The Cruel and Wasteful Practice of Shark Finning
Humans do some horrible things to animals but shark finning would have to be one of the worst. Shark finning is the practice of removing a shark’s fins, which are used to make shark fin soup, while the animal is fully conscious. As shark meat is of little value to fishermen, once the fins have been removed the shark is discarded back into the sea where it eventually drowns. Shark fin soup is a traditional dish of Chinese and Vietnamese cuisines. While it used to be very expensive and reserved [...]
The Choice CluckAR app
If you find buying eggs confusing you’re certainly not the only one. The federal government’s review of the standards for labelling free range eggs, which was completed in March of last year, was supposed to simplify things and help to ensure that consumers get what they pay for when buying eggs but unfortunately the demands of the big egg producers won out. The new standards allow for eggs from hens stocked at up to 10,000 per hectare (or 1 bird per square metre) to be labelled free range, which is [...]
The New Free Range Egg Standards: What Do They Mean?
Government ministers met yesterday to decide on national standards for free range egg labelling but unfortunately the agreement they came to falls way short of what animal welfare groups and consumer group Choice were hoping for. The new standards agreed upon state that: Eggs produced by hens stocked at up to 10,000 birds per hectare can be labelled as free range. Egg cartons will have to display stocking densities. Hens must have meaningful and regular access to an outdoor range. Why do these standards fall short? Well firstly a stocking [...]
Kinder Kids: Fostering Good Relationships Between Our Children and Our Dogs
We are thrilled to introduce our guest blogger Laura Vissaritis, a qualified dog behaviourist and trainer based in Melbourne. Laura is an expert in behaviour modification and has successfully helped countless owners and their dogs across the world. In this blog post Laura provides us with some fantastic advice on how we can foster good relationships between our kids and our dogs. When it comes to our children’s education, dogs are the best teachers! From responsibility and care to kindness and empathy, there are countless things our children can learn [...]
Australia For Dolphins
In this week’s post we’d like to draw your attention to the incredible work of Australia For Dolphins (AFD) and their efforts to protect these wonderful marine mammals, which according to some scientists are so intelligent they should be given the same status as humans. Experts say it is now time for dolphins to be treated as ‘non-human persons’ after research showed their brains have many features associated with high intelligence. A study carried out by Lori Marino, a zoologist at Emory University in Atlanta, used MRI scans to map [...]
We’re back!
Hello again. After a longer than expected hiatus, we’re back with a new look logo and website – we really hope you like them! We’re so pleased to get back to what we love doing, which is providing you with recipes, product reviews and lifestyle tips, which we hope will inspire and empower you to live and love life in an animal loving, cruelty free way. We want to share with you 3 fantastic books, which we think would make ideal gifts for your animal-loving friends and family. Do Unto [...]

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