Category Environment

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 […]

Yeah, but what about the Inuits?

I think nearly every vegan out there has come up against some sort of argument against their lifestyle choice.  From being questioned about where you get your protein, to being berated for flouting tradition, there’s always someone who wants to try and persuade you that what you’re doing (or not doing) is somehow wrong.  The […]

Plastic, plastic, everywhere

It’s impossible to get away from it – plastic is absolutely everywhere.  Plastic bags, plastic bottles, plastic take-away containers, plastic packaging, even plastic wrapped vegetables.  Plastic has infiltrated society.  It’s also infiltrated our oceans.  There’s an estimated 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris floating around in the sea, with this number only expected to rise.  […]

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 […]

News from the Vegepod – Spring 2016

Mystery plants, garden pests, and general thoughts from the gardeners without a garden. The vegepod update, Spring 2016.

Ethical Tourism

Being vegan is about more than just what you choose to eat.  It’s a lifestyle choice that is reflected in the decisions you make on a daily basis.  It’s what you wear.  It’s what you use.  It’s what you participate in. A recent trip to India got me thinking about the way animals are used […]

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!

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 […]

Bin the Butt

Every morning on the way to work I walk the smokers’ gauntlet – or perhaps more correctly, a gauntlet of smokers.  I don’t have anything against smokers, but I do take issue with the hundreds of cigarette butts that litter the ground. Around 7 billion cigarette butts are littered each year, making them the most […]