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Speaking out for animals

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Even if all you have is one minute you can still take action to help animals.

There are lots of positive ways you can help animals and make a difference.

Everyday people around New Zealand are standing up for animals, and there is real change as a result.  We are seeing law changes for animals and compassionate living is more popular than ever before!  And it’s because of people like you getting involved.

Even if all you have is 60 seconds, you can help.

Ban rodeo cruelty

Every summer, countless animals are subjected to fear, distress, risk of injury and death – all for the sake of ‘entertainment.’ Demand an end to the torment. Write to the Associate Minister for Animal Welfare and the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee to call for an end to rodeo in Aotearoa

Demand a ban on Greyhound Racing

Animals suffer and die in the New Zealand greyhound racing industry. Dogs are injured on the track and often killed, as their injuries will prevent them from racing again. An even larger number of healthy greyhounds are killed simply because they do not run fast enough, and therefore do not provide a financial return. Send the Minister for Racing, Hon Grant Robertson and Associate Minister of Agriculture, Hon Meka Whaitiri an email demanding a ban on greyhound racing to be announced in 2022.

Demand an end to fish factory farming

Sadly, just beneath the pristine waters of the Marlborough Sounds and Stewart Island, millions of salmon are living secret lives of misery and suffering in underwater factory farms. These farms have no place in Aotearoa and SAFE is working towards a ban on fish farming – something Argentina has already achieved. Until then, it’s important to ensure that those trapped in this cruel system are better protected. SAFE is calling on NAWAC to create a code of welfare for farmed fishes, as a matter of urgency.

Demand a commissioner for animals

Animals need an independent Commissioner to represent their voices and uphold their legal rights under the Animal Welfare Act 1999. There are Government bodies to represent vulnerable members of our community, including children and the environment. Animals are not represented in Parliament.

A new proposal for intensive feedlots would house up to 2,200 cows permanently indoors, posing dire implications for animal health and welfare. Help us fight back against the growing intensification of New Zealand’s dairy industry.

Free hens from cages

Your actions can make a huge difference for the millions of hens living in cramped, unnatural conditions on intensive farms. Take action now to free hens from cages in New Zealand.

Shut down Spencer Park

New Zealand’s Animal Welfare Act outlines the rights of animals to sufficient food and water, protection from disease, appropriate handling, adequate shelter and the opportunity to display normal patterns of behaviour. 

Unfortunately, an animal park run by Christchurch City Council is leaving rabbits, ducks, chickens and other birds without many of these fundamental rights. 

Take action for our future

We are calling on Government to create a plan of action to assist Kiwi farmers out of industrial dairy farming, to more ethical and sustainable employment. For the sake of our animals, our health and the integrity of our land, New Zealand needs to cultivate a more sustainable future, before it's too late.

Take the Plant-Based Challenge

Every meal is a chance to make a difference. It’s as simple as what you choose to eat! And it isn’t about missing out - it’s about adding compassion. Not sure it’s for you? Challenge yourself to try it out. Sign up here to receive six weeks of supportive emails and tips and tricks to help you along the way.

Take the Dairy-Free Challenge

Thinking about going dairy-free but want some help with tips, recipes and inspiration? We have just the thing for you! Take the Dairy-Free Challenge and get set to receive helpful emails that cover everything from delicious recipes to the latest dairy-free products, nutritional information and even some myth-busting! So what are you waiting for? Take the Dairy-Free Challenge today!

Take the Fish-Free Challenge

Sign up to the Fish-Free Challenge and get ready to receive recipes, tips, product information and lots of wonderful facts about our underwater friends. By going fish-free you’re saving the lives of our underwater friends and helping make our oceans healthier. It’s a win-win!

Try plant-based!

Eat with kindness

Get ready to be inspired by how enjoyable, easy and delicious it can be to live in a way that is kinder to our planet and all who live on it.

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Help us continue helping animals in need

As a charity, SAFE is reliant on the support of caring people like you to carry out our valuable work. Every gift goes towards providing education, undertaking research and campaigning for the benefit of all animals. SAFE is a registered charity in New Zealand (CC 40428). Contributions of $5 or more are tax-deductible.