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.

Is Ryan Bridge guilty of borderline stochastic terrorism against Vegans?

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?

Veganism is the Hero/ine we Need to Smash Climate Breakdown

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