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‘Whisky and Smoke’ dining experience

On Saturday 20th July, North Byron Hotel will host an open-fire event ‘Whisky and Smoke’, where chef of the moment Pip...

Two in hospital, including officer, after perilous arrest

A Northern Rivers man wanted for arrest and an officer trying to arrest him are both in hospital after a disastrous encounter in the early hours of the morning.

Appeal following alleged assault – Tweed Heads South

Police are appealing for assistance to locate two men following an alleged assault in Tweed Heads South.

Developer may destroy up to 1.5 million indigenous artefacts in Lismore

Land and Environment Court accepts Uncle Mickey Ryan as party to the case after Lismore Council fails to defend Aboriginal cultural heritage of North Lismore Plateau.

Byron’s foreshore future – a closer look

Plans for Byron Bay’s foreshore are on exhibition until July 31 – Council staff propose options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal of the carpark around the pool and Fishheads restaurant. 

Cartoon of the week – July 10, 2024

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Desmond Bellamy – PETA Australia

The news that the government has released its latest national greenhouse-gas inventory report on the eve of the football grand finals was met in the press with some cynicism. The report showed that our emissions had risen yet again, making it unlikely that we will be able to meet the Paris Agreement targets.

What’s most concerning isn’t the timing of the release but the devastating impact on agriculture, which it says represents 14 per cent of Australia’s emissions, and has risen to 73.7 million tonnes, an increase of 2.1 per cent over the same period the previous year. This figure doesn’t even take into account the contribution of animal agriculture to transport, electricity, processing, and waste emissions.

The United Nations has stated that there needs to be a global shift towards vegan eating to alleviate the worst impacts of climate change, and these numbers confirm it. It is the easiest way for us all to do something about greenhouse emissions. If you stop eating animals, the farmers will stop breeding, confining, tormenting, and slaughtering them. You can reduce your footprint with your knife and fork and spare over 200 animals a year from immense suffering in the process.


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