I recently became inspired by the work of PhD Student: Katrina Rosenberger who provided an incredible insight into the background of goat disbudding, with the justification that goats should not be treated like calves. I’ll link the paper here, be sure to check it out: Before I begin, I should probably touch upon what exactly… Continue reading The ethics of goat disbudding
Images taken at Chester Zoo (Chester, Greater Manchester) 31/06/2019. Rhinos Giraffes Lions Tapirs
Images taken at Blackpool Zoo, Lancashire. (29/06/19). Giraffes Primates Sea Lions Otters
Mum and I arrived promptly at Blackpool Zoo at 9am, following a smooth 45-minute drive, in preparation to be a Zookeeper for a Day. Much to my delight, we were the first on the car park (aside from the keepers!) and we excitedly cooed over baby rabbits hopping around the vacant area. I had previously… Continue reading Zookeeper for a Day (2019).
Where: Idlewild Animal Sanctuary, Conwy Valley. North Wales. When? September 2017 - Present. I began volunteering at Idlewild Animal Sanctuary in September, 2017. I opted to partake in voluntary work alongside my university studies. I sent a message querying about volunteering, and was soon invited in for an induction. Roles: The sanctuary remains close to… Continue reading Volunteering – Idlewild Animal Sanctuary
Where: Little Owl Farm, Oldham. Lancashire. https://m.facebook.com/LittleOwlFarm/#_%23_ When? February 2017 - Present. I began volunteering at Little Owl Farm in February, 2017. After an email and 3 bus rides lead me to finding myself at the farm for the first time. Roles: My roles at the farm include basic animal care and husbandry (Cleaning out,… Continue reading Volunteering – Little Owl Farm
I've been a regular, proud visitor of Chester Zoo from an early age. I became introduced to the Zoo during fulfilling and memorable family visits as I grew and developed and learned more about a variety of different animal species. I distinctively recall standing in awe, gazing at the towering Giraffes and becoming mesmerised by… Continue reading Chester Zoo 31/05/2019
In April 2016, I made the incredible decision of transitioning to Veganism. Something other than an Instagram fad, but a lifestyle always rising in popularity, involving love, peace and contentment. And, of course, joy for all beings. Standing out from my family, I had never been a keen meat eater. I would never opt for… Continue reading Veganism and recovery – cruelty free healing
Today I want to talk about a kind of therapy that is more than sitting in a room with a trained therapist. Animal therapy. As with each day that comes I am learning more about the benefits and uses of animals in people's daily lives and individual roads to recovery from various issues, meaning I… Continue reading Animal Therapy – The therapy extending beyond four walls
On the 19th November, 2017, I was lucky enough to have the wonderful experience of being a Zookeeper for the day at Blackpool Zoo alongside my beautiful cousin, Savannah. I would firstly like to point out that the experience was the most enjoyable, informative and well organised experience I have endured. And one I'd, wholeheartedly,… Continue reading Blackpool Zoo – Zoo keeper for a day (2017).