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Good planets are hard to find

The media is whipping up anti-muslim and anti-jewish sentiments today as it focuses on an article in the Veterinary Record by Professor Bill Reilly, ex-president of the British Veterinary Association. Controversially suggesting that some abattoirs might be refusing to stun … Continue reading

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Red kites – what a carrion!

This week, a red kite twice tried to snatch a woman’s dog as she walked in fields near her home in the Cookham area of Berkshire. She managed to scare it off, but the incident raises the issue of whether … Continue reading

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Exposing the truth about asbestos exposure

Commercial asbestos mines started up all over the globe in the late 19th century as the Industrial Revolution took hold. Before long, the asbestos business became a major industry employing thousands of employees. Company bosses enjoying soaring profit margins were … Continue reading

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Priceless

Female dolphins are referred to as “cows” in the same way as “bull” and “calf” are also used to denote the gender or age of large animals. Many dolphins, male and female, are certainly cash cows for the entertainment industry. … Continue reading

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Good planets are hard to find

Sneakily launched on July 25, just before the parliamentary recess, the Government’s proposals to reform the planning system have not been subject to a parliamentary vote. They’ve not even been debated in parliament. In fact, they’ve got no further than the … Continue reading

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World Malaria Day

Monday April 25th is World Malaria Day! I know some people disapprove of charities because they breed dependency. And if we give to charities, so another argument goes, governments may renege on their basic responsibility to use tax and aid … Continue reading

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The smile is just a Mirage

Dolphinarium advertisements invariably feature a “smiling” dolphin. But the implication that the hapless creature is enjoying its interaction with humans is a cruel deception – the “smile” is just a natural anatomical feature. At The Mirage Hotel ‘s “Secret Garden … Continue reading

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Good planets are hard to find

A little while ago, I wrote in this blog about the plight of the North American bison. Another symbol of native America, the Bald Eagle, is also facing a fresh threat today. The American Bald Eagle was officially adopted as … Continue reading

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Mosquitoes and Heart Trouble

I know some people disapprove of charities because they breed dependency. And if we give to charities, so another argument goes, governments may renege on their basic responsibility to use tax and aid revenues to take care of those who … Continue reading

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Good planets are hard to find

“What is the nature of a species that knowingly and without good reason exterminates another?” (George Small) The plains bison is threatened with extinction again. This iconic animal of the American West once roamed wild across the Great Plains in … Continue reading

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