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Are we risking creating the mother of all pandemics?

Are we risking creating the mother of all pandemics?

April 1st, 2020
We are in new territory. In New Zealand, we are working together as a country to stop the spread of COVID-19. With the decisive and compassionate guidance of our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, I think we are doing all the right things. But once this pandemic is under control, it...
Keeping healthy in self-isolation

Keeping healthy in self-isolation

March 26th, 2020
Right now is a really great time to be focusing on taking care of yourself. We’ve put together some deliciously helpful ways to assist your body in building up it’s natural defences, so you and your household stay healthy and nourished. It probably comes to no surprise that fruits, vegetables,...
Our work for animals must continue

Our work for animals must continue

March 27th, 2020
In the wake of the global pandemic known as COVID-19, our work on behalf of animals is more important than ever – and it will continue. As we work together as a country to mitigate the risk posed by this pandemic, undoubtedly many of our supporters have been impacted in...

Animal advocate says Port Taranaki’s reputation at risk over involvement in live cattle exports

March 16th, 2020
The live export of 3300 cattle to China is planned this weekend from Port Taranaki – the second similar shipment since the end of January this year. (File photo) A port company which helps businesses export live cattle as a way to diversify its trade is out of step with...

Animal welfare breach but no offence committed at Urenui Rodeo MPI investigation finds

March 16th, 2020
Animal rights advocates are appalled by the “clear disregard for animal welfare” they say was shown at the Urenui Rodeo last month. Anneka Carlson was one of nearly 30 protesters outside the event on the day, and says she was horrified to be shown a video showing a clear breach...

No plans to shut rodeo down after bull deaths

March 16th, 2020
A rodeo in Dunedin will go ahead in April, despite calls from an animal rights group for the event to be cancelled. Radio New Zealand reported last month two bulls were euthanised in club events over summer after being hurt. One of the bulls had its back strained while bucking...

Labour’s kindness agenda should extend to rodeo animals

March 16th, 2020
A protester at the Urenui Rodeo in north Taranaki earlier this month filmed a rider wrestling a steer for too long. The Ministry for Primary Industries confirmed a breach of the welfare code, but said no offence was committed. OPINION: Last month it was revealed that the New Zealand rodeo...

NZ animal protection ranking downgraded

March 16th, 2020
World Animal Protection (WAP) has downgraded New Zealand’s animal protection ranking. The international non-profit animal welfare organisation reduced New Zealand’s ranking from an ‘A’, awarded in 2014, to a ‘C’ in its latest report. WAP says the downgrade is primarily due to the Government’s lack of legislation outlawing cruel practices....

Damning new animal protection report downgrades NZ’s ranking

March 13th, 2020
World Animal Protection has downgraded New Zealand’s animal protection ranking in a recently released report. The Animal Protection Index ranks 50 countries around the world according to their animal welfare policies and legislation. The index awarded New Zealand’s animal protection efforts an ‘A’ in 2014, however World Animal Protection has...

Kiwi kids should be plant-based kids – SAFE NZ

March 11th, 2020
A wholefood, plant-based diet is healthy for individuals at all stages of life, according to nutrition experts worldwide. Plant-based and vegan diets have been criticised in recent weeks by New Zealand nutritionists who have stated they wouldn’t recommend the diet to young people. Read more

Troubled rodeo club ought to be reined in – SAFE NZ

March 10th, 2020
Two animal rights organisations are demanding the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) cancel a Dunedin rodeo following the deaths of two animals. SAFE and Direct Animal Action are calling for MPI to conduct an audit of the ‘Mad Bull’ rodeo club following the deaths of two bulls, one at each...

National rodeo body admits change needed following Taranaki breach of welfare code

March 4th, 2020
A protestor at the Urenui Rodeo in north Taranaki captured a rider wrestling a steer for too long. New Zealand’s national rodeo body has acknowledged processes need to change after a rider was filmed wrestling a steer at a Taranaki event for longer than allowed. Read more

Rule breaking more than just a pain in the neck

March 3rd, 2020
Footage captured by activists at the Urenui rodeo on Saturday shows a breach of the rodeo code of welfare. The footage which was passed onto SAFE yesterday shows a steer wrestling event that exceeds the rodeo code of welfare’s 30 second time limit. Steer wrestling is an event where a...

Hans and Nichola Kriek’s departure from SAFE

February 27th, 2020
Over the past thirty years, there haven’t been two people as iconic as Hans and Nichola Kriek in the Aotearoa animal rights movement. Their work has had a massive impact on the country and raised many of the issues that animals face to public awareness. There are countless activists who...
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