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Animals For Christmas

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We know the phrase, “a puppy/kitten is for life, not for Christmas” but still hundreds are received as gifts every year and many are taken to shelters or worse, abandoned.  What can we do to help these little guys? Read More

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I’m An Animal Get Me Out Of Here!

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Trophy hunting sent us in hysterics but when it is for our own entertainment we turn a blind eye. What does this say about us as a nation of animal lovers?

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here is a show I was obsessed with when it first started back in 2002 (being 14 at the time) but in the latter years I started to step back and change my perspective. I now watch the thousands of insects and arachnids thrown onto celebrities, 40 snakes squeezed into a small glass tank, celebrities crawling through rat tunnels and live animals eaten for entertainment.

So here is the question; Do we not consider foul treatment of invertebrates, reptiles and small mammals abuse or are we purposefully ignoring the signs for our own entertainment? Read More

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Animal Therapy – Does It Work?

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Animal therapy is the use of animals as a means of therapeutic relief for a group of individuals. Animal programmes such as this are by no means a modern concept, having even known to have dated back to the 17th century, whereby horseback riding was used as a remedy for neurological disorders and low morale (Hines & Bustad 1986). Read More