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Activism in the news and around the world

Tiny vegan footprints

A quick, to-the-point article turned up on MSN Singapore News recently about the environmental benefits of veg diets. Going veggie can slash your carbon footprint: study Giving up meat could drastically reduce your carbon footprint, with meat-eaters’ diets responsible for … Continue reading

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Psychological blind spots

People “prefer” the meat version of foods, even if… it tastes, looks, and feels exactly the darn same. “An ingenious study just published in the Journal of Consumer Research has provided a striking demonstration that taste perceptions and product preferences … Continue reading

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Abolish welfarism?

If you’ve read up on animal rights or ethics for more than a few minutes, you’ve no doubt stumbled across the very popular abolitionism vs. welfarism debate. Why do animal welfare groups fail to make a significant impact? Why is … Continue reading

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June already? No recent posts? Must be time for a rambly update…

Winter has arrived here in the southern hemisphere, and we’ve had flooding rains and all sorts of “fun” around my city. The cold weather has meant our feline companions have become extra needy and have been progressively taking up more … Continue reading

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Save the animals, save the world

If you like contributing to human rights groups, but are a little concerned when providing “aid” sometimes means animals for farming and slaughter, then Vegfam might be for you. It’s like Oxfam without the ox/chicken/goat abuse. Vegfam promotes sustainable environmentally-friendly … Continue reading

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2008 aduki award winners announced

aduki independent press announced the winners of the best vegan stuff in Australia over here. Winners included Green Gourmet in Sydney as best restaurant, and Melbourne as the most vegan-friendly city in Australia. (A shame the Forest in Brisbane wasn’t … Continue reading

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An Inefficient Truth: Veganism Improves Your Ecological Footprint

In Australia water shortage has been a real problem in recent years, particularly in south-east Queensland where dam levels in the state’s capital dropped below 20% of capacity. The Australian continent is dry, and quite hostile to cropland and grazing … Continue reading

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Cut class, not rabbits

ALV (Animal Liberation Victoria) in Australia has been protesting against the unnecessary abuse and slaughter of bunnies in undergrad science courses. Seriously nasty. Here’s some details: Monash University conducts completely unnecessary live experiments on rabbits as part of undergrad science … Continue reading

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The Thinking Animal: Compassion Beyond “Pets”

Anyone who has adopted an animal and brought it into their home knows that animals are more than automatons. For those of us who pay close attention to our animal companions, we’ve witnessed a full range of emotions, mischievous thinking … Continue reading

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Still vegan & kickin

Hey, world! I’m still well and truly alive… I haven’t posted in ages. Between the holiday break, summertime, the glorious drought-breaking rains (well, not quite drought-breaking, but getting there!), family illnesses, a car accident, insurance issues, wedding planning, drama, drama, … Continue reading

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