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 – Final Day (28.07.2019) 🇪🇸

My time at Jacobs Ridge had quickly approached its end. I had the most incredible time spent with some of the most inspirational and kind people, and beautiful animals. Before leaving for the airport, I went on my final morning dog walk, changed the animals' waters and spent quality time with them. Barney (one of… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge – Final Day (28.07.2019) 🇪🇸

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Jacobs Ridge – Day Seven (27.07.2019) 🇪🇸

It was my final full day at the ridge. I was excited to fulfil another day in what set out to be a vegan paradise before venturing back to The UK. 7:30am commenced our usual morning dog walk. Julian, Rachael and I took the dogs and ventured nearby the peach trees before heading back to… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge – Day Seven (27.07.2019) 🇪🇸

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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) 🇪🇸

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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) 🇪🇸

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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) 🇪🇸

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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) 🇪🇸

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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) 🇪🇸

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Jacobs Ridge – Arrival (18.07.2019) 🇪🇸

The day had finally approached. It was time for me to volunteer in Spain for a week, and emotions were running high. Especially for my Mum, who was very tearful given the challenge I was about to embrace.  My first solo flight was a success. I wore my Autism lanyard with pride as I sailed… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge – Arrival (18.07.2019) 🇪🇸

Autism

Autism spectrum – First solo travel experience & tips!

On the 18th July 2019, I travelled abroad alone for the first time to partake in more overseas work experience at an Animal Sanctuary in Murcia, Spain. And I plan to return home on Thursday 25th July. Being Autistic, this can be challenging - Dissimilar surroundings, new people, loudness. Nightmare. I used to be unable… Continue reading Autism spectrum – First solo travel experience & tips!