Activist Diaries

Dear Meat-Eater

I come in peace.  This open letter is for you, and if you know other meat-eaters, is for them too. I know, you are busy,...

For Five Years More

VEGANISM TAKES 5 YEARS OFF YOUR LIFE! The words, blazoned across my social media feed one evening, proclaimed that whoever oversees the analysing of...

The Most Terrifying Excuse of All

I have lost track of the number of debates I have had since becoming vegan several years ago. Having spent the previous years of...

Wild Horse Roundup in Colorado Criticised by Animal Rights Activists

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of the US state of Colorado is rounding up hundreds of wild horses in the north-western part of...

The Hardest Thing About Going Vegan

It’s not giving up cheese.  You probably love dogs. Or maybe it’s cats. Even if you don’t particularly like them I bet you think people...

Greyhound Racing Protest and Slaughterhouse Vigil

On the way to the sheep and bobby calf slaughterhouse today, a beautiful cello piece was playing on the radio. What is it about...

‘I’M SORRY FOR LAST WEEK’ – Slaughterhouse Vigil

Slaughterhouse Vigil, 25 July 2021. I have always believed there is much more good in human nature than bad. We are ignorant, yes; broken, yes;...

Gandhi, the Sheep, and Regan Russel – A Very Eventful Slaughterhouse...

Last night I watched Richard Attenborough’s 'Gandhi' on Maori TV. In an early scene, Gandhi as a young lawyer in South Africa, was opposing...
Image from We Animals Media

Greyhound Racing Protest – How Is This Okay?

Greyhound Racing Protest, 9 June, 2021 Today at our greyhound racing protest Lonia, Anna, Betty and I were joined by Rob McNeil, an animal activist...

When I See an Animal Suffering, I Suffer Too

I read yesterday that to be an animal activist is to go around all the time with a broken heart, and occasionally to be...

The Faces of Commitment – Slaughterhouse Vigil

Yesterday there were 31 activists (if you count two dogs, which I am) who had made the journey from other centres to support Whanganui...

An Eerie Sight at the Slaughterhouse

“It’s desolate at night”, Betty said when she arrived. She found me standing on my ladder trying to comfort the cows as pigs screamed...

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