Category Archives: Education

Meat: the Hunger Connection

A common myth about hunger is that it is caused by ‘scarcity’ and this perception very much depends on what you mean by the term. The idea that there is not enough food for everyone is not one supported by

CalChlorin: The best-kept secret in Veterinary Science?

        A Viable, Safe and Affordable Solution to the overpopulation crisis We have a significant dog and cat overpopulation problem in South Africa. It is a deepening crisis for a number of reasons: 1. Most SA animal

Ban Animal Trading: Update

(BAT sent this update via email and I thought I would feature it since many of you will not be aware of what they are doing. More updates next newsletter about their assistance with the Fireworks Banning Initiative) The month

Ark Spay and Neuter Clinic

(Sterilisation is the key to obviating the companion animal overpopulation crisis in SA – this new venture from Ark needs all the support you can give – Ed.) We will be opening the Ark Veterinary Spay and Neuter Clinic in

Beyond the Band-Aid

(I first wrote this in Feb 2012. I have added some information And modified it a little, but it is still valid.)   Solving the Companion Animal Welfare Crisis “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to

Report on 2014 at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic

      As we swiftly move towards the end of yet another year, I am taking some time to pause and look back over 2014 – its highs, lows, achievements and everything I have learnt.  Life can be so

A word from Linda-Louise and Mike

A word from Linda-Louise and Mike of AACL/AO: Linda-Louise Swain, AACL:   In 2014 we did 2165 sterilisations.  This included our rural spayathons, mini-spayathons in town and our daily sterilisations.  We have been going all out in this regard and

More Animals than Homes…

“There are more animals than homes”, goes the standard lament from animal welfare workers, a condition of the status quo in South Africa that is used by some to justify euthanasia of the excess, like unwanted commodities. The fact is,