3 reasons to care about the culture you live in

Hard work and some hate mail – you experience both when you care about the culture you live in and advocate for those who are harmed by the worst of it. So in the midst of busy days and full lives, why should we care about the culture we live in? Why not leave it to the professional activists, rather than getting entangled in difficult … Continue reading 3 reasons to care about the culture you live in

breadandjustice – there’s an app for that

By Ruth Limkin Graham Clarke is a friend. After reading my recent post about Tomic, he tweeted something very kind that made me laugh out loud, saying “A dose of @ruthlimkin is like stepping on my bathroom scales – uncomfortable but a worthwhile reality check.” It made my day. So, if you’re up for a dose of breadandjustice regularly, there’s now an app for that! It’s free, and … Continue reading breadandjustice – there’s an app for that

Dear PETA, please put some clothes on

By Ruth Limkin It’s a little known fact that William Wilberforce, who was the driving force for the abolition of the legal slave trade, also started the RSPCA.It’s one more reason I admire him so much. The mistreatment of animals is abhorrent, and as an animal lover, I find it distressing. It’s also sociologically disturbing, as we know that people who abuse animals are more likely … Continue reading Dear PETA, please put some clothes on

The right thing, not just something…

By Ruth Limkin If one is more concerned with being seen to do something, rather than being concerned with doing the right thing, disaster can quickly follow. The news coming out from the cattle industry is painting a horrific picture of the effects of the Federal government’s knee-jerk reaction to ban the live export industry overnight. Tragically, families and individuals are financially hurting as costs … Continue reading The right thing, not just something…

Of cattle and children

By Ruth Limkin It is a little heart-warming, and a little confusing, that Australians have reacted so strongly to the issue of the live export of Australian cattle to Indonesian abattoirs. It’s heartwarming because I am greatly distressed by animal cruelty. I believe we have a moral imperative to do our best to care for creation in all its forms. It’s a little confusing though … Continue reading Of cattle and children

Short, hairy, bulky… and depressed

By Ruth Limkin A heart-warming ending to a mysterious ailment has been reported today. The aftermath of Cyclone Yasi, and the closure of many tourist operations, had an unintended affect on the mental health of a wombat called Tonka. Losing 20% of his body weight, Tonka had his carers alarmed with his mysterious illness, and after extensive checks, finally discovered that the wombat was depressed … Continue reading Short, hairy, bulky… and depressed

Share a little love with an Aussie charity

By Ruth Limkin The silly season is now behind us, fading quickly from our minds but perhaps not so quickly from our waistlines. As the new year begins, we ‘re hearing much from retailers about their slow Christmas. However, spare a thought for Australian charities, who were likely the big losers last Christmas as Australians indicated they were less likely to make a charitable donation, citing … Continue reading Share a little love with an Aussie charity