Fireworks

Last year I wrote a short piece about fireworks and, of course, nothing has changed. This year I wore ear buds to listen to the radio and my highest rated ear defenders over the top of the buds. Incredibly, I could still hear some fireworks (although, thankfully, most of the noise was eliminated).

On the UK and Parliament petition website there is a petition calling for a ‘ban the sale of fireworks to the public. Displays for licenced venues only.‘ The petition has nearly reached A QUARTER OF A MILLION signatures. Please sign the petition and help us make a step forward in this area. Thank you.

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Please Help Save the Nightingales of Lodge Hill

Once again Medway Council is trying to destroy an SSSI, along with the beautiful-sounding nightingales, by having a housing development built. If the development goes ahead, no SSSI will be safe from development.

Please help save Lodge Hill and the nightingales:
https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/campaigning/protecting-wildlife-sites-near-you/save-lodge-hill

Thank you.

Action Alert: Independent Welfare Body to Protect Racehorses

Animal Aid has launched a petition calling on the UK government to create a new independent welfare body to protect racehorses from abuse and death. Please sign the petition and help spread the word. Thank you.

UK Racehorse Deaths – An Update

2007: 135
2008: 184
2009: 154
2010: 145
2011: 157
2012: 144
2013: 131
2014: 163
2015: 124
2016: 136
2017: 160
2018: 14
Total: 1,647 (in 3,987 days)

A racehorse dies every 2.4 days.

(Source: Racehorse Death Watch – the data collection started on 13th March 2007; data correct as at 9th February 2018.)

Wolves Do Not Kill for Sport: That is a Fact

I could not find a way to embed the video in this post and therefore include a link to the video:
https://www.nps.gov/media/video/view.htm?id=4BA01FEE-155D-451F-67A43CE086CA3C7F