Although our main objective at Bonkerz Comedy Clubs is to make u laugh, we also realize that not everything is funny and/or should be made fun of.

For over 10 years, we’ve supported the Fred Hollows Foundation for the amazing work that they do around the world, we’ve also raised funds for the Rural Fire service of NSW. We’re also very passionate about health and animal welfare.

Below are links we believe, are an example of a few of those serious topics. We didn’t write the articles, we just found them to be interesting.  Just something to think about.

1. Processed Meat and its links to Cancer.

The first link is from the Australian Cancer Councils Website, this version, compared to the first version we saw on their site (which we could no longer find), seems to be watered down a bit.

https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/21639/cancer-prevention/diet-exercise/nutrition-diet/fruit-vegetables/meat-and-cancer/?pp=36593&cc=8125&&ct=35

This link, still from Cancer Council Australia, explains it a bit better.

https://wiki.cancer.org.au/policy/Position_statement_-_Meat_and_cancer_prevention#Processed_meat

This link offers the World Health Organizations (WHO) findings, takes the topic a bit more serious and offers alternative views

http://www.dw.com/en/no-it-is-true-that-meat-causes-cancer/a-18814721

2. Animal Cruelty (another perspective)

FYI: 3 Billion animals are slaughtered every year worldwide for meat. According to Ken Cook, president of the environmental working group(USA), he says and I quote” 70% of land for agriculture is being used for meat production, almost 1/3 of the entire surface area. That many acres producing pork, lamb. beef and chicken is completely unsustainable, If you assume the world population will grow to 9 billion people by 2050, there isn’t enough land, water and capacity for the earth’s atmosphere to absorb all the C02 and methane that would out of the agriculture” unquote.

Look at this: According to Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME)

To produce

1 kilo of beef you need 15,415 litres of water (serves 3 – 4)

1 kilo of Sheep you need 10,412 litres of water (serves 3 – 4)

1 kilo of Chicken you need 4,325 litres of water (serves 3 – 4)

1 kilo of Rice you need 2,497 litres of water (serves 25)

1 kilo of  (dry) Pasta you need 1,849 litres of water (serves 12)

1 kilo of Apples you need 822 litres of water (roughly up to 6 people)

1 kilo of Banana you need 790 litres of water (roughly up to 7 people)

1 kilo of Potato you need 287 litres of water (roughly up to 8 people)

1 kilo of Tomatoes you need 214 litres of water (roughly up to 12-15 people)

This link gives you another perspective about defining what animal cruelty really is (you’ll never look at another fundraiser, the same way again)

https://www.alv.org.au/articles/rspca-betrayal/

Dr Michael Gregor has warned an apocalyptic virus from chicken farms could wipe out half of the world’s population.

He said that diseases in poultry pose a greater risk to humanity than coronavirus, the Mirror reports.

Gregor made the prediction in his book ‘How To Survive A Pandemic’, saying that our dependence on eating meat leaves the world vulnerable to a pandemic happening again.

Thanks for your time.