Change.org Ideas… Final Round - January 5, 2009 - Uncategorized

So the “go vegan as a family” idea didn’t make it through, it finished in 6th place for Agricultural policy, but needed 3rd or above :( … but these two did and deserve your vote:

Voiceless Releases Report on Australian Factory Chickens - November 26, 2008 - Uncategorized

Thank you guys… your dedication and soul are evident in the finished product. I know you live on planet earth and thus it is difficult to do anything really worthwhile…. but I want to congratulate you on getting it done regardless. God bless and continue. Spread it among your human friends and family. Media Release: […]

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 […]

Obama the Vegetarian Choice - September 19, 2008 - Uncategorized

Obama’s progressive stance apparently translates into moves towards human health and animal wefare, in the form of less subsidy for the meat industry and greater availablity of healther food for schools. UPDATE: In contrast, Republican Vice president candidate Sarah Palin is a hunter, displaying a shocking disrespect for life which might translate into a continuation […]

Earthlings - July 23, 2008 - Uncategorized

A powerful film documenting the relationship between humans their earthly co-inhabitants. Narrated by Joaquin Phoenix.

Pamela Protests and I Comment - July 11, 2008 - Uncategorized

I’m not sure if they’re going to publish my comment, so I’ll publish it myself. The original story regards Pamela Anderson protesting against the maltreatment of chickens by FKC suppliers. Firstly the comment I’m replying to:

Veggie KFC! - June 2, 2008 - Uncategorized

This is the best news I’ve heard in a while…. from Jack’s blog at PETA… But I haven’t even gotten to the best news yet. That vegan fried-chicken meal that I ate with the KFC Canada head honcho in December might not be his last. Per our agreement, KFC Canada will now be adding a […]

Rock: “Animal Sentience” by alextababa - May 28, 2008 - Uncategorized

OK – I wrote and produced this track about a year ago in an all night session on the front deck – with a guitar and a laptop. For a loud song – it’s funny that the whole house was sleeping and no one knew I was making rock! MP3 This song expresses my angst […]

Mark Bittman: “less meat, less junk, more plants” - May 25, 2008 - Uncategorized

From the influential food critic of the New York Times, the call for Americans to reduce their meat consumption by 50%, and to end industrial animal agriculture, should pack more punch. I hope so, anyway. The truth is out there: vegetarianism is healthy, environmentally friendly, affordable and smart. That Mark is not a vegetarian only […]

Senator Andrew Bartlett on Veg*nism for the Environment - May 6, 2008 - Uncategorized

Video Here! In the face of the country’s worst drought in a century, the government is preparing measures to address water scarcity and expected severe weather. Senator Bartlett: Even before climate change became a big issue, we had big issues here in Queensland in Australia about land clearing for example and the impact that had […]

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, […]

Chimpanzees experts with herbal healing! - December 21, 2007 - Uncategorized

“What is surprising to me is that these chimps have no chemist, no lab… They simply move in and collect plants and eventually find themselves getting cured,” the 27-year-old marvelled. “It’s a proof that they are very close to us.”Around 100 different kinds of plants have already been sampled in Kibale since the start of […]

Compassion for life and environment is constitutional in India! - December 20, 2007 - Uncategorized

I am particularly impressed with the vow to not engage in modern scientific (cruel and environmentally devastating) agriculture. Article 48 states: “The State shall endeavor or organize agriculture and animal husbandry on modern and scientific lines and shall, in particular, take steps for preserving and improving the breeds, and prohibiting the slaughter of cows and […]

Why vegetarian? It’s really about humanity. - October 3, 2007 - Uncategorized

It’s not only about health, land use efficiency, environmental health, or even animal welfare and rights. It’s about us, we people, developing sensitivity to life, a.k.a.: love. Increasingly, we notice the suffering of others, human or animal. When we distinguish a between the compassion for humans and animals, we use a mental abstraction: concepts to […]

Sign the WSPCA Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare! - October 1, 2007 - Uncategorized

The World Society for the Protection of Animals needs our help in reaching the 10 million mark on their petition. Add your name to it and hopefully it will get to 6 billion. The petition…   http://www.wspaanimalsmatter.org/aus/?ID=R0907W304D There is an immediate need to recognise the growing consensus in popular and expert circles that animals are beings […]