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Playing Fair During The Countdown To Lockdown In NZ

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 5:15 pm | Lynley Tulloch

I thought it couldn’t get any worse after the toilet paper fights. I thought wrong. The countdown is on in New Zealand until Alert Level 4 lockdown. I’m finding myself getting a trifle anxious. My anxiety is not so much over the Covid – 19 virus, ... More >>

The death of a bovine with no name

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 2:43 pm | Lynley Tulloch

An unsettling picture of a bovine with no name has appeared on social media. More >>

The McDonaldification Of Hunting: Training Children To Kill In Opotiki

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 2:07 pm | Lynley Tulloch

How many ways can a small town in New Zealand get it so wrong when bringing up their children? Opotiki seems to have latched onto a winning formula: Dead animals, children and huge smiles. In a recent news report , the organizers of the Opotiki Little Three ... More >>

Disturbing The Silence On Child Abuse In New Zealand

Saturday, 15 February 2020, 9:04 pm | Lynley Tulloch

The most recent child abuse case in New Zealand has affected many of us deeply. This particular child - just 4 years old - was bashed so badly that part of his brain has died. It happened on 29th January 2020. He received a continued beating over ... More >>

Ecological grief, ecocide and the Australian bush fires

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 10:36 am | Lynley Tulloch

Imagery of the fires in Australia filter through my newsfeed constantly. The blackened trees silhouetted against a raging red backdrop; burned koala paws; billowing smoke; stiff farm animal bodies on the side of the road; a charred and dead kangaroo; hazy ... More >>

Animal rights and the torturous suffocation of chickens

Saturday, 7 December 2019, 11:21 am | Lynley Tulloch

Animal rights and the torturous suffocation of chickens at Helensville poultry farm The recent deaths on 4th December of between 180,000 and 190,000 chickens in a west Auckland poultry farm was devastating. These birds, housed in a large indoor shed, ... More >>

Living with Earth in mind

Monday, 2 December 2019, 5:33 pm | Lynley Tulloch

The time is ripe to start talking rights. Not just human rights, but environmental and animal rights as well. Human use and exploitation of both animals and the wider environment has led to devastating global ecological decline and animal suffering. ... More >>

Climate change and the Australian bush fires

Saturday, 23 November 2019, 3:52 pm | Lynley Tulloch

The devastating bush fires in New South Wales and Queensland Australia are a catastrophe that has far reaching consequences – for people and animals. Bush fires are a regular seasonal occurrence in Australia. But what is unique about these latest bush fires ... More >>

The tragedy of the horse racing industry

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 7:54 pm | Lynley Tulloch

The recent Melbourne Cup event, where yet another horse has been injured, has highlighted animal welfare concerns. The race, held in November every year corresponds with a national holiday in Australia. It is an 158 year old institution, and the cause of ... More >>

Should vegans be locked up for economic treason? A reply

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 7:20 pm | Lynley Tulloch

Ryan Bridges has suggested that vegans be locked up and accused of treason if they don’t want to eat meat. This seems to me to be a hyper aggressive response - even if (and I’m going to be kind and assume this) it was tongue in cheek. More >>

Live export from New Zealand should be banned

Friday, 25 October 2019, 3:38 pm | Lynley Tulloch

This Thursday the 24th October Save Animals From Exploitation (SAFE) presented a petition to Parliament against live animal export. They asked the government to prohibit the live export of farmed animals to countries with lower animal welfare, transport ... More >>

On Suffering

Friday, 17 May 2019, 1:33 pm | Lynley Tulloch

The causes of suffering in this world are manifold, and many of them are unavoidable. Yet reflections on suffering can take one to worthwhile places. More >>

Would you like some sea lions with your squid rings?

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 12:11 pm | Lynley Tulloch

The recent reports of five endangered sea lions killed in one week in New Zealand waters by Sanford squid fishing vessels is disquieting. These sea lions were caught near the Auckland Island marine sanctuary in the Southern Ocean, which is their main ... More >>

Proposed fireworks ban sparks debate on animal distress

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 12:08 pm | Lynley Tulloch

After public consultation, the Auckland Council’s Governing Body has asked Government to ban the private use and sale of fireworks. Of 8000 public submissions, almost 90 per cent were in support of a ban. Many submissions held concerns for the safety ... More >>

Star the Minature Horse and our cultural blinders to cruelty

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 9:16 am | Lynley Tulloch

A 10-year-old miniature horse called Star is making headlines in New Zealand for all the wrong reasons. Star has died after suffering a brutal attack where he was stabbed 41 times with a sharp knife. More >>

Let's have the Morrinsville Mega Cow as Santa this year!

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 10:28 am | Lynley Tulloch

They say Christmas is the silly season - and so far the New Zealand festivities in 2018 are living up to this reputation. They have been the silliest, most racist, most speciesist and sexist of all. More >>

Zoochosis: why animals should not be in zoos

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 3:53 pm | Lynley Tulloch

Death comes to us all, and the most we can hope for (to quote Kenny Rogers) is to die in our sleep. I’d like to think we can raise our expectations a little higher than that. Personally, I would like to have a life worth living and dying for. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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