’s best vegan eateries. SAFE’s annual EAT Kind Awards recognise eateries nationwide who are going above and beyond to offer up the most delicious and innovative plant-based dishes. Read more

Free-range chickens kept in flocks of 36,000

October 29th, 2019
Bostock Brothers is the only commercial organic chicken farm in New Zealand. Source: Bostocks The reality of free-range chicken farming flies in the face of what most New Zealanders believe about how the birds live, Consumer NZ says. The consumer watchdog is calling for a mandatory standard for free-range claims...
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