• DAY 296: RESCUING 7 BABY TORTOISES. DO SEVEN RIGHTS CORRECT ONE WRONG??

    Jul 17 2013

    Some better news. After feeling like such a dick-head for dumping a tortoise into a flowing stream my own guilt got me to go to another awful jungle market.

    I know that seven rights don’t correct a single wrong but can I please get some points for saving seven little babies?? Bill Oddie eat your heart out. Actually, don’t, that would be too weird.

    And so awful to see the baby pigs in wicker tubes. I sooo wanted to release one of those but felt that  dropping them into a stream or taking them back to my hotel room would not be productive. So f**king sad …

     

    These little piggies went to market. Baby pigs being sold for food. Sorry for poor picture quality, taken somewhat undercover.

    These little piggies went to market. Baby pigs being sold for food. Sorry for poor picture quality, taken somewhat undercover.

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    Don’t even ask. Some sort of wild jungle cat…or domestic cat???

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    Living lizard-reptile-beast thing waiting to be bought.

    Living lizard-reptile-beast thing waiting to be bought.

    Feeling a bit happier now that I've rescued something properly. Or have I...god only knows.

    Feeling a bit happier now that I’ve rescued something properly. Or have I…god only knows.

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  • DAY 294: RELEASING WILD ANIMALS FROM JUNGLE MARKET GOES A LITTLE WRONG

    Jul 14 2013

     After releasing a number of animals from a market in the middle of the jungle I’m wracked with guilt as to what happened to the poor turtle I put in the stream – or was it a tortoise??  I am such an idiot

    Is this a lesson in how we should be more compassionate…or simply how good intentions can be a dangerous thing?

    I once asked an expert for a very quick lesson in first aid in case I was in an emergency. He refused to give it to me on the basis that a little knowledge may be worse than no knowledge. It would be like arriving at a car crash with a box of sticking plaster and some string. Now I think I know what he meant…

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