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October 26, 2019

Laying hens are perhaps the most desecrated animals on earth. Trapped for life in intolerably small confinement, their lives  are not worth living by anyone’s standard.

There was however, a glimmer of hope for them in September 2018 when the Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) proposed a draft Chapter for hen welfare globally that highlighted the importance of hens being able to carry out their core natural behaviours. Scientifically proven to be vital to their welfare, these behaviours included the ability to lay their eggs in a nest, to fora...

August 25, 2019

This Size 7 pair of shoes occupies a floor space that is identical in size to the space allowance of a laying hen in a battery cage, namely:  450 sq cm.

When we put on our shoes in the morning, let us be reminded on a daily basis that if we eat eggs, we should buy only certified free range eggs.

By doing so we set another hen free from torment. Or we can eliminate eggs from our diet altogether.

OPEN LETTER TO:

Mr Luyanda Mahlanza...

August 31, 2018

Will lions ever be left alone to just be lions?

Who are we to determine their future?

Why the need to consistently justify hunting the ‘King of the Jungle”

Why do we as humans feel the need to make ourselves more superior than other species on this planet?

It’s simple … MONEY!

Money and a lack of ethics and integrity has clouded our judgement.

I ask these questions and raise these simple points, as a concerned mother of two – with fears that our wildlife will soon be no more.

I am by no means an expert on wildlife – I am simply a South African citize...

December 6, 2016

Let us reduce cholesterol and bloatedness this festive season by eating lots of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are important sources of many nutrients, including anti-oxidants, potassium, fibre, phytonutrients, vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium. They have a very high content of fibre and water. It is a good way of keeping us regular and definitely the best way to detox. Fibre makes us feel full for longer; it is a healthy way of losing weight.

Starter: Sweet Potato and Kale Delight

Ingredients

2 whole medium to large sweet potatoes
...

December 1, 2016

Teaching a nation to eat correctly, saves a nation. That's why it is so important to understand nutrition. 

Plant versus Animal Protein

Some primary functions of proteins in our bodies are:

1.Proteins are building blocks of our bodies. They repair worn out tissues e.g. when we are injured they help mend injured tissues.

2.Proteins are involved in the creation of some hormones e.g. insulin a hormone that regulates the level of sugar in our blood.

3.Proteins are also involved in the transportation of oxygen e.g. haemoglobin is a protein that transpor...

November 15, 2016

My area of interest is the use of antibiotics in animal farming.

What are the main benefits of using antibiotics in animal Farming?

  •         They minimize the transmission of infections from animals to humans

  •         They allow farmers to have more animals per square meter thereby reducing the cost of raising the animals, which means that consumers can buy their meat products at affordable prices.

What are the harms caused by the use of antibiotics in animal farming?

The consta...

November 8, 2015

Document for discussion produced by Tony Gerrans of the Humane Education Trust and behalf of Compassion inWorld Farming (South Africa) on 10 October 2015

 

Introduction
This briefing paper will argue that modern industrial intensive livestock production methods need to be understood as significant producers of anthropogenic climate change emissions. Any efforts to mitigate such emissions need to address the structure of the current food system. In addition, there are pressing public policy issues of food security, ethics, human health and concer...

November 6, 2015

With all the bad press about meat, one can’t blame supporters of the meat industry for being defensive! But when they resort to a non-scientific justification for not curbing our consumption of meat, one has to ask: Is this the tipping point where vegetarians and vegans gain the upper hand?

 

In his recent article in The Conversation, Prof Voster Muchenje and his co-author, PhD student Yonela Njisane, argue that misconceptions about meat and its affect on health need to be tackled head on. “Human beings were born omnivores. Meat has been part of...

October 2, 2015

Today is World Day for Farmed Animals. Despite the devoted efforts of activists around the world, it will likely pass again this year with little mainstream public awareness.

 

Yet modern animal ‘farming’ practices constitute not only one of the world’s most pressing public policy concerns, but also what the Guardian newspaper this week called ‘one of the most pressing ethical issues of our time.’

 

Since the end of the Second World War, there have been significant changes in the way mankind produces and consumes food. Increasing demand for meat h...

September 12, 2015

 

Agriculturists and scientists say that with the help of technology, we should be able to squeeze another half-a-glass of milk out of the world’s dairy cows every day.

In doing so, the world will not have to double the number of cows by 66 million, in order to meet the global demand for milk that is predicted by 2050.

 

 

In turn, they say, not having to breed a further 66 million cows, will save the world...

  • 747 million tons of feed

  • 1 570 180 sq km of farmland (roughly the size of Alaska)

  • 2,4 trillion litres of water (the annual...

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