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SAFE demands a ban on greyhound racing

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

353 dogs put to death in Greyhound Racing industry – SAFE demands a ban on greyhound racing SAFE is demanding an end to greyhound racing cruelty, amid new figures that show the industry killed 353 unwanted dogs during the last season. Greyhound Racing New Zealand released its 2018 Annual Report on Monday, which illustrates that […]

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Consumer NZ calls out chicken meat producers – SAFE demands they cease misleading New Zealanders.

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

SAFE is demanding the chicken meat industry stops misleading people, after Consumer NZ calls out Tegel, Ingham and Pams chicken for their misleading “cage-free” labelling on chicken meat products. Consumer protection watchdog Consumer NZ announced the winners of its 2018 ‘Bad Taste’ Food Awards this weekend. Tegel, Ingham and Pams label their products as “cage-free” […]

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SAFE blows the whistle on failings of Protected Disclosures Act

By   /  December 8, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on SAFE blows the whistle on failings of Protected Disclosures Act

SAFE has demanded urgent strengthening of the Protected Disclosures Act in its submission to the State Services Commission, to protect whistleblowers who report animal neglect, cruelty and law-breaking. This follows the animal cruelty charges laid earlier this week against the Northland dairy farmer who was exposed by a whistleblower. A review of the Protected Disclosures […]

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Feathers to fly outside Auckland hotel, as SAFE demands Marriott honour their cage-free egg commitment

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Feathers to fly outside Auckland hotel, as SAFE demands Marriott honour their cage-free egg commitment

SAFE will be protesting outside Four Points by Sheraton Auckland hotel at 8am, tomorrow, Thursday December 6, demanding Marriott hotels honour their commitment to source cage-free eggs. The action, featuring colourful chicken costumes, is part of a global campaign launching today by 58 major animal organisations who make up the Open Wing Alliance. Four Points […]

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Animals set to suffer at Omahu Valley Parklee Bullride – SAFE

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Animals set to suffer at Omahu Valley Parklee Bullride – SAFE

SAFE is deeply frustrated that a rodeo will take place at the Omahu Valley Parklee Bullride next weekend despite widespread calls for a ban of the practice during this rodeo season. The bullride on November 24, is one of a series of rodeo events set to take place around the country. SAFE’s Head of Campaigns, […]

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EU approves restrictions on animal antibiotics, a win for animal welfare and public health – SAFE

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on EU approves restrictions on animal antibiotics, a win for animal welfare and public health – SAFE

SAFE is applauding the European Parliament for taking a bold and necessary step towards improved animal welfare, by banning the indiscriminate use of antibiotics in meat production by 2022. Along with a complete ban on the use of human reserve antibiotics in veterinarian medicine, the European Parliament has banned the use of unprescribed animal antibiotics, […]

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Otago farmer receives formal warning for illegal sow stall use – SAFE

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

SAFE are deeply frustrated with MPI for only issuing a warning to a Timaru pig farm after an investigation was prompted by shocking footage of illegal animal cruelty captured by Farmwatch. MPI animal welfare inspectors visited the Timaru pig farm in July this year after footage released by Farmwatch showed pigs kept in sow stalls, which have been illegal since 2015. A recent […]

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SAFE nominates misleading ‘PigCare’ label for highest award in misleading advertising

By   /  October 27, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on SAFE nominates misleading ‘PigCare’ label for highest award in misleading advertising

SAFE is nominating New Zealand Pork’s ‘PigCare’ label for the 2018 Bad Taste Food Awards, in recognition of its deception of consumers in the name of profit. The awards are run by Consumer NZ and recognise the country’s most misleading advertisements. The ‘PigCare’ system purports to be “New Zealand’s only independently verified animal welfare programme” and […]

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Absurdity of NZ Pork comparison acted out before Parliament – SAFE

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Absurdity of NZ Pork comparison acted out before Parliament – SAFE

A woman will be trapped in a cage on top of a hospital bed outside Parliament tomorrow, to draw attention to the ‘absurd’ comparison of farrowing crates to maternity wards. The demonstration is being organised by SAFE on Thursday 25 October, and follows the organisation’s oral submission on a 112,844 signature petition to end the use […]

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Toothless rodeo recommendations bowing to animal abusers – SAFE

By   /  October 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Toothless rodeo recommendations bowing to animal abusers – SAFE

SAFE is furious at the “toothless tweaks” put forward in new recommendations for rodeo. The animal charity says the long-awaited report by the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee is extremely disappointing and fails to implement any meaningful changes. The major recommendation is for the development of a “rodeo animal welfare forum” comprising of rodeo participants, […]

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Government’s refusal to reassign animal welfare responsibility a devastating blow for animals – SAFE

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Government’s refusal to reassign animal welfare responsibility a devastating blow for animals – SAFE

SAFE is slamming the Government for its refusal to separate the agriculture and animal welfare portfolios, in a breach of its election commitments. Responsibility for animal welfare was assigned to the Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor, after the role was stripped from Meka Whaitiri. During the election campaign, Labour stated that it supported separate ministerial […]

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Chicken industry conning people into buying into cruelty – SAFE

By   /  October 2, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Chicken industry conning people into buying into cruelty – SAFE

Animal rights group SAFE is taking aim at the misleading labels on the packaging of chickens bred for meat. Annually, around 120 million chickens are bred for meat in New Zealand, and that figure is increasing each year.  The birds are selectively bred to double in size every week, before being killed at around six […]

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Upsurge in people looking to Eat Kind this World Vegetarian Month – SAFE

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Upsurge in people looking to Eat Kind this World Vegetarian Month – SAFE

SAFE has sent over 5000 Vegetarian Starter Guides to libraries around the country, in response to a huge surge in interest in the programme. The resources, put together by SAFE’s Eat Kind team, offer simple advice on how to remove and replace animal products such as meat, dairy and eggs with plant-rich foods, through delicious […]

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Whaitiri demotion leaves worrying gap in animal welfare responsibility – SAFE

By   /  September 22, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Whaitiri demotion leaves worrying gap in animal welfare responsibility – SAFE

Animal rights group SAFE is pressing the Government to reassign responsibility for animal welfare, after the role was stripped from outgoing Associate Agriculture Minister Meka Whaitiri. Ms Whaitiri’s role previously encompassed animal welfare, but the removal of her portfolios means the responsibility now falls to Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor. SAFE’s Head of Campaigns, Marianne Macdonald, […]

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MPI to release findings into investigation of illegal sow stalls – SAFE

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Ministry for Primary Industries says it will soon release the findings from its investigation into the use of illegal sow stalls on a Timaru farm. Sow stalls, used to cage pregnant pigs, were banned in 2015 on cruelty grounds.  However, hidden-camera footage shot in April this year shows the stalls were still being used. […]

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SAFE Angered by Cows Forced to Calve in Mud-filled Paddocks

By   /  August 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on SAFE Angered by Cows Forced to Calve in Mud-filled Paddocks

Animal advocacy group SAFE is disgusted by new images showing cows giving birth in barren paddocks of deep mud. The photos, taken in Southland last week and sent to SAFE, come amid outrage over the cruel treatment of cattle over winter – which also marks the start of calving season. SAFE’s Head of Campaigns, Marianne […]

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