Arson or Climate Change? - February 9, 2009 - Uncategorized

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has branded the arsonists as “mass murderers”. The Australian There is another explanation, perhaps even more unpleasant than the prospect of murder. We can always catch a killer, but catching climate change might mean we have to change our way of life. The United Nations has published that 9 out of […]

The Gruesome Truth about Australian Abattoirs - January 28, 2009 - Uncategorized

Of course, Abattoirs is a fancy french word, used to hide the reality of a place where living beings are slaughtered. I wonder if the French call them “slaughterhouses” for the same reason… or do they use a german word or something. Well… enough of that.

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: […]

Skippy Sausages? - October 1, 2008 - Uncategorized

No this is definately not one for Veggie Kitchen. The Australian today is running a poll. Will you BBQ Skippy to help arrest climate change? Here’s the result so far… Unfortunately there should be another choice, better for our country in myriad ways. Vegetarinism is linked to far less heart disease, cancer (especially breast, prostate […]

Love Earth Gathering - September 26, 2008 - Uncategorized

This is a national event in Australia, the first of its kind I do believe. From the Love Earth Gathering website: Why Love Earth? Love Earth – because love is a verb. Love is something we must do. Love requires selflessness. And only a selfless society can adopt the changes needed to abate climate change. […]

Professor Barry Brook on Livestock – and a whole bunch of comments. - August 14, 2008 - Uncategorized

Another scientist speaks out for climate, noting the massive contribution of livestock to global warming. Australia’s most powerful climate-forcing agent – it’s not coal « BraveNewClimate.com. Professor Barry Brook holds the Foundation Sir Hubert Wilkins Chair of Climate Change and is Director of the Research Institute for Climate Change and Sustainability at the University of […]

We Can’t Eat Timber? - July 29, 2008 - Uncategorized

It’s rare that I would pick up the pen to write something political nowadays (I learned my lesson in 2006), but I’ve been struck by a monumental deception on behalf of the Northern Territory meat industry. This article from ABC.net.au covers the situation, but basically, the government has imposed a moratorium on tree clearing in […]

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:

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.

An Open Letter: buy back the grain! - June 16, 2008 - Uncategorized

Dear Australians In the near future we may be called on to step up to a challenge – and we should answer well and quickly when that time comes. Australia is forecast to produce around 20% of the world’s grain in 2008. Usually we would feed 60% or so of that grain to animals, and […]

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 […]

Australia has 10% less forest than thought - May 25, 2008 - Uncategorized

From Radio National It seems we have about 15 million hectares less forested area in Australia than we thought. That’s 10 per cent less than when we last measured five years ago. To put that figure in perspective, it is more than twice the total area of Tasmania (6.8 million hectares). But apparently it hasn’t […]

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 […]

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, […]