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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 >>

Children Killing Bunnies During Easter: The Hypocrisy Of The Great New Zealand Easter Bunny Hunt

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 1:03 pm | Lynley Tulloch

Children killing bunnies during Easter: The hypocrisy of the Great New Zealand Easter Bunny Hunt What does the future hold for our children and grandchildren? Will we continue to teach them to live as hypocrites, dominating and killing other species? ... More >>

Our Response To Covid 19 Lockdown: Toddlers In The Sandpit!

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 4:24 pm | Lynley Tulloch

No doubt everyone 22 years of age and over was once 21. And in that golden and confusing year of being 21 we all stuffed up. We may not have contributed to a lockdown. But then maybe when we were 21 there wasn't a global pandemic. For everyone that is baying ... More >>

Dying An Inhumane Death: How Slaughterhouses In New Zealand Get Away With Murder

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 3:40 pm | Lynley Tulloch

Photo by Sandra Kyle A recent article in Stuff claimed that “meatworks are ‘gory and messy and nasty’, but the slaughtering’s humane”. While the article acknowledges the stressful process of transportation of animals, it makes the assertion that the ... More >>

They're Not A Roast Meal: The UK Slaughterhouse Sheep Escape

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 8:37 am | Lynley Tulloch

Shrek is our famous Merino New Zealand sheep who gained notoriety in 2004 by evading shearers for six years and hiding in caves. He shot to fame and was shorn on national television, met Helen Clark and became the stuff of children’s books. Now some ... More >>

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 >>