Must see documentaries on sustainability

Like many of you I didn’t have a clue about sustainability issues. It was never something that was taught in detail in high school and university so we thought we’d share some of our must-see documentaries on sustainability. They’re listed in no particular order because ranking them would be just too hard. Of course there…

Happy Father’s Day vegan gift ideas! Did someone say chocolate?

Have you ever told a non-vegan that you’re vegan? Do you get that look of pity from them as they interrogate your so-called ‘deprived’ food choices? Well with Father’s Day coming down under (the northern hemisphere has already celebrated Father’s Day earlier this year) we thought we’d touch on the topic of vegan chocolate. Everyone loves…

Science says goodbye to animal testing

Animal testing has had a long history dating back to the 2nd and 4th centuries with some Greek references indicating Aristotle performed experiments on animals. Animals have also been experimented on during early war times with many countries infecting animals with various diseases and transporting them into enemy lands in the hopes of spreading disease…

Recycling old mobile phones for the Mountain Gorillas

Could it be easier?  No doubt if you’re reading this you join us in the privilege of having owned a fair few mobile phones in your lifetime, most of which are probably gathering dust in a far flung corner of your house. So grab a few of those out and join the Humane Society International…

Thinking Out Loud Thursday: Future vegan jobs for meat industry workers

Welcome back to Thinking Out Loud Thursday! We want to start up important discussions about building an animal friendly and sustainable world, so comment below or let us know on twitter what you think about the above question. One of the most common arguments put forth to vegetarians and vegans is that getting rid of…

The Big Cat Initiative – taking steps to save animals from extinction

Big Cats such as lions, jaguars, cheetahs, leopards and tigers face a very real threat of extinction due to habitat destruction, hunting and other conflict with humans. The Big Cat Initiative was founded by National Geographic in 2009 with the aim of combating the decline in population of big cats globally. It all started in…

Government steps in to purchase Cattle Farm to save Great Barrier Reef

In an unprecedented decision a state government in Australia has bought a cattle station for $7 million in order stem extensive sediment pollution which has been exacerbating the effects of coral bleaching due to climate change. The sediment clouds the water, preventing photosynthesis which the corals need to recover. In remedying the effects of this…

Mission Rabies

Rabies is a serious health issue that results in over 55,000 human deaths in Africa and Asia each year and is mainly spread by rabies carrying dogs. For this reason, over 20 million dogs around the world are killed, with or without rabies. However, the World Health Organisation has said that studies have shown culling…