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SAFE appeal

Postby xsfat » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:15 am

I just had a call from SAFE about the upcoming street appeal, more collectors are needed, details below

SUPPORT SAFE's 2007 APPEAL AGAINST CRUELTY
Friday - Saturday 21-22 December 2007


If you are in the following areas, consider taking some time out to lend a hand

North Island:

Kaitaia, Kaikohe, Kerikeri, Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, Matamata/Tirau, Tokoroa, Raglan, Rotorua, Gisborne, Tauranga, New Plymouth, Napier, Hastings, Dannevirke, Wanganui, Palmerston North, Levin, Feilding, Kapiti Coast, Lower/Upper Hutt and Wellington.

South Island:

Nelson, Richmond, Motueka, Takaka, Blenheim, Greymouth, Hokitika, Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Dunedin, Cromwell, Queenstown and Invercargill.

http://www.safe.org.nz/Street-Appeal/

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Postby VSS » Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:41 pm

When is SAFE actually going to start Saving Animals From Exploitation? Or are they just too tied up collecting cash?

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Postby BOOT GIRL » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:30 pm

im more into grassroots and get a bit sceptical that some big organised groups are more concerned with paying themselves a wage,and that really is wrong,but dont SAFE do a good job of raising awareness and doing investigations ,i think their better than they used to be

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Postby /// » Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:34 pm

I think that SAFE do a relatively good job of raising awareness and such other things like that. I do think their magazines they sent out to SAFE members were rather wasteful, but as far as I know, they're phasing that out and replacing it with an online magazine sometime soon, so hopefully they can use the money they save on printing costs etc more wisely.

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Postby David xvx Ludd » Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:54 pm

Ventoux wrote:When is SAFE actually going to start Saving Animals From Exploitation? Or are they just too tied up collecting cash?


I think you've probably never met any of SAFE's employees or volunteers, and are just trying to stir shit on the internet.

Wahwah. Rubbish people who're actually doing things.

They're good people, and - from my experience - volunteering for their appeal or other events is mostly entertaining. Definitely worth the time.
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Postby VSS » Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:03 pm

I used to be a member years ago and volunteered a number of times around 1999-2001. I just think that for the amount of fundraising they do they should be able to focus their energy a bit more actively rather than just sticking to campaigns that will have big media appeal.
Certain grass roots ar groups in NZ have done a hell of a lot more when you compare with the size of their purse.
Comparing SAFE with other national or state sized groups such as ALV (animal lib Victoria) they are very passive in their way of approaching or actually doing things.

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Postby David xvx Ludd » Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:59 pm

They're definitely a moderate/reformist/new-welfarist type of organisation, but do a huge amount in persuading new people to be concerned for animals. I even saw someone random at my work (corporate law firm) reading their website the other day.

What do you want them to do? Currently, they try to use the media and other avenues to bring issues to public attention, and to lobby parliament, often with some - albeit limited - effect.

They provide a lot of resources cheap or free for new vegetarians/vegans, and thus make the transition much easier for many.

Were they to support direct action (for example) in public (not just, as most of their core members do, in private), then they would lose their capacity to lobby for legislative change.

I'm never going to criticise AAA or any other grass-roots organisation, but I don't like seeing people rubbishing SAFE or other activist organisations on the 'net.
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