Note from the President – Tales of WellBeing – Sept 2019

In September, WellBeing International was engaged in an extended trip through Africa including three separate speaking engagements. Concerns about climate change and threats to wildlife and to domestic animals were repeatedly encountered on the trip. On a positive note, September also saw a global action on climate change led by young people and this newsletter includes a story about a Washington university’s actions to support the call for action. In the midst of all the gloom and doom stories, it is heartening to see the energy being brought to support the planet by young people all over the world! During our trip, we took the opportunity to meet with our partner group, the Greyton Farm Animal Sanctuary, in South Africa. While there, we met with local climate and humane educators who work with the youth of Genadendal. We also came across a delightful book about the rescue of a young male calf, Moo, from a dairy (see review in this issue). We hope the activism being shown by the youth today has been helped along by childhood exposure to climate and humane issues through books and life experiences.

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