A petite, curly and freckled individual, textile student & artist, tabby cat and Sphynx lover, tea drinker, girlfriend to Adam, romantic book reader, ex-cheerleader, lives in a seaside nook & cranny called Bridlington, a tartan admirer & a button enthusiast.
"Why were the Russians killing these whales? You can’t eat sperm whale meat. It was used to make sperm oil and spermaceti oil which is used as a highly heat resistant lubricant oil in sophisticated machinery. And one of the products that they were using spermaceti oil to manufacture were intercontinental ballistic missiles. And I said to myself: ‘here we are, destroying this incredibly intelligent, socially complex, sentient creature for the purpose of making a weapon meant for the mass extermination of human beings - and that’s when it struck me - we are insane’"
"We’ve destroyed 90% of the fishes. Coral reefs in the entire planet will be gone in 20 years. That’s an irreversible situation. That’s the first major collapse of an ecosystem on the planet. People are really ecologically stupid. We don’t realize that if we just wipe out a couple of species here, we’re gone."