Thursday, December 30, 2010

Episode 42 For The Year 2011

Episode 42 For The Year 2011

The last episode for 2010!  I'm joined by Emmy James ( ), William Paul and Elizabeth Collins ( ) to talk about activism in 2010, 2011 and beyond!

Download here to directly listen  or better yet, subscribe to my show in iTunes and get ALL episodes as the come out automatically!

Intro song:
"Anthem for the Year 2000" by Silverchair, an Australian band with an on again off again Vegan lead singer, Daniel Johns

Monday, December 27, 2010

Urgent Message to all Honorary Invercargill Vegan Society members!

Please share!

Hello to all honorary members of the Invercargill Vegan Society!  I'm glad your "dark mark" burnt as specified by the dodgy guy selling them in that alleyway.

Soon I'm going to cover my hopes for the Invercargill Vegan Society in 2011, such as by doubling our ranks, with a SECOND member...

I'd love to hear from honorary members from around the world, to hear a report from YOUR "branch of the Invercargill Vegan Society"!

Please email me an audio recording of yourself talking for thirty seconds to a few minutes about what you're looking forward to, how you plan on speaking with others about Veganism!  If you could introduce yourself, your city, your country, and your hopes and dreams, that would be great!

I'd be ok with including reports from "large groups" (1+ members) who want to align themselves with our prestigious Invercargill Vegan Society.

I'll include these reports in a future episode for the new year.  Bonus points go to those who attempt my Southland accent for part of the report, with your honorary membership you gained the right to mock my voice :-)

doubleplusgood for those who quickly Google "Invercargill New Zealand", and include a fact about "our" region!   "so uhh, hey Jordan, how about that uhhh... "Tay Street"?  Really beautiful with the snow this time of year, right?  OH WAIT, no, sorry, thats right, its SUMMER there!..." :-)

My email address is ,  I'd really appreciate as many clips as possible, from as far away from Invercargill, New Zealand as possible! 

Lets put those other "Vegan Societies" and "Associations" to shame, because SURELY the Invercargill Vegan Society has members world wide, right?  She sure as hell doesn't have many here in Invercargill!  :^)

Please Share!

"humane" vs "sicko": A Tale of Suffocation

I see the "latest" OUTRAGE over "Animal Cruelty" is of a young man who recorded himself putting two kittens into a plastic bag, sealing them in, then using a Vacuum cleaner running in reverse to drain all air from the bag. He recorded them dying for others to watch and enjoy.

The Sun is no Wikipedia in terms of honest, impartial accuracy, I'm sure the event happened, although its reported of course in a highly inflammatory way, he's a "sicko", a "monster", building a "execution chamber", living in a "grotty" room, with a "bizarre" bed cover.

New Welfarist groups such as PETA promote Happy Meat, "we think its wrong to hurt and kill others, but you're too stupid to be treated as we'd like to be treated, you're too dumb to be Vegan, so uhhh, lets kill them this way, its a little better, its that made up word, "humane.""

Heres a PETA page, including video, for "Controlled Atmosphere Killing", of gassing Chickens to death:

"Since 2002, PETA has been urging major food retailers, such as McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Kroger, Safeway, and Wal-Mart, as well as the nation's largest poultry producers—including Butterball, Tyson, and Pilgrim's Pride—to switch from electric immobilization to controlled-atmosphere killing (CAK)."
"CAK removes oxygen from the birds' atmosphere while they are still in their transport crates. The birds are not "gassed" (i.e., asphyxiated); they die from lack of oxygen, or anoxia, which is a painless process."

How is this different to what one young man did to (I believe) two Kittens? We kill some 49 Billion Chickens each year, and this "CAK" is the new "humane" way to do it. Why the devil are "Animal Rights" groups promoting a NEW way to kill many tens of billions of animals, each and every year?

Its as easy to be Vegan as not, and its the least others deserve, not to be seen as a "it", or a "thing", but respected as our Friend.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Wild Rabbit Spotted! VIDEO

On the way to the Otakaro Park geocache, I also found a Wild Rabbit!

Want to see the shortest video of a Rabbit in recorded (ha) history?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Chickens Like Apples VIDEO

I've been promising more Chicken Friend videos for some time now, I have the raw files, its just a matter of editing and uploading :-)

I hope this delivers some of the promised "Tofu Steak"

Chicken Friends deserve 720 Fullscreen when possible :-)

And it just happened to be The Magic Number, 3:33!  Make a donation to No Agenda!

"Do you like Apples?" intro scene from Good Will Hunting

Hows this for an ending?

All the Cool Kids have a signature ending, quick, play along at home, how many of these do you recognise?

"If you are not vegan, go vegan. It’s easy; it’s better for your health and for the planet. But, most important, it’s the morally right thing to do."

"Go Vegan"

Ok, so "signature endings" are not so common that I could quickly name more than two offhand....but my inferiority complex is only matched by Kanye Wests sense of self worth.

I *only* have a blog, show and Vegan Society all of my own, its about time I got with the program and had "an ending" worked out, right?

How about this?

"Its as easy to be Vegan as not, and its the least others deserve, not to be seen as a "it", or a "thing", but respected as a Friend."

With the last "respected as a Friend" linked, when possible, to this very blog post (hi people who've visited!  talk about breaking the fourth wall, eh?), so that readers can hear this wonderful clip from Elizabeth Collins:

"They ARE our Friends" - Elizabeth Collins NZ Vegan Podcast


You're right Elizabeth, they ARE our Friends.  Its going to be especially fun if I say that to people unfamiliar with my accent, "dey rrrr rrrr frrrriendssss" :-)

What do you think of my ending?  I'd love to hear any improvements you may have!

Happy EVERY day!

I don't celebrate religious holidays, so I wish everyone a merry or happy EVERY day!

Our local Salvation Army, "the sallies" has help from Bowmont "Meats" talk about your "sacrificial lambs" eh?

Bowmont "Meats" is an interesting company, along with their "regular" "meat":
"just because you aren't keen on STALKING PREY through the bush doesn't mean you have to miss out on the WONDERFUL FLAVOURS OF WILD GAME.  John Corbett talks to those happy to step in on your behalf"

"stalking prey", why would we want to *stalk* anyone, to *prey* upon *victims*?

That (rhetorical) question is answered by the image "you dont have to miss out on the WONDERFUL FLAVOURS of wild "game" "

"“And taste is what it is all about in the end”."

And how could that moustache remind you of anyone else than Stalin?

"As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1."

This morning, December the 25th, I were reminded of how precious life is.  As I went out to see my Chicken Friends, I nearly stepped on the dead body of a Sparrow, killed by a Cat "for fun".  All a "game".

At this time of the year, when many celebrate the birth of some guy, lets consider how in the natural world, we all have but one life to live.  We are not like Cats, who apparently live nine times over, or this Jesus character who, like the Energiser Bunny, (or Duracell Bunny for those keeping it real) keeps popping back up, no, we are Sparrows.  We are uniformly pretty, walk on two legs, like eating bread and communicate through Tweets.

Mortal, non fictitious beings must band together!  Lets enjoy our own lives, and let others keep theirs.

Its as easy to be Vegan as not, and its the least others deserve, not to be seen as a "it", or a "thing", but respected as a Friend.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Intro "bumpers" wanted!

If you're an Abolitionist Vegan who listens to Coexisting With Nonhuman Animals, I'd *love* to have an intro "bumper" from you!

You'd just need to record yourself saying "hello, I'm (name) I'm an Abolitionist Vegan from (country), you can find me at (your website or facebook page OPTIONAL), and you're listening to Coexisting With Nonhuman Animals", then email it to me :-)

I'll then add the backing music, and its done!

There are so many people I'd be HONOURED to have intros from, its great to have as many voices on my show as possible, its a nice way to meet new people :-)

I currently have 15 intros that I cycle through for my show, the more the merrier!

So far, my Bumpers are from:

Sam Tucker, Food For Thought Radio
Hear Sam's bumper here

Elizabeth Collins, NZ Vegan Podcast
Hear Elizabeth's bumper here

Dr Roger Yates, Onhuman-Nonhuman Relations
Hear Roger's bumper here

Jessie Hume, New Zealand Vegan Society
Hear Jessie's bumper here

Corey Wrenn,  Roanoke Vegan Examiner
Hear Corey's bumper here

Barbara DeGrande, Veganacious
Hear Barbara's bumper here

Emmy James, Vegan For Life
Hear Emmy's bumper here

Lara Campbell
Hear Lara's bumper here

Jeffrey Coolwater Coolwater 4 Animals
Hear Jeffrey's bumper here

Michael Tiedemann A Voice 4 Animals
Hear Michael's bumper here

Conrad Rygier Tasty Vegan Meals
Hear Conrad's bumper here

Beatriz Batista Comprar Animais
Hear Beatriz' bumper here

Sam Bee Twitter
Hear Sam's bumper here 

Lucas Hayes Our Vegan Pregnancy 
Hear Lucas' bumper here

Mitch Bennett Earth Light and Color
Hear Mitch's bumper here

If you're an Abolitionist Vegan, I'd love to have a Bumper from you!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Episode 41 Invading to sell Stolen Breast Milk

Episode 41 Invading to sell stolen Breast Milk

iTunes RSS Feed issues (hopefully solved!), Canadians on my case all the time, Auckland Abolitionist Vegans Association, Overheating Dogs, IT IT IT, "chuck IT in the river", New Zealand invading other nations to sell stolen Breast Milk

Download directly to listen here or subscribe in iTunes :-)

Hello and welcome to another episode of Coexisting With Nonhuman Animals, a front for the Invercargill Vegan Society, and her ONE member!

I'd like to get back into the old, boring format of covering current news stories.  I'll still have "special episodes" where I go out of my way to BASH something or someone, but for now, lets cover the news.  I'll make sure to do it in a heavily slanted and unreliable fashion

Before I can begin, I must apologize to anyone, and by that, I mean pretty much EVERYONE who had my iTunes feed go nuts, cashew, pistachio, peanut, it went crazy.  It may have…it PROBABLY…started downloading every previous episode all over again, all forty of them, for that I'm sorry.  I've fixed some whacko iTunes RSS feed thing, with the help of listener and friend Ben, a great guy, Michael Jackson should write a song about you Ben, and anyway, the iTunes feed should be sorted now.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Latenight Geocaching helps promote Veganism!

So, deciding I wasn't quite reaching my "mad" potential, I decided to take up Geocaching, a sport which involves using a GPS receiver (like my iPhone) to track down a location to the metre, and then find a hidden "cache"!  Usually a plastic or metal container, inside will most likely be a log book to sign, and possibly some "treasure", the crappiest of crap plastic toys, keyrings etc.

After finding an amazing "nano" cache, a tiny MAGNETIC metal capsule with a tightly rolled up log inside :

"Stop The Flood" geocache Hidden magnetically on this memorial

Isn't she cute?  A tiny little magnetic, waterproof metal capsule!  By the rubber seal ring, it unscrews to reveal the paper log

I decided to find others in Invercargill, New Zealand

Monday, December 20, 2010

I've loved Birds all my life PHOTO

I've loved Birds all my life:
Jarney the Lovebird
Birds always have a lovely manner of drinking:

Friday, December 17, 2010

Black Chick "Fun in the Sun" VIDEO


Merry Christmas from the NZ Pork Board

Today I received this from The NZ Pork Board:

Now, I'm sure you were just as outraged as I that we never received a Hanukkah card from The New Zealand Pork Board!  Heads should roll for this kind of incompetence!  Thats the last straw, as an Animal Rights activist, I'll have to sell my shares in the NZ Pork Board!

And the colours!  Green on Red!  Is Johnny CLASH in your iTunes library!?!  What kind of MORON uses snot/mushy pea green for text anyway? 

What about Kwanzaa too?  Sure, I only really know about it due to Futurama, "Kwanzaa bot", but cmon!  

As an Atheist, I find their lack of Festivus cheer disturbing:

Being from Southland, a world renowned producer of AluminIum (dont get me started on that "a-loo-min-num" garbage), the manufacture of Festivus Poles will keep our economy moving, once the exploitation of nonhumans ceases in 2018!

Dammit McIvor, buck up your ideas, and get to work on the "Festive Season" cards!

Oh yeah, I nearly forgot, its pretty offensive to have sleeping (dead looking) Pigs with doodled on "santa hats" when your business is about KILLING many millions each year.  I see the red decorations along the border, cant you just imagine the stock cliché of "an Apple in the killed Pigs mouth"? 

Just changed my Podcast Feed

Please click your heels together three times and wish for the best!

Hopefully all my episodes will show up right in iTunes....  I just made a new blog, and will post all my new episodes in a different location from THIS blog, when you subscribe to iTunes, its no longer "talking" to

Lets hope this works....please Mr Jobs....because my hands are tired from typing.

If you spot anything suspicious, please inform Wal-Mart, and then email me , its possible my show may stop showing in iTunes correctly...

And then I'll cry!

*UPDATE*  Its possible that "all the new episodes" will try and download, I'm very sorry about this.  If nothing else works, please delete the "old" episodes you have, and let the new episodes that might download "replace them".  I'm very sorry for this inconvenience, but hopefully it will be smooth sailing in future! *UPDATE*

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My Show: "Always mad..." and in need of "Normalising"

Thank you to everyone whose shared by episodes and blog posts, I really appreciate your help in spreading The Word about Chicken Friends!

Here Dr Roger Yates left a fun comment:

Yes, I'm "mad" as in angry about the deaths of 56 Billion land animals each year, *and* "mad" in terms of insanity!

Thank goodness I bought a Quad Core iMac recently, even with an i7 CPU, it sure as hell gets a workout when "normalising" my show!

Thank you once more for sharing my show :-)  You're all most welcome to become honorary members of the Invercargill Vegan Society!

I plan on having plenty more videos of Chicken Friends coming soon, I'd really appreciate your help sharing those!  Heres the latest installment, where we find one Hen afraid of a Fork!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

On Chicken Friends and "Scary Forks" VIDEO

Have you heard of the documentary movie "Forks Over Knives"?

Don't believe them!  Forks are TERRIFYING!  Dont take my word on it, just watch my Hen Friend! If possible, watch in 720 HD Fullscreen :-)

We kill 56 Billion land animals each year, 49 Billion of those animals killed are Chickens (UN FAO 2007 PDF direct download ), my Chicken Friends are allowed to be afraid of Forks.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Episode 40 Speak Up! :-)

Episode 40 Speak Up! :-)

Animal Rights activism, Text vs Audio!  Also more from the Invercargill Vegan Society, Steve Jobs, Stephen Fry and flashbacks from "Scarface"

Listen Here or better yet, subscribe in iTunes! :-)

Hello and welcome to another episode of Coexisting With Nonhuman Animals.  Today, a long awaited episode about Good, vs Evil, Audio, VS Text, "Speak Up". Well, at least I'd been looking forward to doing it.

I should start off at first with a quick plug for the Worlds Number 1 Vegan Society, where numerical stature is based on number of members.  I've recently founded the Invercargill Vegan Society, IVS, its been great.  So uh, what did I do to "found" this high society?  Well, um, I got some "free", gouged on shipping, Business cards, and gave myself a title.  The cards have a pretty purple flower in the background, a stock image, which I thought would look great with Gold and Black Chicken Friends, in my warped mine, Gold, Black and Purple are complimentary. 

The cards read, "Sir Jordan W Wyatt, Invercargill Vegan Society, Founder, and "Dictator for life".  I needed an impressive sounding name, hence "Sir" and an initial.  Founder, yeah, well I got the thing going right?  And as for "Dictator for life", as I explained on a recent blog post,

I didn't want to get Steve Jobs'd, fired from a company, or in this case a Vegan Society in a small rural area known for stealing milk from forcibly knocked up mothers, by an evil board of Directors.  I'm sure when we get more than one member, that my next "trying to be a bigshot like I'm from Auckland or something" move will be to create a Board, with whoever else is in.  Maybe I should just keep it a Secret Society eh?  That way I'm not embarrassed by our membership roll being discovered, having a single entry.  Although, that DOES mean I get 100% of any money we find on the ground while doing public events, awesome!

There can be many Directors on the Board, but only one Dictator.  I wont be relinquishing my post any time soon, there'll drag me out kicking and screaming, or in a bag. 

Sunday, December 12, 2010

An iPhone (or iPod Touch) is an Activists best friend!

(excluding Chicken Friends)

I've mentioned recently getting business cards to hand out for the Invercargill Vegan Society, but most of my activism relies on digital media.

I would *die* without my iPhone.  An iPhone (or much cheaper iPod Touch) really is essential for activism!  They can easily, and "impressively" show photos, videos, emails, Tweets, Facebook, Applications....  Everything you could ever need!

My first approach is to talk about my Chicken Friends, that *all* animals are
special, providing a positive message for Veganism
I like showing other Abolitionist Vegans work, here we see The Vegan News,
where host Adam Kochanowicz visited the Peaceful Prairie animal sanctuary
part one   part two

I prefer light hearted videos, I keep "Lisa the Vegetarian" on my iPhone,
"Sir Paul McCartney!  We learnt about you in history class!"

On Being a Walking Vegan Information CentRE

Thank you to all the "honourary members" of the Invercargill Vegan Society!  If you are interested in joining, just add a supportive comment here:

I thought I should show you all my really neat wallet, from Fuffy Co, made from hemp and cotton, with nice Birds on the outside!

Inside, I've put two of my "I'm Vegan and I Love you" badges, from Herbivore Clothing: 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Birdman of Invercargill

I often get comments on my beautiful, gentle Chicken Friends,  expressing that *I* have somehow made them so nice, that I must shampoo and condition them, brush their beaks each night, tell them to gargle and floss etc,  that I must edit the videos to highlight their colours, that I must have *TRAINED* them to answer "uhh....and world peace?"

Why, no, not at all!  *This* is how Chicken Friends *are*!  If we are more used to seeing featherless birds, trapped in cages, dead corpses etc, well then, that is *our* doing, that is not how Chickens are!

If you like seeing my Chicken Friends, there are MANY more Chickens out there who need a nice home to live their natural lives. 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Kill and eat Animals, catch Herpes!

"Oysters suffer from herpes outbreak"


"A herpes virus has been revealed as the villain in the mysterious deaths of large numbers of juvenile North Island oysters.
The virus has been in New Zealand for some time, but combined with warmer waters, it's expected to hit the oyster crops hard for two years.
About 70 percent of these juvenile oysters are dead - and now after two months of worry, oyster farmers know why.
They've been attacked by a herpes virus, but oyster farmers say it's not as bad as it sounds, and if the oysters make it to adulthood, they are completely safe to eat."

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

MJcast, our new Michael Jackson show!

From listening to Coexisting With Nonhuman Animals, you may be aware I like Michael Jackson.  I was a fan *before* he were dead, seriously, where were all these "fans" during the allegations, the trials? 

My very good friend Andrew Blyth, of the Patriotcast, among his many other shows, decided to do a Michael Jackson show, for all the fans, to let us all know whats happening with new releases, as well as provide background on Classic Moments.

I'm glad Andrew has given me a vehicle to bash Joe, "its on Blu Raaaaaaaaaay!", Jackson, its great having other friends with *great* taste in music, especially when their taste in movies is lacking.


We hope you'll "tune in" :-)

iTunes Link

Monday, December 6, 2010

Invercargill Vegan Society Business Cards Arrive!

*UPDATE*  Currently we have ONE, count 'em, ONE full member, NINE "Honourary Members" who are Vegan, but currently "promoting Veganism in less civilised areas than Invercargill" ;-)  I like to think of it as the Invercargill Vegan Society being SOOOOO important, she needs separate locations throughout the world :-)  Consider yourselves "Ambassadors", with full Diplomatic Immunity ! Sign up in the comments below! *UPDATE*

Well, my Invercargill Vegan Society Business Cards, Magnets, mailing stickers and stamp arrived!

"I find the interplay of light and shadow accentuates the violet tone..."

Top Left: mailing sticker, Top Right: stamp,
Middle Left: Business Card (front), Middle Right: Fridge Magnet
Bottom Left: Business Card (rear), Bottom Right: Empty Space

Visit the Flickr Set to see all images

Now I've gotten cheap Business Cards, I think its fair to say the Invercargill Vegan Society is open for business!

I made sure to make myself "Dictator for life", so I couldn't be "Jobsed",  that future members could boot me out of my own creation.  Pretty clever for a dumb Southlander, eh? ;-)  No sir, if the board want me outta here, its gonna be a case of "leader in exile", ended by a beheading in Wachner Place, attended by Socialists.

I got this stationary from Vista Print, (NZ) I'd recommend them.  The business card option I went for were stock, thin card.  I decided on double sided printing, with "Albeit Mach Frei" , North Korean for "Afterburner allows Mach Three", or according to Wikipedia,

"literally "work makes free") is a German phrase that can be translated as "work will make you free," "work liberates"[1] or "work makes one free".[2][3] The slogan is well-known for being placed at the entrances to a number of Nazi concentration camps, including most famously Auschwitz I, where it was made by prisoners with metalwork skills and erected by order of the Nazis in June 1940."

I chose this as an allusion to Rain Without Thunder , my favourite movie from 1993 about Abortion in America, a lot of the "abortion-movies-from-'93" sucked,  or,  according to "The Experts", its also the name of a book?

"...If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning...."

I hope that by promoting Veganism, via the Abolitionist Approach of creative, nonviolent consumer education, the Invercargill Vegan Society, and her current single member can join other groups of dedicated Vegans worldwide to help nonhumans, by promoting Veganism as *easy*, as the *least* we can do for other animals.

By standing up for nonhumans, Chicken Friends included, we *can* change their status from being seen and treated as *things*, sold for a price, to being recognised as independent, free *Friends*:

 If you'd like to become an honorary member of the Invercargill Vegan Society, please leave a comment of support :-) 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Episode 39 Victory Accomplished

Episode 39 Victory Accomplished

New Zealand FINALLY has a "Factory Farming ban", after years of volunteers time, and millions of dollars, what have we accomplished?  "Paw Justice", an "anti- Animal Cruelty" campaign with a Gang aesthetic!  Who are the real "Animal Exploiters"?

I'm joined by three special guests, William Paul, one of those Vegans who promote Veganism, and in public no less, Emmy James of Vegan For Life ( ) and Elizabeth Collins, NZ Vegan Podcast ( )

Listen Here or Subscribe to my show through iTunes :-)

Friday, December 3, 2010

My last post, "funniest thing i've seen today" :-)

I've been told before that my blog was "funny", or was that "funny looking"?....  I forget, well anyway Tyler, I'm glad you found me "funny" ( or was that "funny looking" too....?) :

"...unrelated, here is the funniest thing i’ve seen today:
This Facebook ad is particularly heinous:
“IT’s” cannot sell “ITSELVES”, Chickens, and other animals, are most certainly not an “IT”, but *THEY*, *HE*, *SHE*.

And to sell their flesh, chopped up, possibly from multiple Chickens, for THREE DOLLARS FIFTY? Their lives are *priceless*
Heres something that Chickens are good at “selling”, that *THEY* are lovely, gentle animals, who love life, love each other, love *THEIR* human friends, that *THEY* love *THEIR* lives.
The least we can do for our Chicken Friends, and all other animals, is to respect *THEIR* individual lives, that *THEY* are not “things”, but other sentient beings, with just as much right to life as you or I.
They are why I promote Veganism.
i love so many things about this. chicken with a capital C. his attachment to his Chicken Friends (where does this come from?). he believes that his Chicken Friends love him. he proposes that Chicken life is as important as human life (!).
i wonder if he has blocked out ‘nature’, where foxes, raccoons, and dogs (which (“who”?) are all omnivores and therefore not “required” to eat Animal Friends) are all natural predators of chickens…or even better, that your Chicken Friends themselves are also omnivores with diets that can include mice." 

Glad you "love" my last post :-)  RE using an initial capital for animal names, I figure, if religious types get away with granting themselves fancy titles and "...papal infallibility", wearing big hats, and spelling their fictitious superman's name with an initial cap, why not let it spread to the other animals around us?  They've certainly showed more compassion than aforementioned superman-whose-granted-initial-capital-status!  More deserving of our respect, sure, laugh at me for having "Chicken Friends", better lovely little Birds (caught again!) who run to meet me each day than imaginary friends, no? ;-)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

"Chicken so tasty it sells itself"

I've never had a problem with dead bodies, I grew up going to family funerals, I've been a pallbearer numerous times, including the time I carried my bloated Uncles corpse, who died alone, and wasnt found for a couple weeks having been in the Australian sun, flown back home in a cardboard box, at the back of a plane.  Think about who else is with you next time you're on a plane!
I always buried dead birds just fine, and have watched Autopsy footage more times than I could remember.  Realistic footage such as The Animals Film and Earthlings dont phase me.

But there's really something HIDEOUS about the flesh of dead animals, the bodies of killed Chickens in particular really upset me.  Even before I met my Chicken Friends, the thought of people killing Birds was most offensive to me, the friendliest, communal minded animals known to mankind, who SING for crying out loud!  

I refuse to watch that "What Makes for a Grievable Life" video, and the flesh section of Supermarkets is more off putting than a morgue to me, for my job I've been throughout a few hospitals now, I've seen preserved body parts in jars, been locked in a walk in refrigerator filled with human blood and explored the Morgues, nothing on seeing innocent animals who've been KILLED for our pleasure.

This Facebook ad is particularly heinous:
"IT's" cannot sell "ITSELVES", Chickens, and other animals, are most certainly not an "IT", but *THEY*, *HE*, *SHE*.

And to sell their flesh, chopped up, possibly from multiple Chickens, for THREE DOLLARS FIFTY?  Their lives are *priceless*

Heres something that Chickens are good at "selling", that *THEY* are lovely, gentle animals, who love life, love each other, love *THEIR* human friends, that *THEY* love *THEIR* lives.
*THEY* also love Dustbaths:


Eating Falafel

And running to meet their Human Friend (ha!) each and every day:

My other videos can be found here

The least we can do for our Chicken Friends, and all other animals, is to respect *THEIR* individual lives, that *THEY* are not "things", but other sentient beings, with just as much right to life as you or I.

They are why I promote Veganism.

"VICTORY!!!" New Zealand "sow crates being phased out"

*UPDATE* this issue was covered on Episode 39 Victory Accomplished" *UPDATE*

Well, SAFE can finally hang Mission Accomplished across their Aircraft Carrier , "The Pork Board" have supposedly conceded, National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) have issued the Animal Welfare code of 2010.

"Pig gestation stalls (sow crates) will be phased out by December 2015, Agriculture Minister David Carter announced today.
He made the announcement at the release of the Animal Welfare (Pigs) Code of Welfare 2010 at Parliament today.
New Zealand Pork chairman Chris Trengrove said his organisation supported the phasing out and would collaborate with the Government and the National Animal Welfare Committee to help farmers.
The change would give New Zealand pork producers an opportunity to differentiate themselves against global competitors, he said."

I received an email from the Pork Boards Sam McIvor today,