Nov 152017
 
POLL: Should legislation be enacted to make Britain "Fur Free"?

Animal advocates have continued to work towards a world where fur isn’t fashionable, but even with a growing list of victories that include designers ditching fur and bans on fur farming, faux products are still causing big problems for animals. The Humane Society International UK (HSI UK) and Lush Cosmetics have joined forces to launch […]

Oct 032017
 
POLL: Should there be a worldwide ban on fur farming?

We don’t typically get to follow the lives of individual animals who are killed for their coats. Now, a short film is offering us a harrowing glimpse into the short and tragic lives of three fox siblings who were born, raised and killed on a fur farm. The film, Fur: A Lifetime, which was just […]

Apr 222017
 
POLL: Should there be a worldwide ban on fur farming?

When I campaigned for animal rights as a teenager in the 1980s, anti-fur campaigners produced an iconic poster. Alongside an image of a smartly dressed woman holding a bloody fur coat was a cracker of a slogan: “It takes up to 40 dumb animals to make a fur coat. But only one to wear it.” […]

Sep 102013
 
Summer Wildlife in Japan

For many people, Japan conjures up images of high technology, fast-paced modern cities, ancient temples and shrines, unique cuisine and intriguing traditions; but Japan is also well worth visiting for its wildlife, particularly during the summer months when escaping from the hot sweltering cities to the cooler, refreshing countryside is rewarding in itself. Not only […]

Dec 142012
 
Japanese Raccoon Dog | Nyctereutes procyonoides viverrinus

This morning I was quite fortunate to encounter a Japanese Raccoon Dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides viverrinus) at the pond at Oe reclaimed land area. These creatures are normally nocturnal (or at least, crepuscular), so to see one foraging in mid-morning is very rare. It was in the right place, however, as there is a wide range […]