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  1. Take a look at the Blue Cross hospital at work in London as they look after pets on ITV at 8pm on Monday 14 September 2020.

    The rogrammes follows the fortunes of the staff, volunteers and the patients at the Blue Cross animal hospitals in London Victoria and Grimsby.

    From dealing with a Dogue De Bordeaux who has a bedwedding problem to an anxious guinea pig, the vets work to get to the bottom of what's affecting the pets, whilst we also see volunteers at work, including Helen in Grimsby who cares for little orphan kitten Oliver. 

    Thanks to the Blue Cross, thousands of animals receive veterinary care. 

    The Blue Cross tackles three things:

    • Re-homing
    • Veterinary care
    • Education

    Their Impact Framework helps them work towards their vision: that every pet will enjoy a healthy life in a happy home.

    Find out about being a volunteer for the Blue Cross here

    Find out more about the programme here

     

  2. Sir David Attenborough looks at the science of extinction and what can be done to stop it on BBC1 at 8pm on Sunday 13 September 2020.  

    Biodiversity is vital to the health and wellbeing of everyone on the planet - and in this documentary, Sir David urges us all to take action to stop the decline of aniamls and their habitats.   

    Species have come and gone before, of course, but never at this incredibly terrifying rate.  

    Everything on earth is connected - and in 2019, a UN report pinpointed hte key drivers of biodiversity loss, and they included overfishing, climate change and pollution. 

    But the biggest force behing biodiversity loss is the destruction of natural habitats - 75% of earth's land surface has been changed by people. 

    Much this change is for agriculture - but it's also what we buy in the supermarket.  Ethical Consumer has some helpful guidelines to help you make changes to make a difference. 

    Visit the programme's website to find out more.