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    Covid-19: Pandemic Pet Buying

    There’s been a noticeable rise in the number of people looking for a pet companion during the coronavirus. Some shelters are empty as more and more people are adopting pets. People have the time now since we’re all just stuck at home but what about when this all blows over? What happens when things eventually get back to normal? When people have to go back to work, back to their everyday routine before all of this started, what happens to the pet? Who’s going to look after the pet if you aren’t home? Will the pet be sent straight back to the shelter? Just because someone is bored or feeling…

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    Stop the killing of rare species

    Yesterday, I was scrolling through my news feed when I came across an article stating that two extremely rare white giraffes (a mother and calf) had been killed by poachers in north-eastern Kenya. Until that point I have to admit, I had not heard of a white giraffe but after a quick internet search, I discovered that the reason these giraffes were white in colour is due to a condition called leucism – a partial loss of pigmentation in an animal, which makes them look so different to the regular giraffe we all know so well. I also discovered that because these two rare species were killed, unfortunately that leaves…