Saturday, 21 November 2009

Know any meat eating 'environmentalists'?

Some interesting and thought-provoking facts below, courtesy of PETA's Animal Times. Click to enlarge (two separate images).

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Policies and the paper they're written on

We hate to complain about Aberystwyth University again, but we get a fair few emails on this topic, obviously people feel let down by the university's actions. We have had more emails, enough to add together as a new post. Wouldn't it be great if we could instead have positive posts about the university? E.g. they decided to preserve a greenfield site instead of building on it; or established a new wood; or instituted a policy of full consultation before any building projects; or halted expermentation on GMOs and their use of animals in vivisection?

Humans and other animals

We often hear 'humans' and 'animals' referred to as if they are separate things. However humans are a species of mammal: therefore we are animals in the same way that dogs, porpoises and rats are. However, few people stop to think about this kinship, or what our relationship really is, or should be. Sadly, in many cases, the relationship is to the detriment of other species, as these rare photographs of now extinct animals show.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

White Poppy Ceremony - 7th November

This year's White Poppy Wreath laying ceremony in Aberystwyth has been confirmed by the Town Council and will take place at 12 noon on 7th November at the War Memorial in the Castle grounds.