Sunday, 14 May 2017

#ClimateChange and The effects on #CompanionAnimals #Pets and #GlobalWarming

Climate Change: The effects on companion animals

Today I did a presentation for TEAM 54 ROJECT, a non-profit environmental group, about the effects that climate change has on companion animals, specifically dogs and cats. You can view the full presentation on you tube, or on the Paw For Reaction Facebook page!













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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and the National Wildlife Federation, “Extreme Allergies and Global Warming” 2010. http://www.aafa.org/media/Extreme-Allergies-Global-Warming-Report-2010.pdf

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