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Marching For Justice For Animals: An Important Message At Christmas Time

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 3:59 pm | Lynley Tulloch

Rudolph with his bright shiny nose was bullied by the other reindeer. They mocked him so much, but Santa (so the story goes) recognized his worth and promoted him to top dog (or deer if you will). Rudolph is totally humanized in the story, taking ... More >>

Burned Out And Broke : Early Childhood Education Needs Recognition And Funding

Monday, 30 November 2020, 2:19 pm | Lynley Tulloch

I was somewhat alarmed at the recent report by ChildForum that many New Zealand publicly funded Early Childhood (ECE) Centres are performing on a somewhat below par basis. I am a fully qualified early childhood education (ECE) teacher but am ... More >>

Lifting The Ban On Live Animal Export: Let's Get Angry!

Friday, 30 October 2020, 12:05 pm | Lynley Tulloch

Author: Lynley Tulloch (with Paul Judge) I am a big Jacinda Ardern fan on the whole. But I am also an angry Jacinda Ardern fan and here is why: the inexcusable recent decision by the Labour government to lift the temporary ban on live exports. Let’s ... More >>

Child Abuse In New Zealand: How Can We Root It Out?

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 11:09 am | Lynley Tulloch

It is headline news that is becoming chillingly familiar. Sofia Taueki-Jackson died from a non-accidental catastrophic head injury at her home on May 23rd this year . She was only 14 months old and her close family members are refusing to co-operate ... More >>

Lost At Sea - The Cows Who Will Not Be Coming Home

Sunday, 6 September 2020, 2:08 pm | Lynley Tulloch

It strikes me as beyond absurd that dozens of dead New Zealand cows are now floating in the East China Sea. Last Wednesday 5,867 cows perished when the Gulf Livestock 1 capsized and sunk west of Amani Oshima in Japan. If this does not wake us up to ... More >>

Defacing Billboard Of Jacinda Ardern With Dead Possum: What Does It Say About Us?

Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 2:34 pm | Lynley Tulloch

In the lead up to the September elections the defacing of candidate billboards is likely to occur. Nothing, however, prepared me for what happened to this billboard. Still less was I prepared for some people’s comments on social media who thought ... More >>

1.8 Million Reasons You Should Give Up Dairy

Friday, 7 August 2020, 8:54 am | Lynley Tulloch

Bobby calves are one of the more unpalatable truths of the dairy industry. Autumn / Winter calving is the busiest time of the year for ‘bobby calf disposal’ as it is called in the industry. A bobby calf is a 4-10 day old newborn calf who is ... More >>

NZ Animal Welfare Standards Are A Hypocrisy As Video Of Cow Abuse Beatings Thrown Out In Court

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 4:05 pm | Lynley Tulloch

There was no justice recently for the cows who endured sickening beatings at the hands of Northland sharemilker Michael Luke. New Zealand claims world class animal welfare standards. It benefits economically from the perception of the public that ... More >>

Farrowing Crates: A Cruel Abomination That Needs To Go

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 1:32 pm | Lynley Tulloch

The farming of animals using industrialized factory methods is a pressing moral issue of the modern era. Pig farming is a good illustration of this. I would argue that when factory methods are used it is one of the biggest abominations of humanity. ... More >>

Compassionate Conservation - We Need A New Framework For Our Relationship With 'Pest Animals'

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 6:52 am | Lynley Tulloch

If there has been one message that was repeatedly driven home during the various stages of lockdown it was this: be kind. However, it would seem that ‘kindness’ did not cross the species barrier like Covid -19 did. The Covid-19 lockdown should ... More >>

Petition To Ban Duck Shooting Circulating In New Zealand

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 8:30 am | Lynley Tulloch

A petition to ban duck shooting in NZ has been created by animal advocacy group Starfish. It is circulating and gathering signatures to present to Rt. Hon. Jacinda Adern, Hon. David Parker and Hon. James Shaw. We created this petition for a number ... More >>

I’m offended as well!The case of KFC and fried bird feathers

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 3:12 pm | Lynley Tulloch

An anonymous UK mother from Blackpool who served her son KFC with feathers in it has complained to the KFC branch concerned. She also posted pictures on Facebook with the offending feathers. More >>

Bludgeoning Kittens To Death: Cruelty During Covid-19 Lockdown

Monday, 4 May 2020, 7:05 am | Lynley Tulloch

The creation of a Facebook page and group during the Covid-19 lockdown called the The Great NZ Lock Up Mouse Hunt Comp is concerning on a number of levels. The aim of this group is for New Zealand hunters to hunt down and kill mice and rats, measure ... More >>

Covid-19: Let The Pangolin's Scales Fall From Your Eyes

Monday, 20 April 2020, 2:11 pm | Lynley Tulloch

When it comes to Covid-19 our best defense is to stop abusing animals. That is the message from many experts including Dr Anthony Fauci who has made a call to ban wildlife markets calling them an unusual human animal interface. This call is echoed by the ... More >>

Covid-19 Conspiracy Theorists: Spreading Ignorance

Monday, 13 April 2020, 6:48 am | Lynley Tulloch

It didn’t take long. Their vague scratching could be heard, distant at first but getting louder as the Covid-19 curve grew steeply. The conspiracy theorists. They are coming out of the woodwork. And they are spreading ignorance with every word ... More >>

Facebook Group Showcases Sadistic Torture Of Mice And Rats During Covid-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 9:51 am | Lynley Tulloch

Hunting in New Zealand has been banned since we went into lockdown at 11.59pm Wednesday March 25, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This triggered the start-up of a Facebook page and group called ‘the great NZ lock up mouse hunt’ on the same day. The ... More >>

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 >>