Lock Up the Carnist Loonies: by The Vegan Shock Jock

A B'Older Vegan

It was no surprise when the the NZ Media Council didn’t find in favour of my complaint about Ryan Bridge’s inflammatory opinion piece against Vegans, titled KiwiVegan Loonies are Treasonous. Bridge is intent on making a name for himself via the shock jock route. But why should he have all the fun? Here is my shock jock piece in response to his (the link to his piece is at the bottom), which I have written in the same style as Ryan Bridge’s piece, and used many of the same words he has used.

OPINION: How do you know that there’s a carnist in the room? They’ll tell you how much they love bacon, as soon as they hear the ‘V’ word.

It’s a tired old response, but they still think it’s a good one, even in the face of all the yawns. Carnists find it difficult to see…

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December Days

There's an Elephant in the Room blog

The festive consumer extravaganza is in full swing here in Scotland. Wandering aimlessly in a supermarket, I see a myriad seasonal items depicting animals; curly-coated lambs, fluffy bunnies, pink piglets, yellow chicks and doe-eyed, long-legged deer delightfully adorning pyjamas, duvet covers and all sorts of consumer tat.

Meanwhile, only a couple of aisles away in the chilly miasma of the mortuary aisles are the dismembered and bloody remains of these very same sweet young creatures, the whimpers of loss, terror and agony that reflect what our species REALLY does, all conveniently swept under the rug of our collective delusions. Meanwhile, we cling to a distorted perception of ourselves as ‘animal lovers’.

A few shelves along, adorned in glossy wrappers and tinsel we find displays of dairy chocolate confections for which despairing and defeated mothers and their panic stricken newborns were torn apart for ever. We are never taught about this

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Total Liberation In the Age of the Anthropocene and Climate Emergency

A Must-Read by the amazing Dr. Steven Best. “We need new ethics, new values, new worldviews, and a completely new socio-economic system.”

Dr. Steve Best

Total Liberation In the Age of the Anthropocene And Climate Emergency

Steve Best[i]

The Global Crisis

I want to impress upon everyone just how serious the planetary crisis is at this moment in time, and what this likely means for the global struggle for animal liberation. We need to grasp the frightening novelty and uniqueness of the current era. There are two great facts with which we must reckon.

The Sixth Great Extinction Crisis

First, we are bringing about a sixth great extinction crisis: the last one 65 million years ago, caused by a huge asteroid strike in the Gulf of Mexico, which wiped out all the dinosaurs and 76% of all species. All the last 5 extinction events were caused by natural events, this one is being caused by human activity – by deforestation, agriculture, urbanization, road building, mining, poaching, overfishing, growth-based economies, and climate change. Now we…

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I pledge to eat a plants-only diet and to live by the following values:

Vegan Value #1- no animal shall be enslaved, confined, bred, owned, used, exploited, harmed, or killed

Vegan Value #2- all human beings are obligated to be responsible stewards of the natural environment   

Download a pdf file of “The Vegan Oath”. Print it, sign it, put it in a picture frame, and hang it on your wall.

Vegan Values

The Vegan Movement is attempting to transform human civilization into a responsible and honorable one. Vegans wish to evolve humanity to a higher level in which justice, equality, and nonviolence for ALL LIVING BEINGS becomes the norm. Humanity must mature and evolve into an intelligent species that nurtures and acts upon a deep, deep reverence for nature, animals, and the Natural World.

Don’t underestimate the importance and necessity of ALL humans embracing veganism NOW. Indeed, veganism is necessary to save the world.



Guardians of

Animals &


If you are not vegan, you are causing animals to suffer and die. And you are contributing to the end of life on this planet.

You eat animals because our sick society has programmed you to. You are mindlessly following orders. You have become nothing but a robot, an automaton, who thinks and acts according to the way you’ve been conditioned and programmed to think and act.

Grow up! Think for yourself! Face the truth that our society is wrong.

Stop paying to have animals tortured and murdered. Stop believing the lie that humans are omnivores. (The human species has no biological need to eat animals. We are biologically a plant-eating species.)






Two Ways to Eat a Vegan Diet

Veganism is not about diet or health. Veganism is about ending animal exploitation.

A vegan is a person who makes a lifetime commitment to live without exploiting animals. Eating a plants-only diet is a big part of that commitment.

So is a vegan diet healthy?

An animal-free diet is definitely healthier! The human species has no biological requirement to eat animals. And there are mountains of incontrovertible evidence that animal products cause all kinds of diseases and health problems in humans. Even small amounts of animal products can have adverse effects on one’s health.

So there is no doubt that removing animal products from one’s diet is healthier.

With that said, it must be understood that some plant-based foods are healthier than others. Plant foods that are in their most natural state– such as fresh fruits and vegetables, are far healthier than plant foods that are highly processed by humans, such as oil, refined sugar, and flour.

There are in fact, two ways one can eat a diet that doesn’t exploit animals- a Veganized Standard American Diet, or the healthier Whole Plants Diet.

For some people, the “Veganized Standard American Diet” is easier than the “Whole Plants Diet”. There are two reasons for this: 1. Most of us have eaten the Standard American Diet all our lives. So the food is familiar and we have a strong emotional attachment to it. 2. Man-made (processed) foods are highly addictive. We are literally physically addicted to man-made, processed food! That is why many vegans choose to eat the familiar veganized foods that look and taste the same as the foods they’re used to.

However, make no mistake… a processed plant food is healthier than a processed animal-based food.

Of course, if you want the healthiest diet, you must choose an unprocessed plants-only diet.

The Whole Plants Diet is extremely healthy. It has the power to cure and prevent disease, slow aging, and extend lifespan. It is the way our bodies are designed to eat. But for most of us, it is an unfamiliar and strange way to eat. But it can be done! Once you learn how to implement it into your life, it becomes a habit and eating this healthy and natural way feels very enjoyable indeed.

But veganism is about stopping the exploitation of animals. So which ever way you choose to eat an animal-free diet is good for the animals (and for Earth)!

Go vegan today… now. Live your life without exploiting animals. You will be a better and happier person for it.