Did Your Seafood Get To Your Plate From A Bottom Trawler?

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on September 18, 2017

Bottom trawling is a widespread industrial fishing practice that involves dragging heavy nets, large metal doors and chains over the seafloor to catch fish. Globally, some reports show that still around one-quarter of wild-caught seafood comes from bottom trawling. The major issue is that these heavy nets consume everything in their path, resulting in a high yield of by-catch and they cause permanent damage to the fragile structures on the ocean’s floor, destroying the future of entire ecosystems. They strip the seabed of life, destroy large areas of corals – off […]




What You Need To Know About B12

Posted in Health on August 22, 2017

You can live a healthy life on a strict plant-based diet. This is being demonstrated around the world by growing number of people choosing this way of life, whether it be for health, environmental or animal rights reasons. Yet dropping all meat and dairy and not being conscious of then replacing them with a varied diet, full of whole-foods and low in processed foods, can be detrimental to your health. And there is no point being a sick vegan – which ever reason you are choosing it for! So to […]




Why You Need To Be Concerned That 80% Of Antibiotics Are In The Food Chain

Posted in Health on August 11, 2017

Yes, incase you have missed what is finally hitting headlines; livestock consume over 60% of all antibiotics produced globally and even higher in the US with the number over  80%! This is a major problem because it has the opposite affect of what we need antibiotics for: saving lives. Instead it is putting human lives at risk by decreasing the effectiveness of antibiotics and at the same time, increasing the spread of antibiotic resistant super-bugs. By administering farm animals with daily low doses of antibiotics, over time we have seen […]




What About Vintage Fur?

Posted in Animal Welfare on August 09, 2017

“Real fur is never an option…” FRENCH VOGUE A good friend of mine asked a very relevant question this weekend as we were having a picnic with the kids, basking in the beautiful winter’s sunshine that Sydney has been getting this month ( global warming perhaps?) She has a vintage fur coat that was her Grandmother’s and she wanted to know what I thought about her wearing it since the animal is already dead and she didn’t want the animals life to have been taken in vain, so to throw it […]




War On Waste, What We Can Do

Posted in Lifestyle on July 14, 2017

It’s been a long time coming, but today was a big day in Australia because both it’s two giant supermarket chains, Coles and Woolworths, committed to removing single-use plastic bags in the next year. Here, down under, we use 5 billion of them a year. That’s 10 million every single day with only 25 million people. In the States, that number is higher than 100 billion every year. To make them fossil fuels are used and there is the problem that then they don’t break down. We already know, plastic […]




An Ingredient or A Being; How a leg becomes a drumstick.

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on May 09, 2017

In Australia over 1 million of them will be killed every day. In the US 9 billion of them per year. Chickens are bred, raised and slaughtered at a unprecedented rate, and at this exploding speed we have overlooked a basic part of the equation – the chicken. They have become a thing, an ingredient; void of any needs and looked at instead of a being, more of a cog in a wheel. While we have decided it is OK to take their life when we slaughter them, somewhere along […]




Creating a Self Practice.

Posted in Lifestyle on May 03, 2017

After practising yoga for 15 years I can see clearly how different stages of life require us to bend and be flexible, like in our practice, if we are going to even get to our mat! Where once as a student at university it was easy for me to go to the shala every morning then head to school,  suddenly when the babies came along walking out the door took a whole lot more planning. It could have been easy to put my hands in the air and say “too […]




Earth By Anna; Cruelty Free Fashion and Travel Tips

Posted in People on May 02, 2017

Anna Weatherlake may be married to one of Australia’s high profile cricketers, but she is more than just the stereo-type pretty wife ( a notion which is actually pretty outdated anyway) She happens to be savy, smart and also is gorgeous – which  makes her stunning Instagram platform like looking at a magazine – where thousands of people are being inspired to live a plant-based life, and Anna is showing them it is possible to do so and still travel, eat well and look beautiful! @earthbyanna She goes into deeper detail […]




Game Meat; Why It’s A Game We Can’t Afford To Play

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on March 03, 2017

Game meat is growing rapidly in popularity, as consumers clue onto the horrific cruelty and environmental destruction caused in animal agriculture. I completely understand the argument for eating game meat; It is wild, which means the animal hasn’t had to suffer in a cage or a crowded shed for the duration of her/his life. It is free right up until their relatively quick death, which means no scary, often hot/freezing ride to the slaughter house with no food and having to witness to the smells and sounds of death of […]




To Dog Sled Or Not?

Posted in Animal Welfare on February 14, 2017

My family and I stayed in beautiful Whistler, Canada over Christmas this year, for a much-needed recharge and reconnect. It was truely magical with the snow covering the majestic trees, heaven-high mountains and the quaint bustling village. I loved the Christmas vibes, the indulgence of incredible (and not always healthy) food and drinks, and just spending quality, no-distraction, time together as a unit. We skied, snow-mobiled, ice-skated, tubed… and when the kids saw the brochures for the dog-sledding they were begging to have a go. My kids LOVE dogs and […]




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