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
As many of you may know, there is a story in my past that has shaped me so significantly - it has lead me on this path of conservation and activism. But you may also know I have a very hard time talking about it, however I have finally managed to jot down in words … Continue reading The two that started it all
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
It's like myself and the remainder of The Travelling Cheetah family have simply vanished off the face of the earth - we are still alive and kicking. I am aware it has been over a year since this website, or any of my social media accounts have been updated, and I wanted to apologise to not … Continue reading One by one the penguins stole my sanity
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