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Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium

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Being a big cat lover I was excited to hear about a new business idea by Lauren Pears. She plans to open a cat cafe in London. I had never heard of such a thing before, but apparently it’s very popular in Japan. Basically it’s a place you can go for tea and cakes and a chance to interact with lovely felines while you’re there. This is a great idea for anyone who can’t keep cats for themselves because landlords won’t allow it. This particularly appeals to me as I can’t risk getting a cat before I move to a flat in fear of this exact reason. I would love nothing more than to be able to devote my spare time to my favourite animal.

As an animal lover I’m constantly worrying about the welfare of animals within the environment of various collections. But I have no concern whatsoever about the welfare of the cats in the care of this establishment. Lauren insists that the welfare of the cats is of up most importance and I can imagine that the animals will absolutely love all the attention from visitors to the cafe once it is up and running. The business will also offer customers the chance to adopt a cat which will help with the running costs of their care.

Lauren is currently working towards raising money to make her dream a reality. She has already received a lot of press which has so far helped raise over £13,000. This is where you can help! If you would like to donate to ‘Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium’ then just click on the link which will take you to Lauren’s indiegogo page. If you are strapped for cash but still want to help then spread the word… re-blog my post or write your own, advertise it on your social networking sites and go share some love by liking and leaving messages of support on the facebook and twitter pages. In the mean time take a look at the video which explains everything.

Wound up and Angry

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Having just sent a complaint to PortAventura, the theme park myself and my friends visited in Spain, I now feel as wound up as I did when I first experienced the issue that I complained about. As some people already know, I’m a huge animal lover. So what I witnessed at the beginning of June appalled me. This is the email I sent PortAventura:

During our trip to the park at the beginning of June, myself and 3 friends were deeply upset after watching the appalling treatment of the horses in Bang Bang West. One of the horses was clearly distressed and having problems breathing yet the show continued. This horse seemed to be having difficulty with the bit that was placed in its mouth and looked as though it was choking. At one point we thought it was going to collapse. The rest of the horses looked hot, exhausted and uncomfortable. We took no notice of the show as we were concerned about the horses. We were sickened and angered but we stayed until the end of the show just to make sure the horse in question was ok. Extremely disappointed with such low animal welfare standards at PortAventura.

As you will see from my review on my reviews page, I had an enjoyable time and was impressed with the rides but I thought this show was a big let down for the park. I would personally like to see the horses pulled out of the show and placed in the care of someone with good knowledge of Equine needs. I hope to receive a reply from the park just to see what they have to say and whether anything is going to be done about it. If I don’t get a response I will have to take it further.