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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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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