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Standing up for animals

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.

Demand a ban on live export

Live exports simply aren't worth the risks. A ship 'Gulf Livestock 1' which left Napier port carrying 43 crew (including two New Zealanders) and 5,800 cows bound for China is missing. These cows should never have been at sea. Write to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Agriculture demanding a ban on all live animal exports.

It's time to put the chicken before the egg

Your actions can make a huge difference for the millions of hens living life in cramped, unnatural conditions on intensive farms. Whether you have an evening to spare or just five minutes, sign up and speak out for hens in New Zealand.

Demand a crown entity to protect animals

Farmed animal cruelty is a widespread problem that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is failing to deal with.

Stop 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.

Demand justice for mother pigs

We're taking the Government to court to free mother pigs from barbaric farrowing crates

Encouraging climate-friendly food choices

The more Kiwis who sit down to enjoy climate-friendly meals, the better the health outcomes - not only for our environment - but for our population. It is time that New Zealand’s dietary guidelines were updated to reflect the wide-reaching benefits of increasing plant-based meals.

This summer stand with the animals

Rodeo is a brutal form of entertainment that inflicts terror upon innocent animals. Their bodies suffer horrific injuries such as broken necks, haemorrhaging, dislocations and organ damage. Some of them die as a result - all so that a small group of people can ‘play cowboy.’

Take the 14-Day Dairy-Free Challenge

Like other mammals, a mother cow must give birth in order to produce milk. Calves are taken from their grieving mothers. While some are raised to produce veal or beef, up to two million are killed when they are about four days old as they are regarded as unwanted by-products.

Pledge to be chicken-free

Chickens are curious; they love investigating new things. They like to scratch in the undergrowth, graze on fresh tips of grass, and love to stretch out their wings to bask in the sun.

End feedlots

In New Zealand we love animals, and we value our natural environment. There is a future for New Zealand where both these values can be realised, but it means we need to end the use of feedlots.

Duck shooting

Duck shooting is indiscriminate slaughter of both native and introduced species, and it can cause severe suffering for those birds not killed outright.

Eat with kindness

Plants! Plants! Plants!

Sign up for the Plant-Based Challenge! Eating a plant-based diet is the most important thing you can do to help animals. It's a simple switch, but it makes a big difference. We bet you’ll find it tastier and easier than you ever imagined!

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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.