Why are some animals more equal than others?

May 22nd, 2017

I was surprised to find an animal right’s activist piece on ABC Open, called ‘Art from the cattleman’s daughter’ Author Jo Frederiks asks: ‘Animal equality: why are some more equal than others’? Excellent question! Which leads on to: – Why do animal rights activists fail to support measures to exterminate feral species (cats & foxes […]

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Care for the environment – like charity – must begin at home

February 12th, 2017

Pheasant coucals are one of Australia’s most splendid birds. They are quirky characters with disproportionally long tails, a habit of engaging in disorganised, ungainly dances in bare spaces that include roads, and a hauntingly memorable call. I heard a pheasant coucal long before I ever saw one, several decades ago, in the thick vegetation lining […]

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Meat eating is good for human health & livestock can be good for the environment

November 25th, 2016

Below are a variety of research/study sources from around the world plus some well thought out personal opinion pieces that refute misinformation portrayed as truth by those intent on eradicating all meat from the menu. Please note more references are added to this blog post as they are discovered, and sometimes links to articles may be broken, […]

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Website updates

October 24th, 2016

In case you’ve clicked on any website pages and found them blank or received an error message – please note that we are working on updates until mid November. New pages are in the throes of being added, and some old pages amalgamated or deleted. Apologies for any inconvenience. (For anyone who is unaware – […]

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Ugg boots – be careful you’re buying genuine Australian owned & manufactured

June 22nd, 2016

*Please note – the main story below was written in 2009. Some of the links may be broken but they will be left as-is because they contain the original addresses for the reference information & quotes used. Other links were updated in June 2016; as Deckers has yet again launched legal action against an Australian […]

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Quality merino wool jumpers, coats, skirts, blankets

June 19th, 2016

I wrote this blog post listing Australian wool clothing makers who are online, because surprising numbers of people end up on my website after searching for Australian Merino wool-related subjects. Many are looking for woollen garments or information. So here’s a useful shortlist of some of the better-known retailers and manufacturers, so that you can […]

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Rural Women’s Organisations – Australia and other countries

February 20th, 2016

Australia is fortunate to have a number of strong state and national rural women’s groups.  Each is unique, though perhaps these differences aren’t immediately apparent to anyone on the sidelines. Rural women’s organisations (worldwide) include at least one of the following aspects.  Some include all three: A strong emphasis on directly lobbying governments to improve […]

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Travel to rural and agricultural events – all over the world

February 16th, 2016

Twitter makes it clear how much people involved in agriculture have in common, all over the world.  Most share similar values and interests and have the same sense of humour. Websites, blogs and social media now help innovations spread in leaps and bounds.  Previously, any number of people would be simultaneously working on similar projects, […]

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“Biggest Mobs – Longest Shadows” – Brand new book

November 26th, 2015

The brand new book, “Biggest Mobs – Longest Shadows”, can now be ordered online.  Purchase a copy of “Biggest Mobs – Longest Shadows”. I’m currently buried in orders!  But if you have any queries, don’t hesitate to contact me (details on the bottom of the page).   “Biggest Mobs – Longest Shadows” is unique because […]

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Meat Free Monday supported by the South Australian Government

April 16th, 2015

Today I discovered the South Australian Government is now listed as a ‘partner’ on the “Do Something” Meat Free Monday “Foodwise” website. I’ve previously written about the Meat Free Monday campaign.  It purports to help the health of the planet and relies on the endorsement of celebrities who are too distracted or too busy to […]

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