I like to think I’m not at all interested in the Royal family because we Australians are not known for our deference to royalty or to people with titles and … Continue reading Royalty
A soulless multinational company develops a giant pig which poops less and eats less than regular pigs while providing a greater volume of meat. The company sends a number of … Continue reading Okja – Film Review
Theresa May plans to lift the ban on ivory trading. Why would anyone want to do that? The reason is because people who sell antiques are required to prove that any … Continue reading “Does that elephant need its face more than some guy in Asia needs a tusk on his desk?”
Some people think that those who advocate for animal rights care more about non-human animals than human animals. That’s not true at all. The ethicist, Peter Singer, who wrote Animal Liberation back … Continue reading Do animal rights activists care more for animals than humans?
For any woman having an abortion is a serious decision that she will only do if she has something quite important at stake. Whereas people who are prepared to go … Continue reading The inconsistency of eating meat while objecting to abortion
We’re all addicted to the new 80s-themed Peta computer game to which The Smiths have lent their 1980s song, Meat is Murder. It’s quite retro with 8-bit audio and pixelated … Continue reading This Beautiful Creature Must die
A little while ago I wrote about the litigation in progress to try to free two chimpanzees being held captive for experimentation in a University laboratory. Lawyers for the chimps … Continue reading An update on the nonhuman rights project
Earlier this week hosts of a Danish radio station killed a bunny rabbit on air and then later cooked and ate it. It generated a huge backlash for the station including … Continue reading Absurd hypocrisy on the dinner table
Whenever I find myself debating right and wrong, I wonder what Peter Singer would say. He’s the most rational thinker on the planet, in my opinion, and so I will sometimes … Continue reading The Life You Can Save
Some people have expressed concern to me that I’m punishing my kids by banning sweets. But the thing is, when I say I’m banning something, it does not mean I’ve … Continue reading All or nothing?
A little while ago I mentioned that Daniel and Elizabeth are sponsoring two roosters at an animal sanctuary, Arborfield Sanctuary, north of Auckland. Yesterday we visited the sanctuary and gave … Continue reading The lucky boys
Just before midnight tonight, 6 years ago, Daniel was born. Happy birthday, Daniel! He got to open his presents from us this morning. I crocheted him a solar system. It’s … Continue reading Happy birthday, Daniel!
I feel sad today. A photo I saw this morning is to blame. It’s the widely publicized photo of a wretched monkey, restrained and sent into space in a rocket … Continue reading Monkey in a rocket