Terrastendo is the blogging site of environmental and animal rights campaigner, Paul Mahony.
I am trying to convince people of the need to treat climate change and other environmental threats as an emergency. If we do not, then catastrophic conditions are inevitable for current and future generations.
I also want to open people’s eyes to the horrific cruelty we impose on other animals, and the need to respect their right to exist without any need to fulfil the desires of humans.
Here’s some background:
- Co-founder of Melbourne Pig Save.
- In 2009, I prepared Vegetarian Victoria’s submission to the Victorian State Government in response to its Climate Change Green Paper.
- My question on animal agriculture and climate change finished second in polling for The Sunday Age newspaper’s 2011 “Climate Agenda”, and prompted an article prior to the close of polling and another subsequently.
- Dozens of letters published in major metropolitan newspapers.
- I recently released the booklet “The Low Emissions Diet: Eating for a safe climate” in conjunction with Vegan Australia and Vegetarian Victoria, featuring recipes from The Kind Cook.
- My work has also been featured on the websites of New Matilda, A Well-Fed World, Viva la Vegan, Rabble (Canada), Bayside Climate Change Action Group (BCCAG) and Locals Into Victoria’s Environment (LIVE).
- Featured in the book “Guarding Eden” (2015, Allen & Unwin) by Deborah Hart, which focuses on climate change activism.
- On expert panel of Australia’s Meat Free Week campaign in 2014 and 2015. (I withdrew in 2016 due to concerns over the direction it was taking.)
- Presented to organisations and groups such as: The Greens; Sustainable Living Festival; Australian Climate Action Summit (workshop session); University of Melbourne (“Enviro Week” and Engineers Without Borders’ “Speakers Night”); Monash University; RMIT University; The Animal Activist Forum; Rotary; Probus; U3A; insurance industry seminar groups; and climate change action groups.