I wanted to avoid writing about the Yulin dog meat festival, as social media has been buzzing this last few weeks with haunting images of dogs and cats crammed into tiny wire cages, on their way to an inhumane slaughter. I don't need to argue that the boiling, beating and murder of stolen beloved pets is … Continue reading Reluctant Yulin Dog Meat Festival Aftermath Post
According to new international research conducted by the Stanford Woods Institute, human activity has prompted the beginning of the Sixth Mass Extinction event recorded on earth, threatening to wipe out hundreds of thousands of species, including humans. Professor Paul Ehrlich offers what he claims to be a "conservative estimate" of species loss due to human behaviour, … Continue reading The Sixth Mass Extinction Event Is Definitely Underway
Lancashire County Council is set to decide whether to permit fracking tests on several sites on the Fylde coast. If Cuadrilla are successful in their bid and are able to carry out their tests in Lancashire, they may be able to begin a new application for commercial fracking in the UK. Fracking has been in the … Continue reading UK Fracking Threat Resurfaces
I'm taking part in the Wildlife Trusts June challenge: 30 Days Wild. Hoping the weather will improve to make things easier. Some photography in the garden was all I could manage in the first week, but I took a trip to RSPB Minsmere in Suffolk at the weekend, which was fantastic. Here's a few photos … Continue reading Random Acts of Wildness Challenge
Today is the United Nations' 'World Environment Day' 2015 project: the WED theme this year is "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care." The well-being of humanity, the environment, and the functioning of the economy, ultimately depend upon the responsible management of the planet’s natural resources. And yet, evidence is building that people are consuming … Continue reading ‘Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume With Care.’ – Happy World Environment Day!