#SaveSouthend #SaveTheNhs

The demonstration #ournhs  a few weeks back caught the attention of many; but poor media coverage limits the time memories stay or even who is reached.  Complacency and lack of awareness are dangerous and should be feared – in a similar vein to the warning in Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’

This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both,
and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy,
for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the
writing be erased. Continue reading #SaveSouthend #SaveTheNhs

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