Our ‘connectedness to nature’ can go a lot deeper than just enjoying spending time outdoors. We can feel that nature is part of our home, of ourselves and even that without it we could not live. If you feel at… Read more »
Are We Finally Moving on From the ‘White Saviour’ Message as a Tool to Secure Donations?
Almost all of us have been exposed to ‘The White Saviour’ strategy at one point or another. It is a technique historically used by organisations to encourage people to donate. It goes a little like this: white person, usually a… Read more »
The Challenge of Addressing Obesity in Horses, Ponies and Donkeys
Horses are perhaps not the first animals that come to mind when we talk about pet and companion animal obesity. However, if you take the UK as an example, between 31 and 54% of all horses are affected, making obesity… Read more »
Pets and Pet Obesity in the UK
Introduction Never have pets been more important in our lives than during the current pandemic. In a time when we are allowed very limited social contact, pets provide a source of love and joy and make us feel much less… Read more »
Loving Your Pet Through Thick and Thicker
We are living in weird times, we are in the middle of a pandemic, there is very little happening, shops open and close then open again, as do gyms. Many of us (including me) have already noticed the so-called corona… Read more »
Networking: Easier Said Than Done
In my previous blog, I described how I decided it was time to get serious again about trying to land that paid job in a conservation or animal welfare charity. The first step I took was to ask Jo (White)… Read more »
The Start of the Journey
This blog is the first in our guest blog series from Anouk DePlaa. Anouk is part of the growing HBCA team and has helped us with several research projects. Her passion for animal welfare and conservation has fuelled her journey… Read more »
Why Are People Struggling to Social Distance?
By Jo White and Suzanne Rogers Only a few months ago the term ‘social distancing’ wouldn’t have meant much to most of us but now the term is familiar to the vast majority of people. The coronavirus pandemic is an… Read more »
Exploring the Behaviour of Panic Buying
What drives panic buying? How can we apply an understanding of consumer behaviours to prevent it happening again?