Alexander Laybourne

Alexander Laybourne

Alex started writing from the moment he could hold a pen. What began as a way to pass time soon became a compulsion. It took several decades before Alex was able to leave the corporate world behind and embark on a real writing journey.
Now, Alex writes full-time, and when he’s not working on an article, he’s knee-deep in writing fiction. An animal lover, Alex’s family, have all been involved in various animal welfare charities. His father works for a large national Cat charity in the UK, and Alex has regularly taken part in fundraising events for them through the years.
Alex shares his life with his wife (to-be), children and stepchildren, a herd of guinea pigs, and numerous tropical fish, frogs and snails. The most recent addition to the family, Willow, a cockapoo puppy, has settled straight into family life and now controls who sits where on the sofa.

February 25, 2023 Facts & Stats Advocate 

Venomous Truths: Tracking the Reality of Snake Bite Statistics by State

(Warning: This article contains graphic images of snakes that may not be suitable for all readers.) As an animal lover, snakes have long held a fascination for me. I cannot say I have ever thought about having one as a pet, but that does not lessen my interest in them. The below collection of snake […]

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February 22, 2023 Facts & Stats Advocate 

Companions in Life: An Overview of the Most Popular Pets in UK

Pets are a big deal in the UK. I am a Brit and have always had pets growing up. Without question, more than the average. Growing up, all my friends had pets of some description, and my family did too. I got my first pet when I was just a toddler, a hamster – as […]

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February 18, 2023 Advocate Facts & Stats 

Veterinarian Statistics – For All Animal-Related Career Enthusiasts

When I was younger, I wanted to be a vet. I remember watching All Creatures Great and Small on TV, and I was in love with the idea. I was an animal lover, so what could be better than helping treat sick animals? I even did my high-school work experience at our local vets, who […]

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February 15, 2023 Cats Facts & Stats 

How Much Does a Cat Cost? A Small Price to Pay for Unconditional Love!

Buying a new cat is not just a simple case of paying the adoption fee and walking away with your new family pet. There are many other costs involved in owning a cat. Some of these are obvious, while others are more subtle, the smaller expenses that accumulate over time. I have always owned cats. […]

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February 13, 2023 Dogs Facts & Stats 

How Much Does It Cost to Own a Dog? Are You Ready for Your next Canine Friend?

Owning a dog is about more than just putting a roof over their head and going for walks. There are costs involved in every step of dog ownership. Therefore, new or potential dog owners should always take a step back and ask how much does it cost to own a dog? I have owned dogs […]

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February 8, 2023 Facts & Stats Advocate 

Pet Adoption Statistics – Animal Surrender And Shelter Intake

Every year over 6.3 million dogs and cats, and other household pets are surrendered to animal shelters. Sadly just over 4 million find a home every year, leaving an ever-increasing number of animals in the shelter population. I have been involved in animal fostering since I was a child. My bedroom was frequently used as […]

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February 2, 2023 Advocate Facts & Stats Fish 

Shark Attack Statistics & Interesting Facts That You May Not Know

Many people have a firm view on sharks, however, the following shark attack statistics will highlight the truth behind these majestic creatures. Sharks are intensely beautiful creatures. I have long been fascinated by them. From the monstrous creatures of Jaws and the Meg to the real creatures that gracefully dominate our oceans, Sharks are all […]

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January 31, 2023 Advocate Facts & Stats 

Bear Attacks Statistics – Injuries & Fatalities Worldwide!

Overview Have you ever wondered just how many bear attacks occur each year? I am lucky, I live in a part of the world where bears are not an issue for anybody. However, bears remain fascinating creatures that have a longstanding and intertwined history with humankind. Growing up, the closest I got to seeing bears […]

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January 24, 2023 Dogs Dog Accessories 

Best Indoor Dog Kennel – Safe Haven for your Darling Pups!

Every dog deserves their own space. Us humans have our bedrooms and man caves, our summer houses and playrooms. It’s only fair that your dog also gets a place to call their own. Dogs are not greedy; they don’t want an entire room or a great sprawling area. A simple indoor dog kennel is perfect […]

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January 19, 2023 Advocate Animal Testing 

Animal Testing Facts – Why Should Animal Experimentation Be Stopped?

Animal testing is the process of using animals as guinea pigs for human inquisition and has been going on for decades. During testing, experimenters force animals to endure often barbaric treatments to see what the results will be. There are two primary forms of animal experimentation. Historically, animal testing was the primary way for humans […]

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