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By owning a pet, you are doing more damage to the environment than you might realise

In the UK, an estimated 10.9 million own a cat, up from six million in 1981  (Getty Images)
In the UK, an estimated 10.9 million own a cat, up from six million in 1981 (Getty Images)

When pets can emit twice the carbon emissions of our homes’ electricity and kill up to 200 million wild prey in the UK every year, we cannot stay silent. Unfortunately, in many cases pet ownership is simply another form of destructive consumerism. 

For obvious reasons, truth-telling about pets to friends can be a painful process but it is not something we should shy away from. 

The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) conducts an annual survey of UK pet ownership. In 2019,

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why your eyes might be saying more than you realise

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There’s a good chance that you when you leave the house today you’ll put on a face mask that obscures your mouth. Such coverings can affect our ability to communicate and provides a particular challenge to those that need to see lips to understand speech.

But what of the eyes that remain uncovered? It was Shakespeare who first referred to the eyes being the windows of the soul. I’m not sure about “souls”, but it’s very clear that eyes can provide a great deal of information.

It’s why poker players sometimes wear dark

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