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SAFE (Save Animals From Exploitation) is New Zealand’s leading animal advocacy organisation. Founded in 1932, SAFE aims to make significant improvements to the lives of animals by raising awareness, challenging cruel practices and changing attitudes.

Started 2 petitions

Petitioning House of Representatives; Hon Meka Whaitiri, Associate Minister of Agriculture

End Pig Cruelty in New Zealand

Right now, thousands of mother pigs in New Zealand are being kept in 'farrowing crates'. A farrowing crate is a metal cage used in factory farming to confine a female breeding pig (sow) just prior to, and after she has given birth to her piglets. These crates are so small, she cannot even turn around. Most sows in New Zealand are kept in farrowing crates for four to five weeks at a time, two to three times a year. The life of a sow kept in a farrowing crate is deeply traumatic. The crates do not provide for the behavioural welfare of sows when giving birth and nursing their piglets. A mother pig can only stand up and lie down in a farrowing crate. With no straw for bedding, she scrapes her nose over the cold, bare floor in an attempt to build a nest for her piglets. Her inability to properly mother her piglets only adds further to her frustration. Her piglets are taken away at just a few weeks of age. The grieving sow is impregnated again almost immediately, and kept in a small pen, to be returned to the crate five days before giving birth. Here the cycle of abuse begins again. Banning farrowing crates will help end this mistreatment of pigs. You can help achieve this goal by signing the petition.

47,086 supporters
Petitioning General Mills

Stop Supporting Farms that Cage Hens

The majority of consumers agree: caging egg-laying hens for their entire lives is just plain wrong. That’s why companies like Grupo Bimbo, Unilever, Barilla, Sodexo, ALDI, and many others have all made a global commitment to end their support of cruel cage farms. But General Mills refuses to end its support of farms that confine hens in tiny, filthy cages. These cages are so packed with birds that the hens can’t do anything that is natural or important to them. Not only food manufacturers but top grocery chains and hospitality companies are phasing out cages from their global supply chains. Even some of the top egg producers in the world have stated they are moving away from cages and that cage-free is the future. General Mills, itself, has pledged to eliminate this cruel practice in the US and Canada but refuses to do so within its global supply chain. Please sign this petition to tell General Mills that you won’t be purchasing any of their products as long as they support these cages.

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