in the media
We did it! The nation finally knows about pig cruelty in New Zealand. It might have taken over twenty years of battling, however in just two weeks nearly every New Zealander has seen the reality of modern pig farming. Hundreds of media stories have appeared since the exposť on the Sunday programme that saw Mike King speak out emotionally and passionately against his former employer for their cruel and barbaric treatment of pigs. Public meetings and actions continue to be staged around the country as the nation continues to be outraged.
JOIN THE PARTY!
You’re invited to celebrate in style with the stars and to unite with them to fight pig cruelty! Tickets are limited, so book now!
PIG RESCUE
For nearly five years pig ’473’ was just another breeding sow serving the needs of a pig farmer. Twice a year her piglets were taken away to become bacon or ham. 473’s life was monotonous, cruel and deprived. Then along came a dream come true in the form of Carolyn Press-McKenzie.
RESEARCHERS WANTED
A law lecturer seeks several volunteer researchers to research statements and arguments that were made during media reports (newspapers, radio, TV and periodicals) that defended the continued use of cruel pig crates in New Zealand.
LEGAL ADVISOR WANTED
SAFE seeks a lawyer or legal executive to volunteer their professional services on an ’as needed’ basis.
SCHOOL TALKS
SAFE has speakers available to talk to classes (years 7-13) in the Auckland area on a range of topics relating to animals. For booking information contact Nichola Kriek.
inspiring animal profiles
THE FANTAIL
The friendly fantail is a small bird native to New Zealand and Australia.
delicious meat-free recipes
SOUP
Creamy lima bean
SAVOURY
Vegan sausage rolls
SAVOURY
Pumpkin and sage risotto
campaign updates
PIGS:THE STARS ON TV
Over 60 television news items totalling over 2.5 hours featured on national and local television networks within seven days of the exposť on the Sunday programme.
MINISTER QUESTIONED
Green MP Sue Kedgley continues to pressure the Minister of Agriculture during question time in Parliament over the issue of pig welfare.
PIGS OUT IN FORCE!
Since the Sunday expose of pig cruelty in New Zealand pig campaigners throughout the country have staged protests, actions, political rallies and public meetings, and have even cycled across the Auckland harbour bridge in pig costumes to keep the issue within the public arena. Some were so amazed at the media and public response to the Mike King exposť that they agreed to wear pig costumes for the entire week!
 
 
cruelty free giveaways
KIDS’ RECIPE BOOKS
It seems that now, more than ever, we are looking at our food and questioning where it comes from. Turn Over a New Leaf is an exciting new book range aimed at both children and parents interested in alternatives to pre-packaged and fast food. These books are jam-packed full of healthy recipes and healthy eating activities. SAFE is giving away two books from this series valued at $70. Email us your name and address to go into the draw. ENTER NOW!
Congratulations to Rawinia Takurua, winner of our LovePigs prize pack.
 
 
 
fancy new shop arrivals
BABY & TODDLER TEES
Even the little ones can now show off their love for their favourite farm animals with SAFE’s popular I Love baby and toddler range. In cute sky blue and sunshine yellow these shirts are sure to make an impression and leave you smiling.
9 JUNE 2009 #7
 
 
LOVEPIGS SITE A HIT!
The number of hits to the LovePigs website went from 30,000 per month to 300,000 last month, thanks to all the media exposure.
 
ZOO SUBMISSION
SAFE presented a comprehensive 12-page submission to the Auckland City Council in opposition to Auckland Zoo seeking to import elephants from Europe.
 
DIM-WITTED DINOSAUR!
SAFE was so appalled by comments by the head of the agriculture minister’s animal welfare advisory body that they issued a release calling him a “dim-witted dinosaur”!
 
wild and watchable!
 
Julia Stephenson was born filthy rich. Her family’s wealth came from the meat trade. Meet with the princess turned protester.
 
Researchers tickled babies and six different kinds of apes, quantified their giggles, and found that the patterns fit a classic evolutionary tree.
 
staff picks and gems!
 
SEAL BAN
The EU now joins the USA, Mexico, Croatia, Belgium and the Netherlands to ban the import and trade of seal products.
 
ETHICAL EATING
TRULY friendly food is hard to find. On the surface, there is plenty that looks like the kind of thing you could eat with a clear conscience, but look deeper and few morsels are as simple or satisfying as they seem.
 
STUDENT SUPPORT
People often ask SAFE for suggestions on ways they can support campaigns to help animals. If you’re a student at school or university it may be easier than you think!