18th June 2019

Hampshire Federation of WI

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Our monthly meeting, held on 6th June at the RBL Hall Herriard at 7.30pm, was the last evening meeting as members have decided they would prefer to meet in the afternoon. So from September we will meet at 2.30pm.

We welcomed our speaker, Jo Blake who was talking about the Charity ‘The Humanimal Trust’. She was accompanied by Sarah, an intensive care nurse and they explained that the charity was about achieving the same treatments for animals as for humans. Rather than using animals for experiments to save human lives, the charity are aiming to encourage vets, researchers and doctors to share their treatment data and collate the results. This will mean that animals will not be killed or used as experiments anymore, but would actually receive the treatment they need in the same way as humans do.

The charity was established in May 2014 by ground breaking orthopaedic-neuro veterinary surgeon Professor Noel Fitzpatrick. Many of you will have seen him performing amazing operations on T.V.

An interesting and informative film showing surgery on a human and a dog and the similar benefits to both was shown and we were surprised to learn that over 60% of diseases that affect humans also affect animals, influenza, e-coli and MRSA to name but a few.

After expressing our thanks to the speaker, tea and biscuits were enjoyed by all.

Our next meeting is our garden meeting on 4th July, which will be held at Lee Farm by kind invitation of Kate and Richard Mawson.

Our next meeting at the hall will be on 5th September at 2.30pm and our talk is titled ‘Grizzly bears in Alaska’.

Diane Knight

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