Friday, 1 June 2007


EARTHLINGS is a feature length documentary about humanity's absolute dependence on animals (for pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research) but also illustrates our complete disrespect for these so-called "non-human providers." The film is narrated by Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix (GLADIATOR) and features music by the critically acclaimed platinum artist Moby. With an in-depth study into pet stores, puppy mills and animals shelters, as well as factory farms, the leather and fur trades, sports and entertainment industries, and finally the medical and scientific profession, EARTHLINGS uses hidden cameras and never before seen footage to chronicle the day-to-day practices of some of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit. Powerful, informative and thought-provoking, EARTHLINGS is by far the most comprehensive documentary ever produced on the correlation between nature, animals, and human economic interests. There are many worthy animal rights films available, but this one transcends the setting. EARTHLINGS cries to be seen. Highly recommended! Other languages and download at:

The things we all can do to save the plantet

Extract from the West Australian:

"Our environment consist of three main sections - water, air and land. Let's see what we can do in each area;


  • Reduce the amount of water you use, so precious clean supplies do not run out.

  • Prevent the pollution of water by not putting harmful chemicals, oils, waste, fertilisers and rubbish down drains or into rivers and teh ocean.


  • Reduce the amount of harmful gases that pollute the air.

  • Limit the use of fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas, which are non-renewable which can add to the impact of global warming.


  • Limit the amout of nitive plants removed or plant new ones. Plants help replenish oxygen, stregthen riverbanks, provide a habitat for native animals and reduce the effect of rising water tables wich can bring an excess of salt to the surface.

  • Reduce the amount of rubbish that makes its way to the tip. Some things will last a very long time in the soil and harmful chemicals from the rubbish can seep into the soil and get into your river systems if the landfill is not preperly treated.

Reduce, reusem recycle:

If you are going to remember any rule about saving the environment, it has to be the 3Rs. If you haven't heard about them, here's a crash course in the basics:


This is the action should always come first because it actually means less of teh bad stuff is gettin ginto the environment, and more of the good stuff is staying where it should be.

  • Don't be a drip- reduce the amount of water you use around teh home and in your garden.

  • You have the power- turn lights off when you leave a room and only use your air-conditioner when you really need it.

  • Limit traffic pollution by walking or cycling.

  • Reduce rubbish. Think carefully about what you buy and what you throw away.

  • Say NO to the plastic bags and packaging.


There are many things that don't need to be thrown out. They can be used as something else or be given to another person:

  • Pass it on - clothes, books and toys can be passed down to siblings or donated to charity

  • Storage solution- takeaway contairners can be kept and reused to store other items or taken to school as a luch box

  • Choose refill- many products like liquid had soap, laundry liquid and computer ink cartidges are now deigned to be refilled.

  • Paper caper- always write on both sides of the page and use leftovers as scrpt for making notes.


Recycling reduces the amount of new material that needs to be produced and it also saves energy in the production phase:

  • In the bin- recycling bins are now available in most parts of WA.

  • Make sure that you follow the guidelines on your recycling bins. Washing contairners before recycling is really helpful.

  • Buy recylced products like paper, and things made form recycled plastic.plastic. Sometimes even clothes are made form recycled plastic.

Plastic bags:

Plastic bags are one of the worst types of criminals around. They are often eaten by marine animals (they bear a striking resemblance to jellyfish) but the worst part is that the animal which eats it can choke, die and decay and the plastic bag is released back into the environment to do even more damage."

"Big plans" for Jindee

According to Wanneroo Times there are "big plans" for Jindalee:

"A proposed beachside village in Jindee, near Butler, will be built closer to the coast than other devolpments because the coastline includes a rocky headland.

Planing and Infraestructure Miniester Alannah MacTiernan said the developer would retain the beach and healand for pulbic to use to secure a continuous reserve along the coast.


Wanneroo Mayor Jon Kelly said while he was yet to see the final proposal, he was keen for the project to progress. The coastal village would include cafes, shops, accommodations and some high density residential development near a swimming beach."

And what about the Kangaroos and other animals that live there? And the native planst and bush?

No answer for that.