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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 >>

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 >>