07 June 2016

How Many Ducks Do People Kill Annually?

ducks, slaughter, food, meat,
The number of ducks people kill
People kill three billion ducks every year worldwide, according to statistics from the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation. See FAO Statistics Division: http://faostat.fao.org/site/569/default.aspx#ancor

07 August 2015

How Animals Came to be Abused

animal rights religion
Animal Rights and the Church
How animals came to be abused.

Harming People - Harming Animals

harm animals
Harming People - Harming Animals
If we harm people then we must justify why we arm them.
If we cannot justify our actions then we must not harm them.
Similarly, we must question our conduct with animals.
We must ask what humanity is doing to animals,
how should we and how can we do rights,
then act.

05 August 2015

Animal Fat

Animal Holocaust
We’re people living on fat.
Don’t care a billion beasts get splat.
Just want our grub and swallow it whole.
Filling our bellies our only goal.

We love fat, fat - and that’s that, that.

Man's Darkest Hour

Man's Darkest Hour
The animal holocaust came trooping by;
Everyone turned an eager blind eye
- to the horror.
Endless bundles of bloodless meat;
No one could say no to such a treat.
Was a show of human power
- and man's darkest hour.

24 July 2015

What are Subjects of a Life?

subject of a life
Subjects of a Life
We’re subjects-of-a-life:
Suffer pleasure and pain;
What happens to us is highly main.
Thus we make on you this solemn plea.
Treat us how you would be treated:
Unique beings in wondrous glory,
Each a dearly loved story.

Rights Explained

03 July 2015

Population Explosion Equals Mass Slaughter

meat animals
Population Explosion Equals Mass Slaughter

Our numbers increase pathological,
So we kill animals maximal, methodical.
But should we be willing
This ceaseless killing
Just pandering lust gastronomical?

18 June 2015

Pig Joke?

Pig Joke?
What squeeks and weighs over 100 million tonnes? All the pigs people kill in one year. (Data from Livestock and Poultry. US Department of Agriculture.)

05 June 2015

What is the Greatest Threat to People?

The Greatest Threat
The greatest threat to people is ignorance; the greatest threat to animals is ignorant people.

20 April 2015

What is the Animal Holocaust?

Animal Slaughter
Animal Slaughter
Here is a small sample of the literally billions of animals people kill, making the animal holocaust. Statistics from  UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO);  USDA, ‘Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade’; Watt Executive Guide to World Poultry Trend,s 2014Animal People News and the World Wildlife Fund.

A Goose Dies every 22nd of a Second

Geese food
Geese Slaughter
Every 22nd of a second someone kills a goose. People kill 700 million geese every year. Statistics from FAO: UN Food and Agricultural Organization.

28 March 2015

How Many Beef Cattle Die?

Beef Meat
Beef Meat
Every 10th of a second someone kills a beef cow. People kill 300,000,000 beef cattle every year (according to FAO and USDA, 'Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade). The more people there are, the more death they spew.

21 March 2015

How Many Cats Do People Eat?

cats people eat
Eating Cats
How many cats do people eat? People eat at least four million cats a year in China and surrounding countries. Data from Animal People: http://www.animalpeoplenews.org/03/9/dogs.catseatenAsia903.html

13 March 2015

How Many Horses Do People Kill?

Horse, Mule and Ass Slaughter
How many horses do people kill annually? People slaughter five million a year (for meat), according to UN FAO statistics. People also kill at least two and a half million asses and over half a million mules. All statistics from  UN FAO.

15 December 2014

11 December 2014

Who Kills Millions of Pigs Each Week?

Pig Slaughter
The Great Pig Slaughter
Who kills millions of pigs each week?
And what squeaks and weights over 100 million tonnes?
The answers are in this illustration.

What is the Great Pig Sorrow?

pigs meat

A pig in despair tore his hair:
“A billion dead pigs is unfair.
It’s a porcine tragedy,
A moral catastrophe.
Doesn’t anyone bother or care?”

28 November 2014

How Friendly is the Fur Coat Trade?

Fur trade - fur coats
The Fur Coat Trade
How Many?

How many lives in a fur coat?
Many times your largest banknote
Add rejects not making the grade,
Trashed by the friendly and pleasant fur trade

“Does society need to know?
Cruel-blooded stats don’t make them dough.
“Silence!” our motto; we’re afraid
Not to seem a friendly and pleasant trade."

So coats are simply things to sell;
The beasts in them “ne’er suffered hell”.
Countless uncounted beasts betrayed,
Cashed by the friendly and pleasant fur trade.

24 November 2014

Limerick: The Human Flaw

Humanity Crisis
Humanity in Crisis
There once was a species almighty,
Its actions were useless and flighty:
Climate change and pollution
(over-population, environmental degradation,
species extinction, resource depletion...)
It ne'er made a solution.
The species did crash very mighty.

22 November 2014

The Noble Unnumbered

The Noble Unnumbered
A poem about Life and the Noble Unnumbered - dedicated to animal rights activists and environmental activists, after The Charge of the Light Brigade, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
Life’s in need, life’s in need,
Life’s in need deeply.
Life’s a joy and wonder,
T’is a crime of man to plunder.
Forward, the Life Brigade!
Our charge? To lend life aid.
We’re the unnumbered!

Advance, the Life Brigade,        
To force man’s crime forbade.
Abused, razed, eaten,
Each living life suffers
To oblivion or extinction.
Life we love so well,
Our foe flings all to hell!
For life we thunder,
We, the unnumbered!

Onward, the Life Brigade!
Shall we strain dismayed
‘gainst overwhelming power
To blot, wreck, destroy, devour?
Ours not to be afraid.   
Ours not to be a swayed.
Ours but to be a blade.
For life we thunder,
We, the unnumbered!

Critics to the right of us,
Critics to the left of us,
Critics in front of us.
Battered by words that sell,
We dodge, foil, repel.
But destroyers and slayers,
Beware our scorning sabres.
For life we thunder,
We, the unnumbered!

Our dealings? We are fair,
Violence we do forswear;
Our morality is of care.
We inspire, motivate
And gladly labour,
Rightly and strongly,
To save all nature.
For life we thunder,
We, the unnumbered!

When will life’s glory fade?
Not while fights the Life Brigade.
Honour life’s glory,
Magnificent wonder!
Honour the Life Brigade,
Noble without number!

11 November 2014

What is the Animal Rights Motto?

Animal Rights Motto
Animal Rights Motto
Animal rights motto: The greatest threat to people is ignorance; the greatest threat to animals is ignorant people.

10 November 2014

Consider the Tarantula

The Sixth Extinction
Consider the tarantula: Poecilotheria metallica. Problem: habitat destruction. Range: India. A tiny part of the Sixth Mass Extinction of life on Earth.

03 November 2014

Why Are We Earthling?

Earth Earthling
We are Earthling
We are natives of Earth; we are Earthling.
We say concord and conflict are sanguine.
All peoples and creatures
Are Earth-warming features.
That's why we rejoice being Earthling.

30 October 2014

Think Before You Bonk

Human Population
Seven Billion Plus and Counting
Think before you bonk your wife.
Every baby knackers life.
Nature's sick and subjugate,
Pulverised by human weight.
Dying forests, dying seas, the lot.
So please don't make another tot!

22 October 2014

Gaia and Species Extinction

gaia Earth

There once was a planet with Gaia.
Humanity wrecked it entire.
It had species galore.
None exist anymore.
The whole was reduced to a pyre.

Gaia: the biosphere as a self-regulating living body optimising temperature, oxygen and chemistry for life to flourish. 'In less than 100 years one third of living species may be extinct.' (World Scientists' Warning to Humanity.)

18 October 2014

How You Can Think Like an Animal

animal thought
Think like an animal!
Can you think like an animal? Do animals think? To think like an animal do this. Suppress the stream of words constantly running through your head by repeating to yourself a short phrase or tune - it is difficult to maintain but keep going for as long as you can. Now you can think like an animal. Explore your feelings and non-spoken thoughts.

14 October 2014

Speciesism? No Thanks!

Speciesism and Specismo
Specismo? No thanks! Let's not be speciesist. Specismo is Italian, meaning speciesism, and a nippier way of saying speciesism than the tongue-twisting English word. It's pronounced 'speh-chis-mo'.

13 October 2014

Do Animals Have Souls?

Do Animals Have Souls?
Plato said souls live in the ultimate reality. Society absorbed this idea when the early Church adopted the concept. The soul has thrived ever since. But what about the souls of other animals? And how can an incorporeal soul connect with its material body? The most compelling answer is that, as atheists say, the soul is purely an idea.

07 October 2014

Sherlock Holmes: What is His Darkness?

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes? What is the darkness of Sherlock Holmes? He beat animals to death. "Sherlock Holmes was beating the subjects in the dissecting rooms with a stick to verify how far bruises may be produced after death. I say him at it with my own eyes." (From 'A Study in Scarlet' by Arthur Conan Doyle.) Sherlock Holmes was a vivisectionist with a passion for pains-taking knowledge.

How Does Humanity Play With Nature?

climate change
Humanity Playing With Nature
How does humanity play with the nature? The climate and biosphere.

What Happens to Women as they Age?

Boobs and Belly
Boobs & Belly
She was beginning that age in life when her belly protruded further than her boobs. A connection with vegetarianism.

26 September 2014

Should We Keep Bowled Goldfish?

How Do You Keep Goldfish?
A bowled elephant
Bowled goldfish go mad. Bowled fish can't hide from prying eyes, search for food, or explore crevices. Water bowls can't carry enough oxygen, the sun drives it out, waste accumulates. Goldfish need masses of plants for oxygen, to hid in and explore, plus gravel for digging, and other goldfish. A bowel is no place for a goldfish. Would you bowl elephants?

What Activities Can Animal Rightists Do?

animal rights activism
Animal Rights Activism
What can anyone do in animal rights? Here are 20 activisms that animal rightists can do.

25 September 2014

Why Do Pet Cats Play With Prey?

Cats and Mice
Why do pet cats play with prey? They don't. They're simply prolonging the chase because they enjoy it so much. Pet cats don't usually eat their prey because they are raised to eat canned food and are too well fed to be hungry. Are cats or people to blame? People compound the offence by buying factory farmed pet food. Cats aren't cruel, just unthinking. Cruelty is a human concept.

12 September 2014

We Lived in an Animal Holocaust

Animal Holocaust
Wake up! We live in an animal holocaust.  Every year worldwide people kill at least 50 billion chickens, one billion pigs, 35 million fur bearers, 300 million beef cattle, 40 million lab animals, 500 million sheep and goats, 130 million tonnes of fish...and lots, lots more. Plus they drive countless wild species to extinction. This is an animal holocaust that almost everyone is perpetrating.

05 September 2014

Animal Rights Poster

Animal Rights
Animal rights poster

Use this illustration as a poster for your animal rights work!

Should We Always Question What We Know?

question knowledge
Always question
Always question what we know, understand what we don't know, keep a healthy scepticism about what people tell us, and constantly question our beliefs - especially when we think we are right! A hard thing to do.

03 September 2014

Should You Dine at Restaurant Factory Farm?

Factory Farm
Dine at Restaurant Factory Farm
Dine at Restaurant Factory Farm for you evening of animal overcrowding, drug saturation, breeding evils, mutilation and environmental rot.

28 August 2014

Cats in China

Cats in China
China Cats
The Chinese take our fur by the millions and cook us alive to eat. Not a good time to be a cat in China.

27 August 2014

Should We Believe Absurdities?

Absurdities - Atrocities
Voltaire, Absurdities and Atrocities
Should we believe absurdities? Voltaire said ''If we believe absurdities we shall commit atrocities'. Think of the Nazi mentality and the mass murder that followed. Now think of  people's assumptions about animals and how we treat animals.