Writing To Further Animal Welfare

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The Merger

After several years of publishing two blog sites I have decided to change my campaign focus from working together to help animals, to using the written word  to meet that goal.

I am in the process of integrating my other site, The Chronicles of Banain into WTFAW to make a more integrated single site, as the story lines of the books promotes animal welfare, but in a more subtle way than some more direct types of campaigning.

It is also because  getting people/organisations to work together can be almost impossible in some instances, but getting people motivated through a good story line or poem can, in my experience often be very effective.

The new “merged” WTFAW will not only be a platform for my animal welfare stories and poems, but also for all aspiring writers and poets who would like there works published and honestly reviewed. It will also be a resource pool for animal welfare issues and a debating platform.

The title WTFAW will differ slightly to reflect the changes from Working Together For Animal Welfare  to  Writing To Further Animal Welfare.

Please be patient over the next few weeks as the “new” WTFAW emerges from the old sites and as always please provide feedback. 🙂



Are Five Freedoms Enough

I read  on a large animal welfare organisations website this morning about the five freedoms for animals.

Freedom from hunger and thirst by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour.

Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment, including
shelter and a comfortable resting area.

Freedom from pain, injury and disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment.

Freedom to express normal behaviour by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal’s own kind.

Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid
mental suffering.

Whilst any changes that improve the welfare of animals are to be welcomed, I can’t help thinking that all the circumstances described, apply to animals that have already lost their freedom.

What do you think?

Paul Svendsen

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