The moral dilemma of vegan poo

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 live for the day when this becomes a problem.”

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.”

Rodeos are a Boil on the Backside of the Country

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

Lock Up the Carnist Loonies: by The Vegan Shock Jock

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

The Yin and Yang of Animal Rights Activism

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

The Sham of Comparing Plant-meat Burgers with Animal-meat Burgers.

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.