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SAFE
Dec 11, 2018

Death comes to us all, and the most we can hope for (to quote Kenny Rogers) is to die in our sleep. I’d like to think that we can raise our expectations a little higher than that. Personally, I would like to have a life worth living and dying for.

But we don’t all get that chance...

SAFE
Dec 06, 2018

We are a huge step closer to seeing a world where hens don’t suffer in cages.

After years of dodging the subject, Marriott International has finally released a public statement announcing a new policy to phase out cage eggs in all their hotels globally.

Within 48 hours of the cam...

SAFE
Nov 21, 2018

Christmas in New Zealand is unique. Think soaking up the sun in the backyard or heading to the beach with family and friends. A Kiwi Christmas is about spending time with people you love while sharing laughs and making memories. All while enjoying delicious food!

Although Christm...

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SAFE
Nov 02, 2018

As per our previous notice, I invite you to attend the 2018 SAFE Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Saturday 24 November at 3PM, PSA House, Level 6 (there is a lift available), 11 Aurora Terrace, Wellington. There will be light refreshments from local bakery, Sweet Rel...

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SAFE
Oct 27, 2018

The "PigCare" system purports to be "New Zealand’s only independently verified animal welfare programme" and products carrying the label claim to have high welfare standards.

But SAFE’s Head of Campaigns, Marianne Macdonald, is calling bull on the claims.

“Farms only need ...

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SAFE
Oct 26, 2018

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 su...

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SAFE
Oct 23, 2018

SAFE is calling on two councils to think about the wellbeing of millions of birds, as well as the negative impacts on local people through increased traffic and pollution, when they hear a consent application for a huge chicken farm in Waikato.

Matamata Poultry Limited wants to b...

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SAFE
Oct 16, 2018

SAFE is furious at the “toothless tweaks” put forward in new recommendations for rodeo.

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 developm...

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SAFE
Oct 11, 2018

SAFE congratulates Kiwi snack giant, Cookie Time, for embracing the international cage-free egg trend.

After being encouraged by SAFE, the cookie company has released policy for all their brands to phase out cage eggs.

“[Cookie Time] is committed to switching to 100 per cent cage...

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SAFE
Oct 10, 2018

On behalf of the SAFE Board, I would like to apologise for the change in date of the SAFE AGM. Please disregard your earlier invitation. I would now like to formally invite you to the 2018 Annual General Meeting which will take place on Saturday 24 November in Wellington.

The...

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SAFE
Oct 08, 2018

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...

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SAFE
Oct 08, 2018

SAFE is applauding manufacturers Delmaine Fine Foods and George Weston Foods for joining the international cage-free egg movement.

After hearing from SAFE, both food giants have developed domestic policies in line with this growing trend.

Delmaine is one of the most prominent fre...