Category Activism

I’m not an extremist

Vegans are labelled as extremists because our values differ to what society tells us is normal. Ipso facto we’re not normal, which in turn makes us extreme. Not only do we shun traditional norms, we also want to force these values on others, and lure them to the dark and devious world of vegans where seitan rules all. We’re definitely not to be trusted.

Fling Facts, Not Poo

One of the most disheartening things I can do as a vegan is scroll through anti-vegan comments on a post or article.  There’s so much anger, so many stupid jokes, so much misinformation.  I often find myself baffled at how flippant people can be when it comes to killing animals. I see these people as […]

Won’t someone please think of the children

Justice for Captives made local and international news yesterday with their protest at Sea World in the Gold Coast.  It’s fantastic to see this kind of activism, and I have a lot of respect for the people who put themselves out there and stand up for the voiceless. The action gained a lot of coverage, and […]

What’s the Difference?

There’s been outrage across the world over the revelation that an amusement park in Japan froze thousands of fish and other sea creatures under its ice rink.  The idea was to create the illusion that the fish were swimming underneath the ice, but this grim attraction prompted an immediate backlash from the public with people […]

There’s No Such Thing as Ethically Sourced Meat

Ethically sourced meat is an oxymoron. There is nothing ethical about killing something that doesn’t want to die. There is nothing ethical about killing something simply because you like the taste of meat. We do not need meat to survive. We do not need meat to be healthy. Ethically sourced meat is a myth. It doesn’t exist. Because there is nothing ethical about eating another living creature simply to satisfy your own taste buds.

Japan Dolphins Day

Every year in Taiji, Japan, migrating dolphins are herded into a cove. The best looking ones are captured to be sold to aquariums and dolphin shows. The rest are brutally slaughtered. This barbaric practice needs to end now!

March for the Murdered Millions

I’ve just returned from the March for the Murdered Millions – a tribute to all the greyhounds who lost their lives in a cruel industry, and a show of support for Mike Baird’s plan to legislate an end to greyhound racing in NSW. After a special commission of inquiry proved the cruelty inherent in the greyhound […]

Killing With Vegneance

There have been some sad stories in the news recently about human lives being lost to animal attacks.  A young surfer in Western Australia died after being bitten by a shark, and shortly thereafter a diver was killed after being mauled by what was thought to be a Great White.  Even more recently, a toddler […]

People avoiding dairy hits worrying levels – but who’s really worried?

There’s an article doing the rounds at the moment claiming that the number of people avoiding dairy has hit “worrying levels.”  Worrying levels for whom?  I’m not worried, I’m pretty sure the cows aren’t worried – my bet would be it’s the dairy industry that’s worried. The frustrating thing about this article is that it […]

Protests and Counter-protests

It seems to me that for every protest, there is a counter-protest.  And I suppose that makes sense because if there’s a need to protest then it means you’re standing up against a group or regime that have ideas strongly different from your own.  And when two groups have strongly different ideas then there is […]