Resolutions for a greener new year

Sometimes we need an excuse to make changes in our lives, and the new year is the best excuse of all. I've been scouring the net for ideas on how to live a better, greener, more eco-friendly existence in 2016 that will hopefully benefit the environment or, at the very least, do as little harm … Continue reading Resolutions for a greener new year

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Will the plastic bag charge in England make any difference?

From 5th October, if you go into a supermarket in England and fill up your trolley with the weekly shop, you better hope you brought your own bags with you. From now on, any shop in England with over 250 employees will have to comply with a new law to charge 5p for every plastic … Continue reading Will the plastic bag charge in England make any difference?

Humans Have Cut Down More Than Half The Earth’s Trees… So Far

I haven't blogged in a few months - I've moved house, started a new job, then helped my mother move house. So it's been very busy and stressful. There's been some hideous animal stories I've missed out on discussing in that time. I'm starting some volunteering soon, which will take up a lot of my writing … Continue reading Humans Have Cut Down More Than Half The Earth’s Trees… So Far

Cheeky Blogging Award

Sorry I haven't written anything for an entire month - I've moved house and been without internet. I'm pretty chuffed to have been nominated for the Leibster Award! And I'm doubly flattered that the nomination came from a blogger I have a lot of respect for. So thanks, My Veggie Life, for the chance to take … Continue reading Cheeky Blogging Award

Canada Heading Towards An Animal Testing Ban

I recently had a debate on WP with someone about the issue of testing cosmetics on animals. Instead of offering logical, unbiased arguments, this person eventually chose to ban my comments from their post, a pretty cowardly and insecure act from someone who claimed I lacked confidence in my position. Luckily, I'm too self-assured and … Continue reading Canada Heading Towards An Animal Testing Ban

Shabani the Handsome Gorilla

I kind of get it. I can see how you might think a silverback is sexy - they seem to be made entirely of muscle. But what do young Japenese women find so attractive about Shabani, the famous hunky gorilla of Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens? It's his brooding good looks, and the fact that he's … Continue reading Shabani the Handsome Gorilla

Reluctant Yulin Dog Meat Festival Aftermath Post

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

The Sixth Mass Extinction Event Is Definitely Underway

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

UK Fracking Threat Resurfaces

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

Random Acts of Wildness Challenge

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