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What's your poison? DoC's toxic shame

Monday, 12 February 2018, 9:35 am | Lynley Tulloch

Recently I walked some of the rickety tracks in the forests and coasts of beautiful Aotearoa/ New Zealand. Specifically, I tramped the Queen Charlotte Track and some of the Richmond Ranges in the Nelson area. More >>

Rodeo cruelty: Horrific death of bull at Pukemanu Bullride

Monday, 5 February 2018, 10:12 am | Lynley Tulloch

On Friday 2 February a bull lost his life at the Pukemanu Bullride in Martinborough. It wasn’t a glorious death. Spectators say he bellowed and salivated, clearly distressed as he lay on the ground. He had broken his leg and was in extreme pain. He dragged ... More >>

Rooster torture signals need for compassionate education

Sunday, 4 February 2018, 2:11 pm | Lynley Tulloch

The story of the pet rooster killed at Ngakonui Valley School during an out-of-control party is devastating. This rooster was called Tama and was a favourite of the children at school, occasionally wandering into class. They considered him their pet, enjoying ... More >>

Rodeo thuggery, Michael Laws and violence

Friday, 26 January 2018, 5:09 pm | Lynley Tulloch

As an animal rights advocate I have witnessed first-hand the suffering of animals used at rodeo. I have taken note of the trauma experienced by young calves who are used in calf-roping and may be ridden by young children. More >>

Kitten killers highlight need for compassionate education

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 1:07 pm | Lynley Tulloch

Very disturbing footage of a kitten being stoned by a group of five young people from Southland in New Zealand has emerged online. The youth are aged between 11 and 16 and animal welfare group Paws Justice called it “one of the worst cases” they ... More >>

Waiter, there’s a hare in my pie!

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 10:54 am | Lynley Tulloch

Most New Zealanders are familiar with the joke about the safety of eating overheated pies. In 2009 police dog handler Guy Baldwin was caught on camera telling a teenage car-jacker that his pie will be “thermo-nuclear” after being in the warmer since ... More >>

Liar liar pants on fire over animal cruelty

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 8:47 am | Lynley Tulloch

New Zealand has a reputation for being a nation of animal lovers due to high level of pet ownership and the rural lifestyle of many New Zealanders. However recently in Auckland a duck had fireworks shoved in his beak which were then set alight. He ... More >>

Predator Free 2050 and The Call to Arms

Monday, 16 October 2017, 9:37 am | Lynley Tulloch

New Zealand’s Predator Free 2050 goal includes encouraging community-led projects to kill possums, rats and stoats. Nicola Toki, New Zealand’s Endangered Wildlife Ambassador, claims that it is important that New Zealanders get on board with the ... More >>

Theo Spierings - Fat Cat with the cream

Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 12:24 pm | Starfish Bobby Calf Project

The recent news that Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings was paid $8.32 million in 2017 has caused a stir. This huge salary seems incongruous with recent stories of farmer debt, suicide and struggle in New Zealand. Fonterra is a multinational ... More >>

Moko & The Systems That Let Him Down

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 12:19 pm | Lynley Tulloch

Moko Rangitoheriri died on August 10, 2015. It’s two years on and his story is just as heart-breaking now as it was then. A recent inquest found that there were warning signs that were not heeded. More >>

Vigil aims to highlight plight of bobbies

Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 4:57 pm | Starfish Bobby Calf Project

Its nearly Spring, but many new-born calves will never feel the warmth of the sun on their backs. Already a significant number of calves who were born this winter died before the first daffodil unfolded. They were quite literally born to die. More >>

Meteria Turei and the modern day witch hunters

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 10:40 am | Lynley Tulloch

Meteria Turei made her confession of ‘benefit fraud’ in the depths of a rather cold and wet winter. It’s a time when the most vulnerable among us are struggling. Many single mothers and those on benefits are forced to live in inadequate, damp ... More >>

Uruti possum hunt and school violence

Friday, 11 August 2017, 10:38 am | Lynley Tulloch

It’s the stuff of childhood nightmares and yet twice as scary because it is real. Children at many rural schools in New Zealand are encouraged to not only participate in killing animals, but also to dress them up in a range of creative and yet ghoulish ... More >>

OP ED on youth unemployment

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 3:04 pm | Lynley Tulloch

NEETS (not in employment, education or training) is a new term that is being bandied around a lot at the moment. Labour MP Grant Robertson raised the issue of NEETS with Stephen Joyce in parliament last month. He stated that since this time last year ... More >>

The Meat movie - Lynley Tulloch

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 3:50 pm | Lynley Tulloch

The feature documentary that is on everyone’s lips at the moment is quite simply called Meat . Producer David White has gone behind the scenes of an industrial pig farm, a chicken farm and a sheep and beef farm. This movie also features a deer hunter. More >>

A Story of New Zealand Violence - Lynley Tulloch

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 12:56 pm | Lynley Tulloch

As New Zealanders we like to think of New Zealand as our ‘Godzone’; that little piece of paradise and a nation of animal lovers, outdoorsy types and friendly down-to-earth people. It’s our own Hans Christian Andersen version of our lives. More >>

Easter Bunny Hunts and Best Dressed Possum school events

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 11:19 am | Lynley Tulloch

With the last of the chocolate wiped from the mouths of overstuffed children we can now proclaim Easter finished. Yet some of the hypocrisies emerging in the name of this celebration are likely to die hard. Easter is one of the oldest festivals of ... More >>

Gender bias in the workforce - Lynley Tulloch

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 3:58 pm | Lynley Tulloch

The recent commentary on the gender pay gap has been lively, but disappointing in its naivety. For those who missed all the fun, Deputy Prime-Minister Paula Bennet recently attributed the pay gap between men and women to gender bias in firing and ... More >>

Rural bachelors and Marcella Bakker - By Lynley Tulloch

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 2:22 pm | Lynley Tulloch

Rural New Zealand has had a lot of publicity recently. Polluted waterways, unmanageable debt, farmer suicide and animal cruelty - it seems all bad news. Now another issue has been added to the mix: the maintenance of New Zealand’s rural population due ... More >>

Disturbing treatment of rodeo animals - Lynley Tulloch

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 1:43 pm | Lynley Tulloch

Recent footage at the mid-Northern rodeo showed animals in distress. Scenes included calves being electrically prodded, a bull crawling out of a chute on his knees and a horse being held down by six men. It’s disturbing. More >>

 

 

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