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New report finds farrowing crates unnecessary and illegal

June 7th, 2018
A new report, released today, shows the use of farrowing crates are  unnecessary, illegal and harmful to New Zealand pigs. SAFE is presenting  Parliament with copies of the report, as part of an ongoing campaign to  ban farrowing crates, used in pig factory farming. The report, authored by Professor of...
Farrowing crates unnecessary and illegal – report

Farrowing crates unnecessary and illegal – report

June 7th, 2018
A new report, released today, shows the use of farrowing crates are unnecessary, illegal and harmful to New Zealand pigs. SAFE is presenting Parliament with copies of the report, as part of our ongoing campaign to ban farrowing crates, used in pig factory farming. The report, authored by Professor of...

High profile dairy cruelty investigation leads to further conviction

June 6th, 2018
Another slaughterhouse worker has finally been convicted following the 2015 dairy investigation by Farmwatch and SAFE that horrified New Zealanders and caused controversy internationally. The man, from Down Cow Ltd, was filmed via hidden camera dragging days’ old dairy calves across a concrete floor by their legs, and has been...
Mycoplasma bovis outbreak must be dealt with humanely

Mycoplasma bovis outbreak must be dealt with humanely

May 29th, 2018
SAFE says that it is vital that the ongoing outbreak of Mycoplasma bovis is dealt with humanely, with high priority placed on animal welfare. The Government and farming sector bodies announced on 28 May that an attempt will be made to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis from New Zealand, which will involve...
Independent review needed of duck shooting

Independent review needed of duck shooting

May 21st, 2018
The 2018 duck shooting season started the first weekend of May. The result is that many of our normally tranquil wetlands are awash with the sounds of gunfire, accompanying the slaughter and potential crippling of huge numbers of birds. There are many reasons that these hunters cause high rates of...

Media statement on duck shooting violence to erupt on the nation’s waterways

April 30th, 2018
Thousands of ducks, geese and swans will be killed or left injured by  hunters when duck shooting season starts on Saturday, 5 May. Our tranquil waterways will erupt in gunfire, slaughter and injury, says SAFE campaigns manager Marianne Macdonald. Native species will be amongst the casualties, says Macdonald, since it...
Baking with kindness

Baking with kindness

April 27th, 2018
Businesses, volunteers and supporters baked up a whole lot of kindness from April 15th-22nd to support SAFE in making a positive difference for animals. This year marked the 10th Anniversary of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale and SAFE are proud to have been the New Zealand partner organisation for such...

Starbucks New Zealand targeted in global cage-egg campaign

April 23rd, 2018
Starbucks is being urged to go cage-egg free worldwide by over 55 major international animal protection organisations as part of a global campaign. The coordinated campaign asking for Starbucks to use exclusively cage-free eggs has just launched out of Europe at the 2018 summit of the Open Wing Alliance, of...
Starbucks target of global campaign

Starbucks target of global campaign

April 23rd, 2018
In the last year, we’ve made huge progress for egg-laying hens. With your help, we secured cage-free commitments from ALL of New Zealand’s major supermarkets: Countdown, New World, PAK’nSAVE, Fresh Collective, Four Square, FreshChoice, SuperValue, On The Spot, Gilmours, Trents Wholesale, Write Price, Shopwrite and Raeward Fresh will all be...
The time to take action against farrowing crates is now

The time to take action against farrowing crates is now

April 16th, 2018
More than 16,000 mother pigs are kept confined in farrowing crates in New Zealand. Tightly confined, a mother pig can merely step forward or backwards. She cannot even turn around for weeks on end. She will never be able to build a nest for her piglets, who will be taken...
International expert condemns New Zealand rodeo cruelty

International expert condemns New Zealand rodeo cruelty

April 16th, 2018
While it doesn’t take an animal welfare expert to see that animals are distressed when chased, wrestled, roped, spurred and forced to buck in rodeo event, it’s pleasing to see the wealth of experts that are now speaking out. Among them is Dr Peggy Larson who visited New Zealand earlier...

Shocking new Australian live export footage highlights risk to New Zealand

April 9th, 2018
For the first time in Australia’s controversial live export trade’s history, shocking new footage has been released of horrific conditions on board the shipments, highlighting the reputational risk of all live export, says SAFE.   More than 4,000 sheep died in five routine shipments aboard the Awassi Express headed to...
Shocking new Australian live export footage

Shocking new Australian live export footage

April 9th, 2018
She thinks. She feels. She suffers. This little sheep was a unique individual, the same as the beloved cats and dogs that share our homes. She is gone now. She was taken on a live export shipment from Australia to the Persian Gulf to be slaughtered for meat. For the first...
Rodeo industry under increased pressure

Rodeo industry under increased pressure

March 19th, 2018
As the rodeo season ends, opposition continues to ramp up to end these events and SAFE is calling on the Government to make this season the last. During the six-month rodeo season, which ended on Saturday with Waimarino rodeo, public concern has raised this issue to such a level that...
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