Well-known people choosing not to be vegetarian

July 10th, 2013

Australian newspapers regularly print anti-meat eating opinions.  Unfortunately, almost all of it is situated amongst what is supposed to be objective news reporting. The Weekend Australian Magazine has been a front runner.  A classic comment from the fashion editor a few years ago, was a pronouncement on a handbag double-page spread, to not buy leather handbags as […]

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Coles and Animals Australia

June 15th, 2013

The following anonymous article appeared in the magazine that came with our local (News Ltd) newspaper today. As there is no byline; the source is dubious. In fact, I’d put money on this being an Animals Australia media release (either issued by them formally or written and sent out by a member, to increase chance of […]

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Real charities and the questionable organisations who appear to do little hands-on good

June 13th, 2013

Australia has many organisations, religious and otherwise, doing fabulous community work that could not be funded by governments. For example; Blue Care & Frontier Services (Uniting Church); St Vincent de Paul (associated with the Catholic Church, but not funded by it), Masonic Care Queensland (Freemasons). Etcetera. Quite rightly, these organisations have been granted Charitable Status, so […]

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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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