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Animal carcasses, psychopathy and school possum hunts

Monday, 8 October 2018, 2:53 pm | Lynley Tulloch

It is school possum hunt season again in New Zealand. These events serve a dual purpose of fundraiser and ‘pest’ cull. More >>

Hurricane Florence and the unbelievable truths

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 9:56 am | Lynley Tulloch

Hurricane Florence has wreaked havoc in North and South Carolina. 500,000 homes and businesses are without power,25 people are dead and hog manure pits have spilled into the floods causing pollution. More >>

Why animals matter: they're just like us

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 2:12 pm | Lynley Tulloch

Why animals matter: they're just like us Most animal rescuers have a sensitivity towards animals. The more we help, the deeper our capacity for compassion becomes. We also learn a lot of life lessons and receive as much love from the animals that ... More >>

Long term effect of poor quality Early Childhood Education

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 2:02 pm | Lynley Tulloch

Child Forum has recently published a report of another Early Childhood Education (ECE) centre which has  been shut down amid allegations of horrific abuse.   Among many complaints were accusations that staff not only shamed and bullied children, ... More >>

Awkward angles – it’s time to tell the truth about dairying!

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 11:46 am | Lynley Tulloch

It’s the height of calving season in New Zealand and calves are appearing like little mushrooms in many paddocks across the country. Recent media articles about dairying have touched on this subject, particularly the rather murky issue of cow-calf ... More >>

The Serial seagull killer and Biological Xenophobia

Monday, 25 June 2018, 2:47 pm | Lynley Tulloch

In New Zealand the red-billed gull (commonly known as the seagull) is often regarded with disdain by beachgoers. These gregarious birds are often considered noisy ‘thieves’, displaying shameless and annoying territorial aggression around your fish and chips. More >>

Let's treasure our tamariki and kaiako in early education

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 8:52 am | Lynley Tulloch

I believe in education. I’ve made it my lifetime passion – particularly early childhood education (ECE). So it troubles me that problems in New Zealand’s ECE sector have been the focus of a lot of media interest and public dialogue recently. ... More >>

Big Fat Lies and the New Zealand Dairy Industry

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 8:50 am | Lynley Tulloch

On 8 June 2018 I attended the all-day Animal Advocacy Hui at Manurewa Marae organised by Associate Minister of Agriculture, Meka Whaitiri. The stated purpose of the Hui was to give the animal advocate sector an opportunity to be heard by Government. More >>

The altar of sacrifice: The tragedy of bobby calves

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 1:30 pm | Starfish Bobby Calf Project

Bobby calves in New Zealand are a sacrificial animal who are slayed at the alter of the economy. We kill them so that their mothers’ milk may flow, and we can have a thriving dairy market. A bobby calf is the progeny of a dairy cow who is deliberately ... More >>

Easter traditions rooted in violence

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 11:28 am | Lynley Tulloch

Lamb is an ingrained symbol of Easter and may show up on many tables this long weekend. Easter lamb is a tradition rooted in history, connected to the book of Genesis when Abraham was asked to sacrifice his son Isaac. He bound his son to a rock but was ... More >>

From meat to pet: Felix’s great fortune

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 3:20 pm | Starfish Bobby Calf Project

From meat to pet: Felix’s great fortune By Dr Lynley Tulloch Felix means ‘fortunate one’. It is a name recently given to a steer (a neutered bull) who, for eighteen months of his life, was known only as ‘beefie’, and occasionally as ‘freezer ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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