Angora Rabbit Shearing in New Zealand, $75 bucks.

You may’ve already seen PETA’s horrific video of live Angora rabbits being plucked in China (warning this video is very graphic). . The abominable treatment of these rabbits has caused shockwaves around the world and PETA has called on retailers and consumers to stop buying Angora products. New Zealand has got something of a reputation…

100% Pure NZ to Release Genetically Modified Frankenpossums

New Zealand’s 100% pure reputation took another hit today with the news that its conservation body is considering releasing generations of genetically mutated possums in to the wild. “The Department of Conservation is pursuing research into mutant possums which produce infertile male babies… One such tool being developed by Landcare Research and Otago University was…

DOC Fluffs Up 1080 Drop in Tennyson Inlet

In all the craziness of yesterday’s roastbusters stalker-media circus you may have missed the news about a small scale environmental disaster that was unfolding in Tennyson Inlet in the western arm of Pelorus Sound in the Marlborough Sounds.. We’ve spoken many times about the dangers of New Zealand dropping hundreds of tonnes of  1080 (a…

Greenwash NZ – Alarming “bee colony collapse” in the ‘Greenest’ country on earth. Updated Sept 2015

Sept 2015 update, sent in by a reader: http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/09/08/burts-bees-neonics-and-poisoning-our-food All fruit and vegetable samples (except nectarine and tomato) and 90% of honey samples were detected positive for at least one neonicotinoid; 72% of fruits, 45% of vegetables and 50% of honey samples contained at least two different neonicotinoids in one sample, with imidacloprid having the…