You bet, they die

Once again this year I have taken a stand and opted out of the office sweepstake. However, over the next few days whether it be in a workplace sweepstake, a group syndicate or just a trip to the bookies many people (most of whom do not normally watch horse racing) will be placing a bet, part of the £500M place annually on the Grand National.  Sadly, while this occasion are hugely popular with the general public, most are not aware of the consequences and of  the level of injuries and fatalities, not just in the Grand National but at races courses up and down the country. Continue reading You bet, they die

Rhino crisis

Take a look at the above picture, soon, all that might be left is pictures such as these.  As our children, grandchildren and generations to come may learn about the Rhinoceros in a similar way to previous generations learnt about dinosaurs.  With the exception of causation of the end of the species being entirely different.  While the dinosaurs extinction has been attributed to astrological, geographical or weather changes the decline and extinction of the Rhinoceros can only be blamed on humankind. Continue reading Rhino crisis

Perils of plastic

Plastic is now part of most peoples everyday lives. While it is clearly evident that plastics bring many societal benefits there is also a darker side to this convenient substance. There are growing concerns about the volume of usage, methods of disposal and the side effects of chemical transfer to wildlife and humans Continue reading Perils of plastic

Six Nations – 3rd round: Scotland v Wales

The potential for an exiting match lay ahead as the two teams cam out at Murryfield. Wales fans hoping to see a record setting try from George North, who currently held the joint title of 5 out of 6 matches.  Scotland went into the match aware that they would need to be careful in the scrum, as they are the team who have given away the most penalties at the scrum. Continue reading Six Nations – 3rd round: Scotland v Wales