Can We Feel Our Planet Dying? Philip Wollen Can!

This was recorded at the Wheeler Ethics Centre in Melbourne.  Peace is the presence of justice. He believes another world is possible.

Philip Wollen is a real voice speaking out about the unspeakable cruelty of humans towards animals in their quest to satisfy their demand for food, energy and a lifestyle that is not sustainable. He uses language to equalise the reality of what animals go through which we discard as they are only animals.  I used to drive past the sheep trucks and I try to look into the eyes of the sheep.  I also look into the eyes of birds and other animals even trees as living beings.  

He speaks of ‘feeling’ a subject I cry out for as well.  It is in our indifference to life on earth that she dies without us knowing. As we are not walking through the slaughter houses or looking at chickens in cages or seeing fish transformed into pellets for livestock.  We don’t see the CO2 emissions, the endless industrialisation that just thinks of expansion and its survival whilst the planet lists and turns in convulsions of climate changes.  I feel it.

I am thankful for men who actually feel about our beautiful world. I was beginning to lose hope that people care.  Philip is one who does.  He is a passionate speaker let’s hope his words are not just entertainment but catalyse real change in those listening.  Who is deeply listening?  I see the world feelingly as well.

Animal rights is the greatest social justice issue he states.  $600 million vegetarians in the world.   He provides some thought to replace food!

Some facts:

  • Meat kills human beings.  Zero meat in the healthy human diet.
  • Water is the new oil.  Underground aquifers millions years to fill running dry. 50,000 litres of water to make 1 kilo of beef
  • 1 billion hungry, 20 million die malnutrition.  Cutting meat by 10% will feed 100 million people. 
  • Eliminating meat will end starvation forever
  • If everyone ate a western diet need 2 planets.
  • C02 – poor countries sell grain to the west why their own children starve in their lives, we feed it to live stock so we can eat a steak.
  • This is the perfect storm.  Weapons.  Not a rogue state it is an industry.
  • 90% of small fish ground up to feed livestock.
  • The oceans are dying 2048 all fisheries are dead.  The lungs and arteries of the earth.
  • Billions of chicks ground up alive simply because they are male
  • 7 billion live today we torture and kill 2 billion sentient beings every week.  
  • 10,000 entire species wiped out every year
  • facing 6th mass extinction in cosmological history
  • crime against humanity
  • Axis of evil is the weapon of mass destruction based on what we eat.  
  • Meat causes cancer



Mohandas Gandhi

“Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong”