Barefoot Warrior's blog
With the advent of the festive season of the year 2013 I decided to send my season wishes via FB and informedplanet.com. This is what I wrote just before the 25th of December:
"That long wished for and oft spoken message of Christmas can only ever come true, I believe, when each one of us decides, just for ourselves, to stop committing abuse.
Promise yourself never to abuse anything or anyone again.
reproduced here with thanks to mumbrella.com.au
A billboard for bodycare brand Ecoya, which features a naked woman straddling a horse, has been blocked from running on outdoor sites in Australia.
The Outdoor Media Association deemed that the ad – which was permitted to run in New Zealand – breached its code of ethics and did not treat sex and nudity with due sensitivity, and would be seen by children as well as its target audience of adult women.
The image is running on Ecoya’s website, with a number of others of naked women with animals. Ecoya’s New Zealand-based chairman Geoff Ross said he had also tried to run an image of a woman posing with an owl on Australian billboards. But that was also refused by the OMA.
I have always preferred to be naked. My late mother said snow or ice would not deter me and the story of a 2yo dancing naked in the snow in a chicken pen is oft retold.
Finding our way to the tropics of north eastern Australia in the late 70s was a dream come true and you would find me without clothes more often than not.
So has vegetarianism been the preferred lifestyle since the birth of my children in the early 70s. Is it not interesting how the added responsibility of children makes you re-examine the important things in (their) life? To maintain that lifestyle has not always been easy.
Now of course, my resolve is strengthened by an awareness of the detrimental environmental effects of all animal husbandry and, more so, by recognising the dehumanising and soul destroying effect killing and processing animals for food has on workers and consumers.
The positive side effects of my chosen lifestyle are many fold and it is easy to calculate the reduction in costs to my pocket and the environment.