A Pound of Flesh - Vegan/Vegetarian Survey - Monday 15th February
My friend Rico, who used to be a committee member of the Vegetarian and Vegan Society of Queensland, has put in a HUGE amount of effort if a new survey just released today. Newspoll Sydney radomly selected 1202 people to find out how many Australians are vegan or vegetarian along with what these people's attitudes to animals are. Voiceless helped fund the survey and it's been a labour of love for Rico. I am one of the media spokespeople for this press release.
My adventures in Melbourne and the vegan food along the way
THURSDAY: My best friend since year 9 at high school, Trent married Katie over the weekend. So myself and the family all went down to Melbourne for the wedding. I was in the bridal party and it was an action-packed weekend. We left on the Thursday morning at 9:55 and arrived in Melbourne airport at 13:15, the weather was fine, a bit of a breeze, but not too bad. Checked ourselves into an apartment on Toorak Rd, Hawthorn East and went for a wander. That night I caught up with some of my old JB work friends who were originally from Melbourne, Brooke and Maree. There were 8 of us: Maree, Brooke, my sister Lou and her fiance Ben, Mum and Dad as well as Ben’s friend, Hannah. We went to Vegie Bar, Brunswick Street, Fitzroy which is one of my favourite places to go when I’m in Melbourne. Now, it’s always busy at the Vegie Bar, but it was overly busy this night. We hung out at the bar for awhile and half of us were seated – due to it being busy we had to split up. But not too long after the others were also seated not too far from us.
EXPERIMENTATION EXPOSE Most people believe that experiments on animals are necessary, but they are not. Non-human experimentation continually falls short of providing accuracy, predictability and applicability - criteria that defines real science. There are many rewarding human-based methods that provide accurate and usable information about our diseases and their cures.
In the name of science, these sentient beings are mutilated, burned, poisoned, gassed, electrocuted, all within the law. Many different species of animals are used for cosmetic, pharmaceutical, chemical, psychological, radiation, military, space and weapons research. The vast selection of animals include dogs, cats, monkeys, mice, rats and even birds. However monkeys, chimpanzees and apes are favoured for having the behaviour most closely resembling humans, therefore a large majority of my focus for this article will be on primates.