Meat that isn’t real (artificial, fake, faux, mock, pretend)

October 10th, 2014

You know vegans who tell the rest of us not to eat meat, because methane from cows is causing polar icecaps to melt and bovines are water hogs as they’re drinking but not excreting? And how healthy, wholesome and nutritious a meat-free diet is? And how tasty a vegan or vegetarian diet is? Guess what […]

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Objective journalism and the ABC

December 29th, 2013

You can give identical film footage, photographs or facts to two different film producers or print editors/journalists and end up with two entirely different stories.  Judicious editing, with specific sounds or music added, can produce polar opposite outcomes (both well away from the truth, if desired). Australian taxpayers fund the ABC so we have a […]

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Animal Rights Extremist propaganda

November 23rd, 2013

It’s depressing enough seeing “celebrity” cooks (eg Maggie Beer, Curtis Stone), musicians (eg Missy Higgins) and sports people (eg Pat Cash) jumping onto fashionable bandwagons without having the wisdom to check whether they’re being told the truth, and seeking information direct from people at the coal face.  Which can now be done easily, within minutes, […]

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RSPCA’s Lynne Bradshaw, at the LiveExchange Conference in Townsville

November 3rd, 2013

Here’s another reason why all farmers should be on social media (see previous blog post). To actively counter misinformation, and share quotes. Lynne Bradshaw, National President of the RSPCA, spoke at the LiveExchange conference in Townsville last Friday.  The talk was in the form of an interview by Landline presenter, Pip Courtney. These are some […]

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Australian National Park Management and Conservation

October 28th, 2013

Apparently the Queensland LNP are continuing property purchase talks with the owners of 3 cattle stations in far South-West Queensland, for yet more millions. Several questions are immediately obvious: Where is the money coming from to purchase these cattle stations.  Some of it wouldn’t be from taxes paid by remaining cattle station owners, by any […]

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The truth about Australian animal welfare

June 5th, 2013

There’s a few questions arising from the Weekly Times article re the withdrawal of Animal’s Australia’s ‘Make it possible’ fundraising bags from Coles supermarkets: What does Animals Australia’s Lyn White mean by her threat ‘we’re about to push hard on the accelerator’. More illegally installed surveillance cameras, like the one found at the piggery near Young (NSW), followed […]

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Alastair Lucas & Nicolle Flint’s letters in the Melbourne Age Newspaper

May 17th, 2013

Bush-bashing via media appears to be becoming a national sport. The latest is a letter in the Age Newspaper by Alastair Lucas AM.  He criticises Nicolle Flint’s recent letter regarding the particular section of ABC television which increasingly looks like an unquestioning mouthpiece for animal rights extremists.  They are not presenting the full facts regarding […]

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Starving cattle to graze in Queensland National Parks

May 16th, 2013

Predictably, conservationists are jumping up and down about the prospect of certain (starving) cattle being allowed to graze in some of Queensland’s National Parks. Quite a few of the parks being considered would already have (feral) cattle in them, and all would have been cattle stations at one time.  They were made National Parks due […]

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NAPCo – North Australia Pastoral Co – shares for sale

May 13th, 2013

The North Australia Pastoral Co (NAPCo) is one of Australia’s oldest large pastoral companies; having been established in the 1870s. Renowned for conservative, steady management (the most likely style to make a healthy profit, long-term); the ownership of NAPCo has always been kept as secret as possible; with long-term shareholders living unassuming lives out of […]

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Rockhampton’s Beef Week

April 29th, 2013

Rockhampton’s Beef Week is next scheduled for 4-9 May 2015.  Today someone asked me why I attend.  Good question! It is the biggest Australian event of it’s kind and has a special buzz about it; helped by the fact that it’s only held every 3 years, thus efficiently concentrating attendance and the money involved. Here’s […]

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