Okja Film Review: The super-pig film with the super-big message

After watching the trailer for the highly anticipated film about a young Korean girl, Mija and her rotund super-pig Okja, I was super excited to watch what I essentially thought would be a fable of love. I was suckered in at the start by the incredible CGI, the originality and sweetness of the film until…

31 ways to stop factory farming

In terms of cruelty and the sheer number of animals involved, factory farming is the number one animal welfare issue in New Zealand. Animals in intensive farming systems suffer every day of their lives – over 100 million of them per year. It continues because we are kept in the dark: we don’t see what’s…

Pig Factory-Farming Cruelty in New Zealand: four years on

It’s been four years since SAFE’s campaign against the factory farming of pigs led to the Pork Board’s own spokesperson, comedian Mike King, very publicly turning his back on promoting pork products. The campaign was a major triumph resulting in a ban on sow stalls. Real change was achieved, but with new footage of appalling…