Archive: Animal Welfare

Veal; What You Need To Know To Make Your Choice.

Posted in Animal Welfare on December 05, 2017

Veal crates are just about the most barbaric contraption still used by a human on another living being. Just the picture of them reminds me of something from a horror sci-fi film. Like an experiment gone terribly wrong. Which it is. And it has. These crates are designed to prohibit exercise – really stop any movement by the calf – and normal muscle growth in order to produce tender “gourmet” veal. The calves are fed a milk substitute that is purposely low in iron so that they will become anemic […]

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Why I Say No To Horse Races

Posted in Animal Welfare on October 27, 2017

When I was a teenager I went to the ‘Running of the Bulls’ in Pamplona. It was such a wild, fun weekend. I didn’t think about the bulls. I didn’t want to. I was having too much fun. In the oh-so-many years since then I have learnt a few things. And one of those important pieces of wisdom is – Don’t have fun at the cost of pain to another. And I would take it as far as saying, there is something inherently wrong with doing so. If you believe […]

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My favourite Bags and Jackets That Don’t Cost a Life.

Posted in Animal Welfare / Products on October 12, 2017

I may not be the most fashionable person but I still like myself a beautiful handbag, a great fitting jacket and shoes that help add some sass to my step. For over 15 years now I have not worn leather and in no way have I felt that it has let me down on the fashion front… rather I still get comments about my shoes or bags from people when I am out and they are not aware they aren’t leather, confirming to me that you can avoid leather and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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The Ins and Outs of What You Need To Know When Choosing Your Salmon

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on November 16, 2016

Salmon is one of the most popular fish to consume around the globe and here in Australia more farmed salmon is produced than any other species of seafood and we eat tens of thousands of tonnes of it a year. But interestingly, consumers are often unaware the salmon they are eating is not wild, but actually from factory aquaculture farms in Tasmania; bred in trays, raised in cramped tanks and dyed pink with chemicals. This big business is worth an estimated 700 million dollars and is dominated by three main companies,  Tassal, […]

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Exchanging Energy With Our Food

Posted in Animal Welfare on October 31, 2016

What are your thoughts on energy and our ability to experience/share/exchange others energy with whom we interact with? Call me sensitive, but when I am around someone who is really angry, I can feel it, and when I am around someone who is depressed, I can sense it. I am certainly not alone in this, very normal sensation of “picking up on energy”. The energy can intensify when large groups of people take on similar emotions, such as joy (think about the buzz at festivals) or such as fear. Fear […]

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