The silencing of the lambs.

Lamusz joined our home yesterday, but the industry responsible for his birth silenced him within hours of arrival.

A frantic message hit the inbox. “Bringing a lamb, they’re really bad, be 15.” Not a second past fifteen minutes, a lamb was bundled through my front door, dwarfed by the massive green blanket wrapped around his frail body. He was limp, barely responsive, unable to stand. And as soon as I saw his beautiful brown eyes staring up at me I fell into a desperate love.

He was Lamusz.

Lamusz was found standing next to his…


“In the long run, the practice of solidarity proves much more advantageous to the species than the development of individuals endowed with predatory inclinations.” -Pyotr Kropotkin, Mutual Aid: A factor of evolution.

Sydney, July 2021.

If there is one thing that has become apparent since the arrival of Covid 19 (C19) in our lives, it is that society needs to change. The pandemic has thrown into stark relief the inequities of a social system that fails to provide for the needs of members of the community, not just to survive but to thrive. …


Chains and locks represent a theft of freedoms and autonomy. But on a cold morning in the forests of takayna, for me the lock and chain became something else entirely.

It was dark. The kind of dark unique to an ancient rainforest yet to stir with the coming of dawn. And it was muddy, forcing the five of us to zigzag our way through rutted tyre tracks carved by trucks and machines. Machines that had no right to be there. A shaft of light momentarily pierced the gloom, causing the chain around my wrist to glint in my peripheral vision…


Reports surfacing from the Van Dairy company relating to animal welfare and environmental issues come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the ongoing failings of this company, the dairy industry, and the state Liberal government.

CW: this article contains images and descriptions of cruelty to animals.

Image supplied to The Age & Sydney Morning Herald

On April 9 2020, images and reports were released by The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald regarding Australia’s oldest and largest dairy farm, Van Dairy Ltd. With their head offices located in Smithton, Van Dairy owns over 20 individual farms in Tasmania’s north-west, comprising of roughly 30 000 individual cows used in…


Swimming with a blue-ringed octopus opened my eyes to the wonders of cephalopods and helped me towards my future vegan self.

Blue-ringed octopus, Rick Stuart-Smith (source via The Advocate Newspaper)

In 2020 the critically acclaimed film My Octopus Teacher was released on Netflix. The documentary captured the relationship formed between Craig Foster and a free-living common octopus whom he visited in the kelp forests off the coast of South Africa. Viewers were treated to insights into the life of this octopus, as she learned to trust Foster and began to interact with him, even playfully on occasion. Also documented was her struggle to survive as a predator and as…


Mainstream veganism is an MLM built upon the cult of personality: there, I said it.

(no, this isn’t an excuse to not go vegan)

In September 2020 I wrote an article entitled Animal rights shit:” is activism over? This was in response to a mainstream celebri-vegan flippantly referring to online content dedicated to the liberation of other animals as “animal rights shit” as they pushed to attract more donations and funding from the broader vegan community. In the article I dissected how exploitative the mainstream vegan movement is of volunteer labour and resources, with influencers relying upon communal funding and events management to build their own platforms and associated fame.

Since then, things have become…


On August 22, 2020 the body of deceased 34 year old Ugandan asylum seeker Mercy Baguma was found in her Glasgow flat, after the cries of her malnourished 1year old son were overheard by neighbours. Baguma had lived in extreme poverty having lost her job after her right to work in the UK had expired, and was largely supported by friends and charitable donations of food. In the weeks leading up to her death, Baguma had repeatedly called Positive Action for Housing saying she had no ability to pay for food for herself or her son. Baguma’s extreme poverty has…


On August 22nd 2020 the body of deceased 34yo Ugandan asylum seeker Mercy Baguma was found in her Glasgow flat, after the cries of her malnourished 1yo son were overheard by neighbours. Baguma had lived in extreme poverty having lost her job after her right to work in the UK had expired, and was largely supported by friends and charitable donations of food. In the weeks leading up to her death, Baguma had repeatedly called Positive Action for Housing saying she had no ability to pay for food for herself or her son. Baguma’s extreme poverty has been directly attributed…


It’s that time of year again, when we look back on the year gone by in reflection whilst breathing a massive sigh of relief. Thank fuck that’s over. I think in 2020 many of us will be sighing harder than in years gone by.

Yes the calendar is an arbitrary construct and yes the changing of the date on December 31st does not in any way mean the struggles and conflicts of 2020 will magically disappear, nor that they only occurred within this year alone. …


In the early hours of the 24th of November 2020 a pen at Huon Aquaculture’s lease in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel caught fire, resulting in the release of 50000 4kg non-native Atlantic Salmon into the surrounding waters. This is just one more incident to add to the farmed salmon industry’s ever growing list of incidents involving environmental harms, and violence perpetrated against other animals including fish and seals.

Pen on fire, Huon Aquaculture 24/11/2020

Huon Aquaculture has asserted that the release of over 50000 large predatory fish into an area they are not native to poses little to no threat to local fish populations. They have repeatedly…

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collective liberationist, anti-speciesist theorist, and author living on mumirimina country, in lutruwita (“tasmania”).

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