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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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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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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The rise & rise of Australian food snobbery

February 7th, 2014

In relation to the SPC cannery, someone recently tweeted, in summary: Canned food is old-fashioned SPC needs to modernise (and produce more relevant products, which people will want to buy) The only people who buy tinned food are the ‘price sensitive’.  (The implication being, tinned food buyers are either peasants or bogans, or both.) Unsurprisingly, […]

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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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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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