Obama, the Animals and the Future - November 5, 2008 - Uncategorized

This post is a hopeful look at changes in the way animals are treated in America. But first… Congratuations Planet Earth The worst is now behind us. Obama’s election in America is a concrete manifestation of our optimism for the future. The American people are ready for change, and have shown, beyond expectations, how much […]

Watch Peaceable Kingdom - August 27, 2008 - Uncategorized

This is a fantastic film documenting the kind hearts of a few people who face up to factory farming, and rescue downed cows, trashed chicks, featherless chickens, and restore them to health at their farm sanctuary. A must watch for every human. Thanks ‘Tribe of Heart Productions’ for this great documentary. [googlevideo=http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7958844805155172174&ei=CYS1SKmVFZSerAPPqJG8DA&q=peaceable+kingdom]

Dr. Saddler’s Misconceptions About Beef and Our Environment - July 30, 2008 - Uncategorized

Something I just sent off… maybe interesting to Whirled Peas readers… maybe not. To the Editor: I refer to Tuesday’s article about Dr. Hugh Saddler, who advised the government not to include agricultural emissions in a trading scheme. Although not including agriculture in an emissions trading scheme would be a disaster for our future, Dr. […]

Garnaut and the Farmers - July 9, 2008 - Uncategorized

I’ve been waiting pensively for this article to appear. Basically the farmers agribusiness has realized three things the devastating impact of their trade on the environment and global climate the cost that will bring under comprehensive emissions trading (if the government takes a stance for the future, we shall see) they can use ‘national interest’ […]

Australia’s Emissions Trading Scheme and Animal Agriculture - June 21, 2008 - Uncategorized

For WP intergalactic readers, the emissions trading scheme (EMT) is basically an attempt to bring the economy in line with environmental imperatives; to set real prices that include the environment in the ‘bottom line’ of businesses; and to make sure that the market helps achieve a quick transition to a sustainable economy.

Senator Andrew Bartlett on Diet and Cliamte - March 31, 2008 - Uncategorized

But if everyone just went without meat and dairy products for a day – or ideally pledged to halve their overall ongoing consumption, it would have a much larger and more immediate impact than turning off more of our lights more often. Changing to a more greenhouse friendly diet is one of the easiest things […]

Australian Law Reform Commission devotes biannual journal to Animals! - March 4, 2008 - Uncategorized

This report from Voiceless, Australia’s priceless fund for Animals: Voiceless applauds the Australian Law Reform Commission for devoting the current edition of its twice yearly publication, Reform, to the subject of Animal Law. … Animal Law in Australia is a cutting edge discipline which is rapidly emerging as an area for academic scholarship in the […]

Famous Vegetarians - February 14, 2008 - Uncategorized

Focusing on the soulful founders of western civilization, musicians and actors that we all know and love, this video will reveal a number of your favorites as vegetarians! PS- visit this site to have a read, and if you can cut back on your meat intake – or eliminate – sign the petition! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UIhtKIxGZI] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAaFhKuMRgw]

Steven White on Animal Law for All - January 18, 2008 - Uncategorized

I just made a comment on Steven White’s article on the growing momentum for animal law reform. It’s a movement sorely needed in our world where the unsanctionalble exploitation of animals occurs out of the public eye but on a scale unimaginable to most. Increasingly, lawyers are striving to increase knowledge of animal welfare law, […]