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
I just know that the meat industry has a hand in it, when a dietician finishes her article on plant-based meat burgers, by comparing them to burgers made with “lean ground beef” (interesting how animals are delicately given a different name when referring to them as food). To be fair, I couldn’t find a direct … Continue reading The Sham of Comparing Plant-meat Burgers with Animal-meat Burgers.
I’m feeling discombobulated. Out of sorts. At sixes and sevens. I don’t know where I fit in the world anymore. A few days ago I did, but now I’m not so sure. I withdraw from social media (well, most of it) and immerse myself in light reading and even lighter Netflix. I don’t know what … Continue reading Carnist Disconnect Disorder
Who hasn’t yet read, bickered about, or been pissed off about Ryan Bridge’s opinion piece in Newshub, titled “Kiwi vegan loonies are treasonous”? There wasn’t much new to read there, apart from the words “treasonous” and “traitors” being used in conjunction with Vegans for the first time by New Zealand media (that I can think … Continue reading Is Ryan Bridge guilty of borderline stochastic terrorism against Vegans?