SAFE (New Zealand organisation)

SAFE (save animals from exploitation) is a New Zealand group of animals aside. The group’s purpose is to oppose practices perceived unnecessary animal abuse and experimentation. SAFE campaigns actively against the current intensive pig and chicken farming. SAFE is also opposed to duck hunting, exports of live animals, genetically engineering animals and vivisection on beagles and other animals.


SAFE evolved from an Auckland branch of the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection. This group was renamed save animals from experiments in 1972 and changed its name again to rescue animals from exploitation in 1987.


The organization has about two thousand members, [ citation needed ] is governed by a National Executive Committee and has about a thousand volunteers from inside and outside the organization. [ Citation needed ] There is secure offices in Christchurch and Auckland, and another fifteen offices throughout the country. As a SAFE is a charity entirely dependent on donations, most activities incorporate collections and there is a safe street appeal every year the weekend before Christmas.

SAFE is attached to the Royal New Zealand SPCA, World Animal Protection, Animal Australia, PETA, Compassion in World Farming and the Humane Society of the United States. It also belonging to the animal rescue groups such as the Open Rescue.


SAFE is also impartiality or cross-partisan. [ Questionable – discuss ] SAFE has received support from Auckland Mayor John Banks and Mike King, former politician Tim Barnett, actor Robyn Malcolm and Sue Kedgely from the Green Party. Until 2008 general election, the SAFE’s animal welfare policy in 2008 Survey rated the country’s political parties on animal welfare. SAFE campaign director Hans Kriek explained that “the Green Party was a shining light with by far the best and most comprehensive animal welfare policy any party in New Zealand.” [ Citation needed ] rating higher than 0 to 10 were also given to United Future, the Maori Party and the National Party. This could be interpreted as an endorsement of the Green Party or the National Party of Labour. [1]

Dairy industry campaigns

SAFE secretly filmed workers in the winters of 2014 and 2015 abuse bobby calves. A video showed a truck driver throws coarse calves in a truck, while another showed a slaughterhouse worker’s feet and calves beat before clubbing them to death. [2] Both workers subsequently fired, by the slaughterhouse owner furious that she was not informed of the abuse before. [2] After the airing of films on TV five members of the SAFE proteste outside Fonterra’s headquarters in Hamilton and SAFE. [2] The slaughterhouse closed after being investigated by the Ministry of Primary Industries [3] and the employee responsible for the abuse was sentenced to punishment. [4]

Shortly after the release of the video SAFE drove a supplement in The Guardian’s Saturday edition, said New Zealand dairy was “contaminated with cruelty.” The ad read: “In New Zealand millions of newborn calves are taken from their mothers, so that humans can drink the milk intended for them.” [5] The President of Federated Farmers responded saying to separate the cows from calves’ is simply the reality of dairy farming. ” [5] New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said running extension in the UK was” a form of economic sabotage. ” [5]


  1. Jump up ^ “Politics and animals.” SAFE. Pulled 06/10/2009.
  2. ^ Jump up to: abc “Down Cow employee fired”. Stuff. Pulled 03/11/2016.
  3. Jump up ^ “Bobby calf case: not guilty plea.” Stuff. Pulled 03/11/2016.
  4. Jump up ^ “detention home of Noel Erickson of cruelty Bobby calves”. New Zealand Herald. 07.28.2016. ISSN 1170-0777. Pulled 03/11/2016.
  5. ^ Jump up to: abc “Ad” on human emotions to animals ”. Stuff. Pulled 03/11/2016.