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NZ officials at IPCC summit, shockingly, missed the point

April 12th, 2022
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its latest report, and it’s not great. We have a lot to do. But New Zealand officials successfully lobbied against the use of plant-based terminology, which begs the question, did our officials mi

NZ sacrificed action on climate in favour of agriculture in IPCC report

April 9th, 2022
NZ sacrificed action on climate in favour of agriculture in IPCC report Source: SAFE For Animals — Aotearoa Government officials successfully scrubbed ‘plant-based’ diets from the highly influential ‘summary for policymakers’ version of the latest IPCC report, and lobbied for switching the language to ‘healthy sustainable diets’. Read more
Should aquariums be part of New Zealand’s future?

Should aquariums be part of New Zealand’s future?

October 8th, 2021
Lockdown has been hard on us all. Not being able to do the things we love can have a detrimental effect on our mental health and wellbeing. Now imagine that your lockdown is forever. For animals trapped in aquariums, this is the sad reality. While they are on display in a tank that is a fraction of the size of...

An urgent transition away from animal agriculture is needed, in light of IPCC report

April 5th, 2022
An urgent transition away from animal agriculture is needed, in light of IPCC report Source: SAFE For Animals — The latest report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released overnight shows that global emissions are now on track to exceed the Paris Agreement’s 1.5 degrees celsius warning...

Greyhound death scrubbed from race video footage – SAFE For Animals

March 21st, 2022
On Friday at Manawatu Raceway, ‘Have A Yak’ was euthanised after falling and suffering a compound fracture. Greyhound Racing New Zealand (GRNZ) edited out the fall from the race video, which was published online and linked to GRNZ’s race reports. Have A Yak was falling behind in third place before...

Live pig delivery market exposed

March 9th, 2022
Live pigs delivered to your door. That’s what some businesses are offering in the Auckland and Waikato regions. The advice these businesses are giving to kill these pigs is illegal though, and bears an airy resemblance to a British TV ad that many conside

‘Done with Dairy’ – SAFE launches female focused campaign on International Women’s Day

March 8th, 2022
SAFE is asking New Zealanders to consider the dairy industry from a new perspective – her perspective. It’s common practice for the dairy industry to raise female cows for five to six years before sending them to slaughter. During this time, mother cows endure a cycle of pregnancy, birth, separation,...

Live export ‘death ship’ arriving in Napier this week

March 7th, 2022
The live export ship Anna Marra is expected to arrive at Napier Port this week. Under its previous name Awassi Express, this ship was implicated in a live export disaster en route to the Middle East in August 2017. Nearly 64,000 sheep suffered from heat stress on the ship, killing...

Equestrian event rider must be investigated – SAFE

February 28th, 2022
A video has emerged online showing an equestrian event rider repeatedly kicking and hitting their horse, according to reports from the Otago Daily Times this morning. The incident occurred at the North Otago A&P Show on Friday in Oamaru. SAFE spokesperson Will Appelbe said the rider’s actions were disgraceful. Read...

‘Pretty disturbing’: Animal safety group calls for Govt to ban greyhound racing

February 23rd, 2022
An animal safety group is again calling for the Government to ban greyhound racing, citing the number of dogs either dying or suffering injuries. The Government won’t do that yet, but the industry only has one year to improve. Greyhound racing is a declining industry all over the world due...

Can Greyhound Racing Survive?

February 23rd, 2022
Can Greyhound Racing Survive? With damning reports of injury and doping, a once-fashionable sport is officially on notice. It’s mid-morning in the rural Manawatū. Gary Fredrickson is strolling through a gravel carpark adorned with a regal-looking wooden greyhound statue, a bounding black dog in tow. Read more

A sport on its last legs – can greyhound racing in New Zealand survive?

February 23rd, 2022
Greyhound owners get together to show how lovely the breed can be off the track. (Video first published June 2019) When Racing Minister Grant Robertson revealed his review on greyhound racing in September last year, it looked like the possible end for a sport that has been long debated over...

Dude, where are our cows? NZ’s live export trade must end now

February 23rd, 2022
Tricia Phillips was part of a group protesting against live cattle exports in Timaru at the weekend. Virginia Fallon is a Stuff senior writer and columnist based in Wellington. OPINION: A distinct smell of manure is emanating from one of New Zealand’s ports right now. Read more

Equestrian NZ expresses disappointment at social media video of Sir Mark Todd’s horse abuse

February 23rd, 2022
Equestrian NZ has distanced itself from the behaviour of Olympic legend Sir Mark Todd, who has been videoed beating a horse with a stick. Sir Mark’s abuse was posted on social media platform TikTok, as he tried to coax his horse across a water obstacle, and the eight-time Olympian and...
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