Small gestures can save lives

An act of compassion can never be too small or too big. Saving a life does not always require radical gestures or huge financial efforts. A small gesture, apparently insignificant, can actually save a life.

Wild hedgehogs are now in decline in some countries, so it’s a privilege to have one visiting your garden.

How you can help a hedgehog visiting your garden:

– Hedgehogs need a route in and out of your garden so that they can find food throughout the night. So, if you have a fence or wall then there should be a gap of about 12cm for the hedgehog to squeeze through. Continue reading

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Placing a feeder in your garden and offering birds nutritious food will help them survive the cold winter season.

Bird feeders are most attractive to birds in winter, when natural food supplies are very scarce.

The best foods to offer birds in colder weather have a high fat or oil content that will provide abundant energy for winter survival, such as black oil sunflower seeds; other options are: cracked corn, millet, peanuts, cooked rice, halved apples, dry fruit, dry breakfast cereals, bird seed mixtures. Continue reading

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Every year, the global leather industry slaughters more than a billion animals.

Leather is not simply a slaughterhouse byproduct, but a booming industry. The meat industry relies on skin sales to stay in business. Buying leather directly contributes to factory farms and slaughterhouses because skin is the most economically important byproduct of the meat industry. Animals farmed for their skin are raised only to be slaughtered and skinned—many while they are still alive and struggling to get free. Continue reading

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