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Animal rights in Aotearoa New Zealand. Animal Matters is SAFE's podcast about all things animal rights and the issues impacting animals in Aotearoa. Will Appelbe discusses the latest current affairs impacting animals, the decisions of policymakers and government, and the complexities that surround the exploitation of animals.

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Animal rights in Aotearoa New Zealand. Animal Matters is SAFE's podcast about all things animal rights and the issues impacting animals in Aotearoa. Will Appelbe discusses the latest current affairs impacting animals, the decisions of policymakers and government, and the complexities that surround the exploitation of animals.

    Kōrero with Kelly Phelps, Free As A Bird Rescue

    Kōrero with Kelly Phelps, Free As A Bird Rescue

    Kelly started Free as a Bird in 2013, and since then the non profit organisation has rescued, rehabilitated and rehome tens of thousands of hens, many of them rescued from battery and colony cages.

    • 12 min
    Greyhound racing still struggling with doping and injuries

    Greyhound racing still struggling with doping and injuries

    Last week we bought you the interview with a former Northern Eggs employee, who spoke out about the appalling treatment of hens at the colony cage farm. Today we’ll bring you the latest on that story.

    And the greyhound racing industry is still grappling with doping and dog injuries, and now they want to build a new track at Christchurch’s beloved QEII Park.

    • 7 min
    Northern Eggs colony cage cruelty

    Northern Eggs colony cage cruelty

    On this week's episode of Animal Matters, Will Appelbe speaks with a whistleblower who used to work at Northern Eggs, a colony cage farm near Whangarei. This brave informant put themselves at great personal risk to expose the cruelty that's currently occurring at the colony cage farm. This episode of Animal Matters contains graphic content that may be distressing.

    • 22 min
    The beginning of the end for greyhound racing?

    The beginning of the end for greyhound racing?

    Last week, in his capacity as Minister for Racing, Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson gave the greyhound racing industry an ultimatimum upon the release of the greyhound racing review. It was a scathing review, and today we’ll take a look at its findings and what it means for the future of greyhound racing.

    • 13 min
    Kōrero wth Luiza Schneider, VP of Investigations, Mercy for Animals

    Kōrero wth Luiza Schneider, VP of Investigations, Mercy for Animals

    This week on Animal Matters, Will Appelbe chats with Luiza Schneider, Vice President of Investigations at Mercy for Animals. Schneider is a former investigator, and now works with their brave investigations team to expose cruelty on factory farms.

    • 16 min
    The latest animal news from lockdown

    The latest animal news from lockdown

    This week on Animal Matters, Will Appelbe recaps the latest from the greyhound racing industry, as well as an animal sanctuary's desperate mission to rescue animals in Afghanistan. Also, what to do if your companion animal breaches their bubble.

    • 13 min

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