From the Founder !

scotney castle kent


Above – Images from Kent – Scotney Castle Gardens, and Kent Wildlife

Hi everyone;

And thanks to many of you who have kindly left comments on the site.  Please note that although your name and comment may not be listed under the most ‘Recent Comments’ area on the right side of the site, you can view a lot more recent comments by going down to ‘Comments RSS’ which is under ‘Meta’ just above our world map showing visitors.

For example, on Friday 18/10/13 we have had 2,657 visitors to the site; and today (19/10) we have had 1,084 which is fantastic for a weekend day; so naturally it is impossible with this amount of visitors to respond to all comments individually.

We have had some comments about ‘follow ups’ on some stories we have covered.  For some things follow ups are almost impossible to get; but you may wish to search around more using Google search etc and who knows, with some of these posts you may find more updated news.  SAV attempts to publish updates when possible, but follow ups are sometimes difficult to get.

We get comments left by bloggers who are either running their own site, or thinking about setting something up.  And so I will try and give a few general points here which may answer the issues raised by many people who leave comments.

So here goes:

Hello there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok.
I’m undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward
to new updates.

I am really loving the theme/design of your blog.
Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility problems?
A number of my blog visitors have complained about my website not working correctly in Explorer
but looks great in Safari. Do you have any advice to help fix this problem?

Hmm is anyone else experiencing problems with the images on this blog
loading? I’m trying to determine if its a problem
on my end or if it’s the blog. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

There are some great free blog sites around – take advantage of them.

At SAV, we use WordPress –    so I would strongly suggest to use this.  – there are loads of formats to choose from for your site, you can really give your site a professional feel.

The global map or Clustrmap is free and you can sign up to getting one from our own map – just click on our par site on the left hand side and you will be taken to a bigger map – and underneath the world map there is a registration window where you  can register for a clustrmap.  Or click here:

You probably wont need it for any individual ‘personal’ blog site, but we like to add flags representing nations for any issues that we cover.  All our flags for each post are copied over into ‘My pictures’ from the global flags website –

Just select your country required from the A-Z index and then when the flag appears, copy it onto ‘My Pictures’ and store for future use.

Most of our images are via the massive animal welfare / rights network global network that we are part of.  We are sent many stories and issues every day, but you can always use Google images to find an image you may want.  Just watch copyright though – sometimes much best to credit the photographer, especially if a newspaper image is used.

Unfortunately we are not on Twitter (yet).

There is an SAV Facebook site which can be accessed via the following. We have over 1,000 animal welfare members and supporters, so why not sign up to become yet another ?:

Do we have internet browser compatibility problems?

Not as far as we can tell ! – everything works fine via WordPress and we think that people can just put any keyword or words into their browser and then chances are we may pop up as one of the sites.  Things that people may use to find us are for example:

– russian teenager kills a poor puppy

– animal cruelty stories 2011

– horses in bullfighting

As I am very much associated with live animal transport investigations here in the UK for animals going to mainland EU, and the fact that I am also involved as the EU Correspondent for ‘KAALE’ which is based in my home county of Kent, England; we have now decided to crosspost some SAV posts over onto the KAALE site also.  As we are all volunteers, this saves on lots of time and simply throws the visitor from say the KAALE web site over to SAV to get more information.

KAALE is solely dedicated to live animals exports – a major campaign issue of mine for some 25 years now.

Vita KAALE Logo 9 9 2011

VITA Photo

Please visit the KAALE site at:  – there is loads of great news and report info and photos associated with every livestock sailing from England to mainland EU as undertaken by the Dutch exporters.

You can see some great pictures of Kent county (my home area and where SAV are based, by visiting:  we have lots of history, historic buildings and really superb gardens to visit – have a look at some:….0…1ac.1.29.img..0.22.623.y5gUDXFnksw….0…1ac.1.29.img..0.27.671.Ig3mU3LmxGc#hl=en&q=kent+county+building+gardens+historic&tbm=isch

This will tell you about ‘our patch’:

So, from the county of the White Horse and the ‘Garden of England’


St Margarets kent

Above – Leeds castle and the Kent coastline (white cliffs of Dover)



SAV Founder

England UK

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