I have always been passionate about animals. Through my own struggles with a disability I didn’t know I had, I quickly learned about empathy and that my mental and emotional struggles were animals and people’s struggles too.
I hate to see any animal hurt or harmed and will always do what I can to make a difference. We have acquired a resident hedgehog. ‘Hogs’ as they’re called, leave their nests after dusk to look for insects such as beetles, caterpillars, and invertebrates including slugs and earthworms.
They feed on berries and fruits. In the spring and summer months they build fat reserves, ready for their hibernation in the winter months. They usually forage on bugs and snails, but if we leave cat or dog food out for them, they will eat that too.
We must want to do more for wildlife, to protect animals. There is a lot of good out there, but there are too many sad stories where animals are abandoned, and abused. Animals are helpless and they need a voice. It is our job to protect them, not harm them.
We need to help them survive in their natural habitats. We need them to survive. Their survival helps us with our own survival. We must do more to help protect and preserve their lives. It’s the spiritual thing to do.