MUST-WATCH VIDEO:  Dr Joanne Kong: Cherish All Animals

MUST-WATCH VIDEO: Dr Joanne Kong: Cherish All Animals

'Dr Joanne Kong is an amazing person. A concert pianist and a Director of Music at the University of Richmond, she is also a TED speaker and lecturer on animal rights, environmental sustainability and compassion.   This insightful and powerful video, written and...

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THE DIS-GRACE BEHIND TURKEY FARMING

THE DIS-GRACE BEHIND TURKEY FARMING

After Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863 turkey, (native to the Americas), became the Thanksgiving meal of choice.    All over the Americas families say 'grace' over the dead body of a turkey - an estimated 46 million are killed for...

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Ban the cruel and worthless ‘Forced Swim’ experiment

Ban the cruel and worthless ‘Forced Swim’ experiment

The 'Forced Swim' or 'Near Drowning' test was supposedly designed to gauge the antidepressant qualities of drugs.    It is not only completely inhumane, it is completely hopeless.  Since the 1970s not one antidepressant drug developed as a result of the test is still...

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‘Seeing Ourselves In Others’

‘Seeing Ourselves In Others’

Concert pianist, University Professor, accomplished TEDx speaker:  Dr Joanne Kong has also attracted a following as a powerful advocate for other animals.   She writes:- "The coronavirus is just one symptom that human influence has reached its point of greatest harm,...

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WANTED BY THE FBI:  TWO PIGLETS

WANTED BY THE FBI: TWO PIGLETS

KEY POINTS Three years ago the FBI search warrant and raid in search of two dying piglets rescued from a factory farm illustrates the lengths the government will employ to protect the animal agriculture industry. Non violent animal rights activists are often...

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SIX REASONS YOU SHOULD GIVE UP DAIRY

SIX REASONS YOU SHOULD GIVE UP DAIRY

End Animal Slaughter contributor Lynley Tulloch advocates for bobby calves through her group Starfish Bobby Calf Project.     In this blog she outlines six reasons why we should give up eating dairy products.    This is a photo of a bobby calf taken just the...

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Fish Are Way Smarter Than We Think

Fish Are Way Smarter Than We Think

Seventy percent of the planet is covered with water.  Trillions of fish live within our oceans, and many of them display rich and complex behaviours.   Fish are smart. They are also sentient, according to the broad consensus from the scientific community. 'Sentient'...

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Fishing Is Torture For Sentient Beings

Fishing Is Torture For Sentient Beings

This week three teenage boys reeled in a 700lb Tuna, who they tortured for 7 hours. We can only imagine the pain the fish went through as it bravely fought for its life. Fish are not vegetables.  They feel pain and distress in analogous ways to other animals. Fishing...

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Killing Whales Makes Climate Change Worse

Killing Whales Makes Climate Change Worse

All living beings are interconnected, and interact in myriad ways with their environment.  Our wanton killing of sea creatures affects entire ecosystems.  For example, whales help maintain healthy, resilient oceans, and reduce the impacts of climate change.   ...

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In memory of Regan Russell, 1954-2020

In memory of Regan Russell, 1954-2020

The day after Animal Rights activist Regan Russell was knocked down and killed by a slaughterhouse truck driver in Toronto, the Plant Manager at the slaughterhouse here in Whanganui, New Zealand, approached me and said: ‘Please be careful of the trucks.  Make sure you...

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