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?
The media are clowns. Give them anything with the word ‘vegan’ in it, and they make a circus act out of it. Vegans are the one group left that they can write and talk as much shite about as they want with impunity. Slagging off anyone else in the same way would get them immediately … Continue reading Naughty Vegan goes Nuts at Sausage Sizzle. Or, does she?
It was the time of day when the bus shouldn’t have been full of school students. Yet, there they were. Most still in school uniform, two boys in tutus, girls with fighter face-paint across their cheek bones, and other students clutching ‘climate’ signs. We were all heading to the same place – Cathedral Square. Not … Continue reading At the Climate Strike
The climate is breaking down. It’s not just changing, it’s breaking down. The wheels are falling off big time, and there are no replacements to be found anywhere. When I recently heard George Monbiot refer to it as “climate breakdown” in a talk he gave even before Greta began sitting outside the Swedish parliament each … Continue reading Veganism is the Hero/ine we Need to Smash Climate Breakdown
Yep, it really was my first time. Trufax. I’ve been in this world for a while now, and vegan for around fifteen of them, but I’d never done a Cube of Truth. Done a few other protests, but I was a Cube virgin before today. I admit that I had been a bit hesitant in … Continue reading Virgin at the Cube