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 […]

Mark Bittman: “less meat, less junk, more plants” - - 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 […]

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, […]

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 […]