Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Blog action day - today!

A lot of people do not realise how well off they are until they look at 3rd world countries, and watch stories on the news about starving and dying people.

People around the world struggle to live, people are dying of illnesses that have no cure and are killing hundreds of people every year. A lot of people do not have jobs and the small number that do they are paid very little; barely enough money to feed a small family.

Most people own livestock and they couldn’t survive without them, they use the livestock to produce food, and as transport. Livestock (goats, donkeys etc) do not have an easy life either, not because of how they are treated but because the owners have very little money to treat the livestock well. Livestock such as donkeys are expected to carry a lot of weight each day. The owners have very little choice to do this because they can’t physically carry that much weight themselves. A lot of livestock becomes ill because of how much they carry each day, yet the owners can not afford to pay for medicine.

Just think of all the livestock suffering in the world because the owners can not afford the veterinary care that’s needed, by helping the people you are helped the livestock as well.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008


I'm off to London on Friday, one of the places I'll hopefully be visiting is the RGS (Royal Geographical Society). I've been looking on their website and came across this:
it looks really, really interesting. For a long, long time now I have wanted to take part in one of these meetings basically so I can put my feelings across which I wouldn't normally do. So hopefully.....I'll be able to go. There are a lot of things going on in the world at the moment and I would just like to think maybe if I say something it would help.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Big Cat Live

If you missed Big Cat Live last night you can now watch it over the next 6 days on BBC iPlayer. I've just finished watching it on iPlayer and I admit I found it that moving I did actually have tears in my eyes. Africa is a place I have longed to go for most of my life, yet I have never managed to actually get there. A dream would be to get a degree at university and to go and live in Africa where I can have a job in the environment.

Friday, 3 October 2008

Radio 2 mention

Not long now until Autumnwatch, just one month, and I can't wait. It begins early November for a wonderful 2 weeks.

Autumnwatch was mentioned on Radio 2 a few weeks back and it sounds like it's going to be a good one. Radio 2 is a good radio station for both natural and Geographical documentaries, I listen to it an awful lot, mind you I don't like any other radio stations.

Have a look at the following link