‘No fear, no pain’: What really happens to livestock when they leave Australian shores?

Feature Article by Olivia Nankivell ‘No fear, no pain’ is the mantra used by the Australian Livestock Exporters Council (ALEC). Yet the 60 Minutes investigation into live export negligence in early April shocked the nation, prompting calls for the brutal trade to be banned completely. More than two thousand sheep died onboard the Awassi Express…

Eco-Friendly Living: Reducing Waste

The average Australian produces nearly 650kg of waste per year. In order to reduce this amount, we need to think about specific ways to combat mindless wastage. I started to cut down on unnecessary plastic around a year ago; I realised that my laziness and ignorance was excruciatingly damaging to the environment. So, who generates…

Putting Stress Into Perspective.

After a super stressful end to the uni year, It's been wonderful to relax and ease into the summer break. [STRESS] - Now, I must admit, I'm not one to preach on this topic. At least a few times a year, I'll have a complete breakdown due to various obstacles in life. Luckily, most of the…

Essential Oils: Nature’s Multitasker.

Today's blog post is extra special as I'm having a chat with my sister, Charlotte! For a while now, she's been raving about essential oils. She uses them for just about everything! Every time I walk into her house it smells absolutely lovely. Not in a chemical-y way, but in a natural, earthy way. I, myself,…

For The Love Of Meat?

"I had no idea that there were any environmental factors that were damaging in meat production" "It's disturbing" "No one thinks about that sort of thing" "That picture is far from the supermarket" These were some of the responses after witnessing the extent of land clearing for cattle farming in central Queensland, Australia. Approximately 40 football…

Is A Cruelty-Free Future Possible?

It's an issue we refrain from thinking about when possible. We, as consumers, like to distance ourselves from the dark process behind the shiny products on the shelf. Convincing labels, innovative packaging and clever marketing often distract from the grim reality behind closed doors. According to Humane Society International, approximately 100,000-200,000 animals die every year…