• DAY 266: A FLASH OF INSPIRATION FROM ANIMALS ASIA

    Jun 18 2013

    Last night I went to see a film by the incredible Animals Asia about bear bile farming. They do more work than almost anyone to end some of the horrendous animal welfare abuses in one of the worst places in the world to be an animal. It reminded me we all need inspiration from time to time. Read more about the horrendous bear bile industry here

    I met the legendary found, Jill Robinson – sweet and humble despite being recently voted one of the 50 most powerful women in China (yes, she’s a Brit). Everyone said I need to go to China otherwise I’d be missing the biggest welfare issue of our generation. Yes but I’m white and 6’4″ with no Cantonese/Mandarin etc etc.  Jill suggested I go and I’ll email her. How on earth I get access I simply do not know but I’d jump at the chance.

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    I haven’t forgotten about the badger cull but for now the shooting has not started. The government is no doubt waiting for the protesters to take their eye off the ball. They have a window of a few months and could start at any time. I’ll keep you posted.

    Next blog:  some photos from a friend of mine of another dog rescue centre

     

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  • DAY 198: WE DID IT! MANGO IS FLYING BUSINESS CLASS TO THE UK

    Apr 12 2013

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    MANGO IS COMING TO THE UK! 

    thank you…once again

    We’ve hit the target…and shot over it

    £1300 raised

    A new life for a small dog. The donations were going up nicely when we got blasted with a £750 donation from a pet lifestyle site called Petspyjamas in the UK taking us WELL OVER the target.

    Mango can now fly business class!

    Thank you to each and everyone one of you. Whatever your donation, big or small, you made this happen. I’m so incredibly touched. And a big  thank you to Petspyjamas, please take a look at their lovely site here, a totally unexpected donation.

    The royal reaction has already been positive

    The Queen is reportedly delighted

    Costs covered

    This money will now cover all of Mango’s medicals in Manila, the customs checks, her crate, the flights to London, the UK customs checks AND give Mango a lovely bed and toys in London.

    Any left over, if there is some, will be given back to Network for Animals who are doing amazing work trying to rid the Philippines of the dog meat trade. We are currently investigating if it might even be viable for me to go out again to escort her back safely…

     

    Mango is doing really well in Manila

    Mango is doing really well in Manila but looking forward to a new life in Britain.

    Here she is at her temporary residence with the mother of Network for Animals’ resident vet.

    She’s put on some serious bulk in a few weeks (gulp – we may need to get her a bigger crate still – check out those paws), apparently she has really come out of her shell and she’s had her full medical done and will be microchipped shortly.

    I’ll give you an update as to her health and expected return time soon. We expect it to take another few months

    THANK YOU SO MUCH AGAIN. YOU’VE GIVEN THIS DOG A NEW LIFE.

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  • Day 82: Off to India to help dogs

    Dec 03 2012

     

    Asia has a bad press for animal rights – is India as bad?

    Is India as bad as the rest of Asia for animal welfare? 

    Anyone with a passing interest in fluffy things probably knows that they don’t do so well in certain parts of Asia – unless we are talking fluffy dice, in which case those are abused all over Britain.

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