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

Jacobs Ridge

Jacobs Ridge – Day Six (23.07.2019) 🇪🇸

We begun the day at a slightly later time of 7:30am, to which the (always exciting) morning dog walk commenced. Upon return, after another enjoyable dog walk with the canine companions, I prepared the animals' feeds according to the feeding rota in the shed and headed down to the field to issue the morning feed… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge – Day Six (23.07.2019) 🇪🇸

Jacobs Ridge

Jacobs Ridge – Day Five (22.07.2019) 🇪🇸

We headed for the morning dog walk at 7am. One of my favourite parts of the day, I loved being surrounded with multiple fur babies. The surroundings were stunning, as always, and I felt truly comforted due to the lack of noise and the absence of people. The sunrise was coming up and the views… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge – Day Five (22.07.2019) 🇪🇸

Jacobs Ridge

Jacobs Ridge – Day Four (21.07.2019) 🇪🇸

I woke up at the usual time of 6:20am, eager to start yet another fulfilling day. I got dressed and came out of my tent, welcomed to a stunning pink sunrise in the near distance. I then headed to the house to apply suncream and to brush my teeth. Amy and I headed on the… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge – Day Four (21.07.2019) 🇪🇸

Jacobs Ridge

Jacobs Ridge – Day Three (20.07.2019) 🇪🇸

I woke up at precisely 6:30am after an excellent nights' sleep, despite try significantly loud, yet joyful, Spanish music playing within close proximity and the horses' vocalisations adding to that. I got dressed quickly and headed to the house to freshen up before venturing on a morning dog walk. We walked the dogs at 7am,… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge – Day Three (20.07.2019) 🇪🇸

Jacobs Ridge

Jacobs Ridge – Day Two (19.07.2019) 🇪🇸

I awoke at approximately 6:20am to the distinctive ringing of my iPhone alarm. It was time for my first full day at Jacobs Ridge, and I was excited about what the day would bring. I enjoyed my first night of tent living, it was extremely cosy and spacious. I soon got dressed and headed to… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge – Day Two (19.07.2019) 🇪🇸

Woodlands Animal Sanctuary, Work experience/volunteering

Woodlands Animal Sanctuary (08.07.2019)

Monday 8th July will commence the start of my 4 day placement at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary, Ormskirk. Where I plan to be involved in all aspects of animal care and husbandry. Woodlands is an incredible sanctuary home to a vast collection of animal species. Including: Goats, donkeys, horses, hedgehogs and birds. They are a non-profit… Continue reading Woodlands Animal Sanctuary (08.07.2019)

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).