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
It was no surprise when the the NZ Media Council didn’t find in favour of my complaint about Ryan Bridge’s inflammatory opinion piece against Vegans, titled Kiwi Vegan Loonies are Treasonous. Bridge is intent on making a name for himself via the shock jock route. But why should he have all the fun? Here is … Continue reading Lock Up the Carnist Loonies: by The Vegan Shock Jock
Thought I might get into the fray about the incremental approach to animal exploitation, versus the abolitional/direct action approach. I know there’s a high chance that nothing good will come of this, but it’s a bit like how we compulsively push at a sore tooth with our tongues. Storm and swarm, and bomb and blast … Continue reading The Yin and Yang of Animal Rights Activism