Animal Advocacy at Dismaland – Banksy’s Abysmal Creation

Yesterday I visited the UK's most disappointing theme park - Dismaland in Weston-super-Mare. This is a little different to your average family day out, urban street artist Banksy identifies creating it as an attempt to send an appropriate message to the next generation: "Sorry kids. Sorry about the lack of meaningful jobs, global injustice and … Continue reading Animal Advocacy at Dismaland – Banksy’s Abysmal Creation

In Memory of Tyke

Today marks the 21st anniversary of the upsetting and completely surreal death of African circus elephant, Tyke. Tyke represents the lives of wild animals in circuses all around the world, and proves that animals are not ours to use for entertainment. On August 20th, 1994, Tyke would give her final performance in Honolulu, Hawaii. After years … Continue reading In Memory of Tyke

Vegan is the New Black in Brixton

Yesterday I spent the day in sunny(ish) South London, and was particularly impressed with some of the vegan food outlets in Brixton. First of all, I visited Veg Bar in Tulse Hill, about a 10-15 minute walk from Brixton Station, but well worth the trek. I'd heard that this had previously been a vegetarian bar, … Continue reading Vegan is the New Black in Brixton

Cecil The Lion – A Closer Look

So I've just returned home from holiday, and have been confronted with so much media coverage about the death of Cecil The Lion. Cecil was killed by American dentist Walter Palmer who is said to have paid $50,000 to kill her as part of a trophy hunt. Obviously this is heartbreaking and I've never agreed … Continue reading Cecil The Lion – A Closer Look