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Violence to Erupt on the Nation’s Waterways – SAFE

By   /  May 1, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Violence to Erupt on the Nation’s Waterways – SAFE

Thousands of ducks, geese and swans will be killed or left injured by hunters when duck shooting season starts on Saturday, 5 May. Our tranquil waterways will erupt in gunfire, slaughter and injury, says SAFE campaigns manager Marianne Macdonald. Native species will be amongst the casualties, says Macdonald, since it is legal to shoot Pukeko, […]

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Shocking new Australian live export footage – SAFE

By   /  April 10, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

[WARNING: distressing footage] For the first time in Australia’s controversial live export trade’s history, shocking new footage has been released of horrific conditions on board the shipments, highlighting the reputational risk of all live export, says SAFE. More than 4,000 sheep died in five routine shipments aboard the Awassi Express headed to Gulf Countries. The […]

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Rodeo industry under increased pressure – SAFE

By   /  March 21, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Rodeo industry under increased pressure – SAFE

As the rodeo season ends, opposition continues to ramp up to end these events, with animal advocacy organisation SAFE calling on the Government to make this season the last. During the six-month rodeo season, which ended on Saturday with Waimarino rodeo, public concern has raised this issue to such a level that the cowboys are […]

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Largest petition in five years handed in to Parliament – SAFE

By   /  March 16, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Largest petition in five years handed in to Parliament – SAFE

112,844 people have signed SAFE’s petition to ban the use of cruel farrowing crates, believed to be the largest petition handed in to Parliament in five years. The petition was delivered to Green MP and spokesperson for animal welfare Gareth Hughes by the animal advocacy organisation, a live pig called Buttercup and actor Thomasin Harcourt […]

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Anti-rodeo movement stands strong on an outright ban of rodeo in New Zealand

By   /  March 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Anti-rodeo movement stands strong on an outright ban of rodeo in New Zealand

New Zealand’s anti-rodeo movement is united on ending rodeo for good. Direct Animal Action, Anti-Rodeo Action NZ, Wellington Animal Rights Network, NZ Animal Justice League, Farmwatch, SAFE and global organisation World Animal Protection, all welcome the new Government’s upcoming review of some of the worst aspects of rodeo. But all organisations remain united in their […]

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Government response on rodeo a good start, says SAFE

By   /  March 2, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Government response on rodeo a good start, says SAFE

SAFE supports a government move announced today, that they will look at welfare issues in rodeo, but believe more needs to done. The Associate Minister of Agriculture Meka Whaitiri announced that officials have been asked to see how animal welfare can be improved in the use of calves, electric prodders, flank straps, tail twisting and […]

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Conviction for ‘hip clamp’ Cruelty Case – SAFE

By   /  February 28, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Conviction for ‘hip clamp’ Cruelty Case – SAFE

Animal advocacy organisations SAFE and Farmwatch say news of the conviction of a dairy farmer who was recently fined $500 and ordered to pay $500 costs following the now infamous case of the mistreatment of a cow filmed suspended from a ‘hip clamp’ in 2015 sends a message that cruel treatment will not be tolerated. […]

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Farmed animals’ lives revealed in New Zealand first virtual reality experience – SAFE

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

Brand new 360-degree footage reveals, from the animals’ eye view, the inside story of animal suffering in factory farms. ‘FARM360: a nationwide virtual reality experience’ is a new initiative from SAFE. The public launch of FARM360 will be held on Saturday 20th January, (with a media preview on Friday 19th) in Auckland’s CBD. People will […]

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Survey exposes knowledge gap over the dark side of NZ dairy – SAFE

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

A new survey has exposed how little awareness the general public has of dairy industry practices, with only half the NZ population aware that a cow needs to have a calf each year to produce milk. To counteract this, SAFE has erected a giant, thought-provoking billboard in the Auckland CBD with a cow and her […]

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New Zealand Eateries’ kindness is celebrated with awards – SAFE

By   /  November 2, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Eateries’ kindness is celebrated with awards – SAFE

SAFE is recognising four restaurants from across the country for their spectacular plant-based menus to mark World Vegan Day. The national charity presented their annual EAT KIND Awards to Tart Bakery in Auckland, Boquita in Wellington, Portershed in Christchurch and Let Them Eat Vegan in Dunedin. “These eateries go above and beyond to cater to […]

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Animal advocates unveil ‘dog rodeo’ campaign – SAFE

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Labour weekend, the start of the New Zealand rodeo season, will see calves, horses and bulls subjected to stress and fear in the name of entertainment. To coincide with the season’s start, SAFE has unveiled striking billboards and a hard-hitting video, with confronting images depicting dogs being roped around their necks. Over the weekend, rodeos will […]

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Kindness should be child’s play – SAFE launches interactive children’s game today

By   /  October 17, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Kindness should be child’s play – SAFE launches interactive children’s game today

Dismayed by the prevalence of animal cruelty in New Zealand, SAFE has created an exciting new game on its new Animal Squad website as a tool to help teach young people compassion and empathy. The game is timely, given the spate of animal cruelty reports in the media, including school-sanctioned possum hunts. SAFE aims to […]

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Habitual Fix applauded over kind move for hens – Safe

By   /  October 5, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Habitual Fix applauded over kind move for hens – Safe

SAFE is congratulating Habitual Fix on their announcement that they have switched away from using cage and barn eggs in all their stores. The move comes after retail giant Foodstuffs made a recent similar commitment across all their stores in New Zealand. “SAFE has been working with Habitual Fix to achieve this very positive move […]

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Coup for hens – Foodstuffs to be cage-free – SAFE

By   /  September 21, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Coup for hens – Foodstuffs to be cage-free – SAFE

SAFE is congratulating Foodstuffs, who owns New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four Square, on their announcement that they will stop selling all cage eggs from 2027. In a statement Foodstuffs said today that following an extensive review of its egg sourcing and animal welfare policies the business has committed to a goal of being 100% cage free […]

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‘PigScare’ website launched as spoof of bogus NZPork label – SAFE

By   /  August 4, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on ‘PigScare’ website launched as spoof of bogus NZPork label – SAFE

Following outrage after the release of new footage from inside a New Zealand pig farm, and criticism of the pig industry by the Commerce Commission, SAFE has published a spoof website about NZPork’s misleading marketing label ‘PigCare’. The alternative website, called PigScare, shows the true face of pig farming and pigs ‘born and exploited’ in […]

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Ground-breaking, virtual reality, pig farm footage released – SAFE

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

SAFE and Farmwatch have released a brand-new investigation into pig farming in New Zealand, using both hidden camera footage, and a ground-breaking, New Zealand-first, look at a pig farm with virtual reality technology. The never before witnessed footage was obtained by Farmwatch at a pig factory farm in the Waikato, using both hidden and hand-held […]

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