Have you ever wondered where your art supplies come from? Have you ever considered what products are in your art supplies, or whether these products have been tested on animals? As an artist who is constantly looking for cruelty-free ways to live, I began researching the world of art supplies. Animals are not just in the obvious products we buy – food, clothing and fashion. Their remnants filter through to the most unlikely places. And the more I research vegan art supplies, the more I discover.
Hedgehogs are a delight to see. So rarely do we spot them wandering about in the garden, looking for food. There has been a noticeable decline in hedgehog sightings in the UK. But, some places are taking care of rescue hedgehogs and encouraging the protection of their habitat.
Meet Sonic. He is a young hedgehog, brought in to Prickly Ball Farm from South Devon. Many hedgehogs are found with injuries due to garden strimmers and mowers. It’s important to garden mindfully and keep an eye out for wildlife that might be living in your garden.
I visited Cerenety Eco Campsite in Bude, to meet their rescue animals. Cerenety is exactly as it sounds, serene. This campsite sits upon a beautiful spot in Cornwall, surrounded by green hills, blue skies and vast beaches within walking distance. And what a wonderful gathering of animals live there. Cerenety Eco Campsite have taken in some rescue animals which live out their lives on the farm. I met Heather the alpaca, who kept pulling funny faces at me. Flipper the dog, with boundless energy. Henrietta and Miranda the chickens, who thought it best to offer a show of their pen.