Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Something...happened to me last night...

I was looking at an image of how Steve Jobs deals
with those who lose his precious iPhone prototypes when....


 Suddenly my fingers flew across the bank account details swam through my mind...there was a crack of lightning, my Chicken Friends starting crowing and clucking from the back garden....but what
had been done could not be undone.

See attached screenshot.

I'm so nervous....

Sunday, April 25, 2010

White Poppies, ANZAC Day

White Poppies, ANZAC Day

Hi, welcome to an unusual episode of, well, its not really Coexisting With Nonhuman Animals , I just wanted to talk about ANZAC day, war in general, and White Poppies. Today, the 25th of April is ANZAC day in New Zealand, today New Zealand remembers our dead from previous wars.

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

"Blood Found On Burger Wrapper"

Well, who would every imagine that "blood" could be found with a meat product from Burger King?

Outrageous! I've left a comment mentioning that Vegan burgers contain NO blood.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Episode 25 Animal Rights and Wrongs

Episode 25 Animal Rights and Wrongs

Hello and welcome to another episode of Coexisting With Nonhuman Animals.

I've had some great feedback on the last episode, saying that it was my best episode ever. I suppose thats because the others set the bar pretty low eh? I hope I don't disappoint you with future episodes, this one included, like a roller-coaster, after the big increase in perceived quality, its all downhill from here.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

NZ Vegetarian Society Asking For Welfare Reform

I received an email from the NZ Vegetarian Society, RE the calls for larger cages/banning *CERTAIN* cages used for keeping pigs for their meat.

Dear Members,

We are emailing you to ask if you have made a submission yet regarding
"Your Say Matters - Say no to pig cruelty" Campaign.

We feel it is important that we support SAFE in their Campaign and hope that our members will find the compassion and time to also help them in this area of animal welfare as well. Submissions must be made before April 16th - here is the e-card to sign online at:

National Executive

National Vegetarian Centre
NZ Vegetarian Society Inc
P O Box 26664
Epsom, Auckland
Ph / Fax 09 523 4686"

Why would an actual *VEGETARIAN* society ask for welfare reform when it comes to "meat animals"? Why would the Meat Boards care what Vegetarians want them to do, its not like a Vegetarian will buy their product!

Animal Welfare reforms are not what we should be promoting. We should promote Veganism, to help all our animal friends.

Episode 24 A Knife Through My Brain Isn't Humane

Episode 24

A Knife Through My Brain Isn't Humane

Hello and welcome to another episode of Coexisting With Nonhuman how this would normally begin. But, in my frustration with uploading errors, I accidentally deleted my script after recording! Doh!

This episode, I talked about Welfare groups promoting "Happy" Meat".

Websites mentioned:


Aryn's blog

Aryn's official website!

My other podcast shows!

iTunes Links:

PatriotCast iTunes (NEW):
The Jay & A Show:

Thursday, April 8, 2010

"A knife through my brain isn't humane!"

I decided to make a clip from the Close Up show covering the "outrage" over boiling a lobster to death.

This is essentially the Animal Welfare position, in a few seconds.

I coined a new phrase, well, at least *I* will use it :), "A knife through my brain isn't humane"! I'd love to see it on stickers, shopping bags etc!

Click to see fullsize images (I really dont know why blogspot makes things "word wrap" the way it does! Sorry that the images are "cut off"!)

Please promote Veganism, not only is it what the animals would ask for, what they would want, its what they *deserve*.

Four wonderful websites to learn more about Veganism

I'd love to know your thoughts.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Episode 23 "humane lobster killing", Rabbit hunting, Crafar on the dole

Episode 23 "humane lobster killing", Rabbit hunting, Crafar on the dole

Hello and welcome to another episode of Coexisting With Nonhuman Animals.

This episode I have three stories. One about rabbit hunting, another chapter in the Allan Crafar Saga, the man who owned 20 dairy farms and had starving animals slowly dying, who had polluted rivers with animal waste, who owed 200 million dollars to banks, that Allan Crafar. The last story, possibly the largest is about a supposed outrage about how a lobster was killed on a New Zealand cooking show.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Wild Mouse goof spotted in James Bond Movie

I found this "goof" while watching the James Bond movie "Die Another Day", I took a screenshot of what seems to be a mouse during a furious car chase.

I cant be certain that it is a mouse, but what else could it be? Its physically moving, its not rubbish being blown about, it cant be a speck of dirt etc on the film, I'm sure its a mouse?

The mouse (by the rewind/play buttons) runs across the centre towards the Aston Martin as it turns at roughly 1:37:15-16.

The fate of the mouse is not shown.

What a strange thing, after checking IMDB, many "goofs" are mentioned, but nothing of this mouse. Its pretty obvious, to me, is it just that nobody cared much for a little mouse?

I also took a video screenshot using the FREE Mac utility "Capture Me", I was thankful for the developer's work and made a small paypal donation. You can see the frame by frame video here:

I'd love to know what you think, do you agree that its a wild mouse on the set? Or am I an Idiot, who's more worried about a wild mouse than an epic car chase?