When Francionists Get It Wrong

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Once Again Sam, You’ve Got It Wrong

Cameron, author of AusVegan.com.au with Holly from Farm Animal Rescue
Cameron, author of AusVegan.com.au with Holly from Farm Animal Rescue

I never thought I would see the day where I actually agreed with something that Sam Trethewey says when he is bagging out animal ‘activists’ and vegans, though that is exactly what has happened with his latest article, Pulped fiction hurts farmers.

Just like Mr Trethewey, I too find it sad when people make decisions about what to eat or not to eat based on assumptions or skewed information about agricultural production. And, It’s hard for people to determine the difference between information that is universally true and that which confirms their bias or values – but even with that in mind, it must take a brain devoid of inquisitiveness to shift ingrained behaviour like eating habits to suit a belief based on misinformation and no personal experience.

Though that is about all where I can agree with him.

In his scathing attack on Sam de Brito’s, Confessions of a vegan, Trethewey is just guilty of the exact same level of self righteousness and ignorance that he has levelled at de Brito.

As much as Mr Trethewey would like to deny it, ALL animal ‘farming’ in Australia is factory farming. It is just that some is more ‘intensive’ than others.

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Animal Liberation Queensland Gives Up On Other Animals.

Photo Credit: Rainer Hungershausen via Flickr cc
Photo Credit: Rainer Hungershausen via Flickr cc

If you aren’t a greyhound, don’t expect much help or a campaign out of the Queensland branch of the Animal Liberation franchise.

In what has to be the worst case of dropping the ‘animal rights’ ball that this author has ever seen, Animal Liberation Queensland seems to be single-mindedly focusing on feebly attempting to stop the proposed greyhound track at Underwood in Queensland’s Logan Shire.

Despite being having the words “Animal Liberation” in their name, and having as part of their objective “To abolish man’s attitude of speciesism towards animals”, the group has forsaken all others to get a bit of publicity around greyhounds.

This single campaign to them is that important that they passed on footage, anonymously given to them, to another organisation for them to use, rather than use it themselves.

Now whilst I think it is great that they are sharing footage with other organisations outside of the franchise, I personally think it was a wasted opportunity for them to promote veganism. Something that would have benefited ALL animals.

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Logan Greyhounds. NIMBY Or Genuine Concern?

12485233_sThe news of the green light being given to the proposed greyhound track at Underwood has seen a flurry of movement from a large number of animal protection groups.

There is a billboard sign on the M1 at Shailer Park protesting the “killing of greyhounds for gambling”, Animal Liberation Queensland has an e-petition registered with the Qld gov, and I am sure there will be a protest or two organised in the coming weeks/months.

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Will Another Protest Stop Live Export?

If you are reading this on Monday morning, and are quick enough, you might be able to take part in the combined Animal Liberation Queensland and Animal Justice Party protest at PM Kevin Rudd’s Morningside office.

This protest is to support an activist who has traveled around the countryside and collect a large number of letters.

Whilst full marks go to the activist for doing this, I do have some grave concerns about the timing and the organisations putting it together.

My concerns begin with whether Animal Liberation Queensland is actually doing anything to liberate other animals, or promote themselves.

Then there is the fledgling Animal Justice party that people are jumping up to support as if voting for this political party is going to magically release all animals from oppression.

Then there is the question as to why do it now?

As most of those living in Australia will know, there is a federal election due on September 7.

This means that the government is in caretaker mode, and nothing much can be done in the way of new legislation.

So much for his promised Inspector-General of Animal Welfare and Live Animal Exports.

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