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The Big Issue: Animals

Let’s give a voice to the voiceless

Throughout the course of our lifetimes, we can all pinpoint numerous occasions where animals have touched our hearts. Maybe this was through a bond you shared with a beloved childhood companion animal, the first time you stood in awe of a giraffe’s majestic stature, or when appreciating the bees, ants, frogs and many other wild creatures that dutifully help our ecosystems run smoothly. Animals offer us so much, but in return, we can’t always say the human population does the same. Over the past decade, we have witnessed the decline of many species, and in some cases, even witnessed their extinction as a result of human behaviour. Not to mention the cruel world of animal agriculture, or the sad reality of many domestic animals who find themselves without a forever home. While it can at times look pretty bleak, there is still so much we can do to help animals of all kinds – from opening up our homes to cats and dogs who need a second chance at life, or to protecting the natural habitats of wild creatures. We love sharing this planet with all these amazing creatures, so this issue we’re showing kindness to them all. 

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Hello, I can remember a time, not so long ago, when most people I know were afraid of bees. Along with wasps, bees would create carnage when innocently passing through a garden BBQ or picnic, as people dashed to safety, terrified of the striped stinging machines. Now, it seems that everyone loves the humble bumble – they’re viewed with reverence and affection, and their cute and cuddly depiction is worn on necklaces and T-shirts across the country. To say it’s been a turnaround would be an understatement, but why has this happened? Our perception of bees has had to change, but only because their crucial population is under threat and their plight has been brought into the public’s consciousness. We know that we have to protect them at all costs, or it will mean terrible things for mankind. But, how many other animals do we currently disregard, that we’ll only appreciate when they’re in trouble? How many of us look more fondly upon walruses, following Attenborough’s devastating documentary? This month we want to shine a light on non-human animals – the heroes who keep our ecosystems balanced, who help teach our children about the planet, and who bring our communities together. We share this Earth with so many creatures, great and small, all of whom are vital to our existence. But we need to begin to respect and care for them now, not just when the odds are against them. Enjoy the issue, Phillipa Editor