On a day not too dissimilar from the one I see outside my office window today, I was bouncing along the chop of the Subantarctic ocean on a wee black zodiac. Fog blanketed the horizon, drizzle soaked my face, I had so many layers of clothes on I could hardly move. The knarly edges of … Continue reading Subantarctic Dreaming
Animal welfare is such a big topic at the moment, and it is incredible to see people really opening their eyes to the cruelty we, as humans, inflict on our fellow earthlings. I was recently introduced to Joshie, one of the founders of Verramente which is an up and coming tour guiding service and travel blog website. … Continue reading Interview with Verramente’s Joshie, about the animal entertainment industry
We all love animals and travel - why else are you visiting The Travelling Cheetah? 😉 It's a tough issue to deal with on a daily basis from the comfort of our own homes and routines, but how can we continue to make a positive difference on the road? IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING … Continue reading Animal Welfare on the Road
Oceans are the lifeblood of the earth and of humankind. The marine environments have historically been a source of awe, food, transport and recreation for humankind. However through our fishing efficiency, our blasé attitudes regarding the ocean as our dumping grounds, and humankind’s unfortunate ideology that the environment was created for our use and disposal, … Continue reading Plastic Pollution of our Oceans
Early Saturday morning I was scrolling through South African newspapers keeping up to date with the news of a country I adore so much, when I stumbled upon a piece that caught me sobbing uncontrollably. The SAPeople article titled Stoop: Should Rhino Horn have been Auctioned in Australia? begs the question whether a controversial commodity … Continue reading Should Rhino Horn be auctioned in Australia?
“Take the shark before it takes the human being.” This is the mentality of Australian Governments. Some polls suggest up to 80% of the Australian public disagrees with this policy, yet shark culling is still occurring and in astonishing numbers. Mass hysteria resonates throughout the country when yet another human is attacked by a shark. … Continue reading Great Whites Have Rights
I had been hit by a car and now I was cowering beneath a mentally ill man welding a stick of bamboo. He hit me once and the pain shot through my leg, just as the second blow rained down on me. The skin on my leg was whipped open and my bones dislocated, leaving … Continue reading With a little HOPE and determination