I’m furious. I’ve been furious for the last couple of days. Ever since the ship carrying nearly six thousand cows from New Zealand, to a destination thousands of kilometres away, capsized at sea. Furious about six thousand living beings drowning whilst trapped in pens inside the ship, with no hope of escape. I know I … Continue reading Six thousand souls lost at sea.
There were mixed reactions when this photo and headline, which first appeared in an anti-Vegan Facebook group as a hoax, was re-posted on a personal Facebook page. For me, I laughed my head off! After all, if statues of human abusers are deemed offensive, then statues honouring animal abuse are equally offensive. This pretend-threat by … Continue reading Should we pull down Gore’s trout statue?
It’s not rocket science to understand that if we humans are going to survive as a species, we have to change how we do things. For Vegans, this is basic knowledge. Many non-Vegans also know that we need to change how we do things, but draw the line at changing how and what they eat. … Continue reading Is the NON-Vegan brain due for obsolescence?
I know violence isn’t good. In fact, I hate gratuitous violence. A boxing match, for example, repulses me. Even worse, it bores me. Yet, sometimes I feel like taking up a length of 4x2 wood (don’t know what that is in metrics) and ‘educating’ non-vegans with it. I know that’s un-PC, and un-everything that … Continue reading “I want things to change (but not if I have to change)”
Nine years ago, animal rights activist, Carl Scott, did his own voluntary lockdown for a month. Or rather, he locked himself up for a month. No, he wasn’t concerned about the possibility of an illness brought on by terrible human practises towards animals. His concern was about the terrible human practises themselves towards animals. Specifically, … Continue reading Man in a Cage – living in lockup for a month for the animals.
What’s the furthest you’ve travelled for a burger? Before last weekend, I probably couldn’t tell you my personal best. Now, though, I can say with a mixture of pride and self-razzing, that I have clocked up a personal best of nearly 600kms for the round trip. Yep, travelling this far for a burger was all … Continue reading Chasing the vegan burger
In the grand scheme of heaven and earth and all things in-between, Vegans don't get a whole lot of love - except from other Vegans. Shocking, I know! Rocking the boat of conventional behaviour and habits is scary, and Vegans get a good ol’ growling at for it, more than they get cheered on. Somehow, … Continue reading Q: how can the vegan juggernaut be stopped? A: it can’t.
The headline read: “The Moral Dilemma Facing Vegans”. What moral dilemma would that be, I wondered? I have no moral dilemma about being a Vegan, and no other Vegan I know does, either. However, it appears that ex-professor of agribusiness, Dr Jacqueline Rowarth, and Dr Graeme Coles, a nutrition scientist who leans heavily on the … Continue reading The moral dilemma of vegan poo
I got into an online debate yesterday about rodeo. Smack my hand! I tell myself NOT to do this, because the people arguing for rodeo live on an entirely different planet to me, to put it nicely. Nothing I say will encourage them to change their minds. I know – hard to believe, isn’t it? … Continue reading “I live for the day when this becomes a problem.”
Black-clothed protesters with signs line the road leading to the rodeo entrance at Mandeville, just outside of Christchurch. We wear black to show solidarity with the animals about the darkness of this event. Some call it ‘sport’ but rodeo is everything that sport is not. Each year, the numbers protesting this cruelty increase. More and … Continue reading Rodeos are a Boil on the Backside of the Country