Claire sees some wild mammals, including rabbits, foxes badgers and even occasional deer where she lives.
Marius the giraffe is killed & fed to the lions: how can this be the right thing to do? | Vet Help Direct
“Danish zoo kills healthy giraffe and feeds it to the lions” The headlines are appalling, and the international outcry has been almost as dramatic as if the Danish zoo authorities had fed a human ..
Some people feel sorry for foxes and encourage them into their garden, feeding them with dog food, and enjoying watching them. I know someone who has a family of fox cubs regularly visiting.
95% of the world’s tigers have disappeared in the past century: what can be done? Watch this video | TV3
A couple of weeks ago, I visited Dublin Zoo to look at their tigers. We also discussed the similarities between tigers and pet cats: they have many behaviours and characteristics in common.
Urban foxes – the risk to pets | East Coast Radio
On the East Coast FM Vet Spot this week, we discussed urban foxes – is there a serious risk to children? And what about small pets, like cats? ..
When I started to look into this subject, I reckoned that the risk to pets from urban foxes was minimal, but in fact, when you look at the statistics, the risk is small, but tangible.
How do animals cope with bad weather in winter? | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, we discussed how animals cope with the cold, wet weather of winter.
From penguins in zoos to elephants in Africa | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, we discussed penguins, zoos, elephants and Africa.
East Coast FM vet spot: urban foxes and a listener with a stray Muscovy duck. Listen here: | East Coast Radio
On East Coast FM this week, a listener called in with an unusual problem: a Muscovy duck had crash-landed onto their conservatory.
Elephants on the loose & dead badgers beside the road. | East Coast Radio
>On this week's radio interview on East Coast FM, we discussed the bizarre news story about an unfortunate elephant escaping from the circus and going for a ramble around a Cork suburb.
A remarkable news story today, with an elephant escaping from a circus in Cork, and running off down busy streets. Read the story and watch the video here.
East Coast FM radio discussion: is it time to ban mink farming in Ireland? | East Coast Radio
Mink farming was banned over a decade ago in the UK.
Did you see the video on Youtube today of an out-of-control dog chasing deer in Richmond Park in London? You can watch the video, and read my thoughts on it, by clicking here.
Getting rid of mice….. what’s the best way? | East Coast Radio
In this week's veterinary podcast, we discuss dealing with the problem of mice invading people's homes. What's the best way to solve the problem? Listen here to find out.
Rescuing baby birds – radio discussion | East Coast Radio
It's common to find baby birds, apparently in trouble. What should be done with them? Listen to this radio discussion to find out. Click on the play button below:VETBIRDS.
Johanne Leetch often walks her dogs Jan and Lizzy along the beach at Shankill.
Harriet Ledwidge from Bray, Co Wicklow has recently helped to establish the Bray Swan Sanctuary Volunteer Group to look after the swans in the harbour in my home town of Bray. Swans occupy an unusual niche.
The cruelty of people to animals knows no limits: this week, a firework was placed inside a piece of bread then fed to a swan in a public park.