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 exactlyContinue reading “The ethics of goat disbudding”

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 viewsContinue reading “Jacobs Ridge – Day Five (22.07.2019) 🇪🇸”

Autism – Late diagnosis, the process and my reaction

I was diagnosed with high-functioning Autism in 2016, aged 19. Originally referred to as Aspergers Syndrome. Laura… I think you might be Autistic. I had no knowledge surrounding Autism. I believed my Therapist had confused me with another patient.  I succeeded through two nurseries, two mainstream schools (Primary and Secondary), and had recently finished myContinue reading “Autism – Late diagnosis, the process and my reaction”

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”

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 byContinue reading “Chester Zoo 31/05/2019”

Second year – Growing, learning and finding acceptance

I’ve done it. This morning I sat my final Exam (Conservation Practice) meaning that I’ve successfully completed my second university year, and what an incredible year it’s been! I believe that whilst first year was both an enjoyment and a success, my admiration for university life has increased significantly this year as I’ve become moreContinue reading “Second year – Growing, learning and finding acceptance”

Florida: Day nine and ten 🇱🇷

Our final day in Florida had rapidly approached, after what had been an incredible, memorable and fun packed venture with the most wonderful group of people who I expect to be friends for life. The experience left me feeling both blessed and hopeful, whilst remaining optimistic for future experiences abroad. I can’t wait to beContinue reading “Florida: Day nine and ten 🇱🇷”

Florida: Day eight 🇺🇸

The sun was gleaming down on what was set to be the hottest day we had encountered throughout the duration of the Florida trip. I was still suffering the (often confusing) effects of jet lag gained from both a combination of travelling and a significant different in time zones between The US and The UK.Continue reading “Florida: Day eight 🇺🇸”

Florida – Day seven: Part two 🇺🇸

After the talk we received from Jerry, we were quickly divided into two groups after stepping outside to enable us to carry out two different activities throughout the refuge. This allowed us to smoothly alternate between the activities we were occupying at the time. I noticed various resources during my visit at the reserve, evenContinue reading “Florida – Day seven: Part two 🇺🇸”

Florida – Day seven: Part one 🇺🇸

We arrived at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, a non profitable organisation located in South-West Florida, at 8:15am. After an hours drive was required to reach our destination. The Wildlife Refuge is located on Sanibel Island, in the Gulf of Mexico, Southwestern Florida and is compromised of 6400 acres. We are a nonprofit that financiallyContinue reading “Florida – Day seven: Part one 🇺🇸”