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Capitalism: The Elephant In The Room At The Leader’s Debate

Friday, 13 October 2023, 7:24 pm | Lynley Tulloch

Watching the leader’s debate last night was both revealing and disturbing at the same time. I have no idea who hit who with a bed leg, but that doesn’t surprise me. We all know a lot of funny business goes on in politics. What really surprised ... More >>

Seymour's Proposed Changes To ECE 'B4 School Checks' Are Wrongheaded And Myopic

Thursday, 12 October 2023, 1:05 pm | Lynley Tulloch

The proposed change in ‘B4 School Checks’ by ACT party leader David Seymour are concerning on several levels. Seymour recently announced the proposal which includes extending the ‘B4 School Checks’ focus on health to testing for certain skills. ... More >>

Bobby Calves Are Not The Problem – The Dairy Industry Is!

Friday, 4 August 2023, 10:38 am | Lynley Tulloch

It’s that time of year again when the majority of bobby calves born on farms in Aotearoa New Zealand will be transported to slaughterhouses and killed. Since 2014 I have run a bobby calf rescue organisation called Starfish Bobby Calf Project that More >>

Liar, Liar Your Barn Is On Fire: The 50,000 Hens Who Burnt To Death

Friday, 10 February 2023, 3:01 pm | Lynley Tulloch

The fire that claimed the lives of around 50,000 hens at an intensive egg-laying farm in Orini is devastating. Thankfully there were no injuries to the humans at the site. The same cannot be said of the thousands of hens who suffered a painful ... More >>

It's Definitely Not Awesome For Bobby Calves: A Response To Fonterra

Wednesday, 25 January 2023, 10:19 am | Lynley Tulloch

The new regulation by dairy giant Fonterra that bobby calves are no longer allowed to be killed on farm from June 2023 is being hailed as a breakthrough of sorts. More >>

Back Up The Plane! On The Export Of Live Goats To China

Monday, 16 January 2023, 12:40 pm | Lynley Tulloch

Plans to send two consignments of dairy goats to China by air next month are concerning. A recent article in the Farmers Weekly states that 2500 New Zealand dairy goats will soon be off on a one way direct flight to China costing $400 per head. They are being ... More >>

Freya The Walrus And Our Hearts Of Stone

Monday, 22 August 2022, 8:56 am | Lynley Tulloch

This summer in Norway Freya the itinerant and sole Atlantic Walrus became a celebrity. She swam from the Arctic to Norway where she quickly became a fascination for people– all 1,300 pounds of her. Travelling Norway’s jagged coastline Freya (a young female) ... More >>

I See Dead Calves: The Horrifying Reality Of Bobby Calf Season In Aotearoa.

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 1:41 pm | Lynley Tulloch

Well ‘tis the season again – and I am not talking about Christmas. Bobby calf season is that time of year in New Zealand where hundreds of thousands of tiny 4–10-day old calves are sent to the slaughterhouse. With a small team of animal advocates ... More >>

Cultural Psychosis: The Cruel Deaths Of The Two Cows Who Escaped Whanganui Slaughterhouse

Friday, 15 July 2022, 11:39 am | Lynley Tulloch

With a sense of sadness I read a news piece on two cows who escaped Waimarie Meats slaughterhouse in Whanganui on July 11, 2022. One ended up being shot and killed by police. The other was contained and returned to the slaughterhouse. It’s anyone’s More >>

On Having Your Colonial Pie And Eating It Too

Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 9:54 am | Lynley Tulloch

A recent reader report for Stuff entitled ‘It’s not easy being Pākehā. Stop laughing, It isn’t’ . was a challenging read – for all the wrong reasons. The Pākehā author discusses his reflections on his Pākehā identity, with the rather ... More >>

The Meat In My Mouth: Why I Became Vegan

Friday, 13 May 2022, 1:04 pm | Lynley Tulloch

I often tell people that Harry is my pet because that is the only way people can understand why an animal (usually slaughtered for meat) is living with me and my partner Andrew. I have coffee with Harry and he allows me to lean on him and enjoy ... More >>

Oh The Irony Of The Wellington Protest: Peace And Love And Executions

Tuesday, 22 February 2022, 10:06 am | Lynley Tulloch

There is a dangerous anger on rapid boil at the protest in Wellington. It is a stew of dispossession and unrest alongside various delusional beliefs and violent threats. Two weeks into the protest and the police have had to endure human waste and acid ... More >>

The Flight Of Toreo-pango: Aotearoa’s Marine Biodiversity Under Threat

Tuesday, 8 February 2022, 6:16 pm | Lynley Tulloch

During hot summer days in Aotearoa, the beach is a favourite playground for many people. However, to the marine animals (including seabirds, fish, crustaceans, shellfish etc.) that live there, the beach is their home. It is sad that this simple fact eludes ... More >>

A Message To My Leftist Friends : Please Don't Join The Chattering Rabbits

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 6:15 pm | Lynley Tulloch

We are all a little wary these days, especially in Tāmaki Makaurau. Here in Tāmaki Makaurau we’ve been locked down for a seeming eternity (depending on your age). If you are in your latter years it is but a blip. But for the young, it's consuming ... More >>

Lockdowns And Freedom: At Odds Or Different Sides Of The Same Coin?

Monday, 18 October 2021, 4:06 pm | Lynley Tulloch

These are trying times. Like many other New Zealanders, I am impacted by lockdown. Yet I am aware that the effects of Covid-19 infection and lockdowns are spread unevenly across the population. The human rights of people from vulnerable groups during a More >>

If Shakespeare Could Tell Brian Tamaki A Thing Or Two

Monday, 11 October 2021, 2:07 pm | Lynley Tulloch

These are trying times. Like every other Aucklander I am impacted by lockdown. In my introspective moments I am literally seething over Brian Tamaki’s lockdown protest last weekend in the Auckland Domain. The madding crowd of hundreds came to Tamaki’s ... More >>

Trippy Thoughts And Covid

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 9:28 am | Lynley Tulloch

So Covid-19 Delta has a long and hard tail in Auckland. It sort of reminds me of the Ankylosaurus dinosaur of the late Cretaceous Period, wandering around whacking Aucklanders over the head with its huge tail. Such are the joys of having overactive ... More >>

Silence Of The Calves: New Zealand’s Sacrifice At The Dairy Altar

Friday, 11 June 2021, 11:19 am | Lynley Tulloch

(Warning from the Scoop Team: This Op-Ed contains imagery that may be shocking or disturbing to some readers)  Cattle are raised in New Zealand for meat and milk production. They are also killed in enormous numbers. According to the Ministry ... More >>

Animal Sentience And How The Law Is Truly An Ass

Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 8:41 am | Lynley Tulloch

The recent announcement that animals are now to be formally recognized as sentient under UK law provides a good basis for campaigners and animal rights activists to push for law change. Alongside the announcement came a number of policy changes that More >>

Broken Homes And Hearts: The Little Blue Penguins Of Waiheke Island

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 12:37 pm | Lynley Tulloch

We need to prioritise our wildlife if we want to protect it. It seems so obvious, and yet economic motives nearly always trump ecological integrity. The work on a planned marina at Kennedy Point on Waiheke Island where the kororā (little blue More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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