Interview with Verramente’s Joshie, about the animal entertainment industry

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

Plastic Pollution of our Oceans

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

Should Rhino Horn be auctioned in Australia?

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?

The World’s most luxurious coffee is a load of crap (literally)

Imagine you are sitting down to a nice cup of hot, dark coffee.  The steam is filling your nose with bittersweet aromas – your mouth is watering, you cannot wait to taste it. What if I told you that coffee passed through the digestive system of an animal, the excretion removed, the beans roasted and … Continue reading The World’s most luxurious coffee is a load of crap (literally)