WELL-BEING FOR PEOPLE, ANIMALS AND ENVIRONMENT
Human-Dog Interactions and Municipal Policy
- The Safe Cat, Safe Wildlife campaign in concert with RSPCA Victoria.
- When Balloons Fly, Seabirds Die (120,000 people made the commitment to blow bubbles not balloons) and
- Seal the Loop (a campaign encouraging anglers to dispose responsibly of fishing lines and other waste).
Wildlife Declines and Mammalian Biomass
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT, ANDREW ROWAN, March 2019
FOUNDATION OF WELLBEING INTERNATIONAL
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT ANDREW ROWAN, January 2019
• Establishing marine “parks” has been shown to benefit marine ecosystems AND improve fisheries in the ocean areas bordering these parks.
• Surveys indicate that a majority of people across the globe want animals who are raised for food to be treated humanely and to be given more space than modern intensive animal production systems currently provide.
• More than three-quarters of the antibiotics produced every year are fed to animals to promote their growth and to reduce their incidence of infectious diseases with frightening implications for the future effectiveness of these antibiotics to fight human disease.
• Only 4% of global mammalian terrestrial biomass today belongs to wild mammals. The rest consists of humans (31%) and domestic animals, mainly livestock (65%). Is it any surprise that populations of charismatic megafauna like tigers, lions, elephants, rhinos and giraffes are declining rapidly?
Andrew N. Rowan, President, WellBeing International