The difference of “positions”

Lately, I have noticed that there seems to be more discussions that turn into arguments all relating to the position of abolitionists compared to welfarists. Most of the discussions seem to be centered around the position that two prominent people within the “movement” take.

The welfarist camp views the abolitionist position as too extreme and unattainable, whilst the abolitionist camp views the welfarist position as not going far enough.

Which one is right?

I personally believe that the abolitionist position is the right one to take, and cannot fault their logic. How the welfarists can push for a certain position such as “cage free” eggs or “happy meat” when the animals are still transported and slaughtered is beyond me. Stopping their exploitation should be the first and only target that they aim for. It stands to reason then that following a vegan lifestyle is the moral baseline to take.

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Lately things have changed…

I recently went to the US to attend an animal rights conference in LA.

To attend something like that and be in the same place with literally hundreds of other people that are on the same page as you are is something that really has to be experienced. It was also totally mind blowing to hear the word vegan used in everyday language, without the huge explanation of what a vegan is following it.

Then to come back home to Australia and Brisbane, the wind was well and truly sucked out of my sails.

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From the weekend’s paper

There’s an interesting news report in Saturday’s paper and online.

A Gold Coast radio station appears to be in a little bit of hot water with the RSPCA over their stunt of tying 200 helium filled balloons to a piglet, in an attempt to get the poor animal to fly.  The RSPCA’s vet makes a comment that they wouldn’t do this to a puppy or a kitten, and the senior inspector from the RSCPA said the they would talk to radio station management and then decide if further action is necessary.

Is this how ineffective the RSCPA has become?

They are now guilty of their own hypocrisy. If the same stunt had have been done with a kitten or a puppy, I am sure that they would not hesitate in laying criminal charges against the people that planned it. Yet, here they are going to “talk” to the radio station about it. The senior inspector even goes as far to say that at the least they expect the station to make a full apology for the incident. What good is an apology going to do and what message does it send to others? You can do what ever you want, just say sorry and all will be ok…

This is what happens when you have a welfarist organisation put in the position of protecting the welfare of the states animals.  The laws are there, if the radio station broke the law, then they need to be prosecuted, just like anyone else would be. You don’t see the police investigating something, then telling the offender to say sorry and it will be ok, do you?

Now I understand that the RSPCA has limited funds for proescutions, and cannot take every matter to court, personally, I think this is where the government should step in. They created the animal care and protection act, they should be the ones that take them to court.

Interested in vegan tattoos

Oh boy… It has been ages since I last posted something here.

I am still in the process of putting the monthly newsletter together, and unfortunately it is taking a little longer than I had originally planned.

In the meantime, I thought I would share this with you.

If you live in Queensland and are thinking about getting a tattoo, I have recently found out that a very good friend of mines partner has opened up a tattoo parlour in Maleny.

It is called, Kazuro Tattoos. They are located at ‘The Church’ 2/76 Maple Street, Maleny QLD.

At the moment, they are open Thursday afternoon to Sunday.

For more information, email infoATkazurotattoos.com

And they do use vegan inks, and have had a pretty hard time trying to source them from overseas too.

I will be heading up there shortly myself, and will be sure to post more info once I have been. 🙂

In the meantime…

While we are all waiting for me to create another post, I thought that I would add this for everyone to check out.

Here is the latest episode from Vegan Break, by Michelle Taylor Cehn.

Check it out here

Once again a long delay

Once again there has been a long delay in putting posts on here.

From April, there will be an updated list of places to eat vegan in Australia, starting with Queensland, and working my way through to other states.

I will also be adding in some of the more mainstream places that serve vegan food.

I am also working on putting together a monthly newsletter on some of the happenings within the vegan community in Australia and overseas.

A long delay

Well it has been a very long time between posts…

Not going to make excuses or promise that things will be different, cause who knows, in a few weeks time, they may not be…

Though, what I can say now, is that I will post as often as I can, and when I do remember to…