Animals

The ethics of goat disbudding

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

Animals, Keeper for a day, Work experience/volunteering

Zookeeper for a Day (2019).

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).

Animals, Work experience/volunteering

Volunteering – Idlewild Animal Sanctuary

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

Animals, Work experience/volunteering

Volunteering – Little Owl Farm

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

Animals

Chester Zoo 31/05/2019

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

Animals

Veganism and recovery – cruelty free healing

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

Animals, Mental Health

Animal Therapy – The therapy extending beyond four walls

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

Animals, Keeper for a day, Work experience/volunteering

Blackpool Zoo – Zoo keeper for a day (2017).

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).