I try not to be too political here on my blog (unlike in real life!) but I think this cause is one that everyone can embrace. Last night Four Corners showed graphic footage of Australian cattle being terribly mistreated in Indonesian abbatoirs. I couldn't watch it because I find even the thought too distressing, but I've heard that it showed the practices found there to be inhumane and some of them akin to torture. I think we all have a responsibility to change that. GetUp!, an Australian lobbying group are presenting a petition to parliament tomorrow to end live export immediately to Indonesia and later to the rest of the world. If you feel like me that something must be done please take two minutes to sign the petition with your email address here: http://www.getup.org.au/campaigns/animals/live-export/ban-live-export?t=dXNlcmlkPTc0Mzg4NixlbWFpbGlkPTc1
Or at least learn more about the issue.
(It was at 48,000 when I went there, what was it up to when you signed?)
I've been voiceless too this week, croaking my way through laryngitis. A bowl of pho with friends in Marrickville yesterday nearly did the trick but I'm still froggy.
Thanks to all who've left their links below, I've been really enjoying seeing all the amazing work coming out of the Brooch Swap, there's still plenty of time to add your link, its open for a couple more days.