WellBeing News:

February 26, 2019

WellBeing News is a monthly newsletter providing updates, research and analysis on our focus areas,

Tales of WellBeing:

February 26, 2019

 Tales of WellBeing is a monthly publication which includes stories of well-being from around the world.

Reviews & Reports


November 27, 2018

History and impact of the Johns Hopkins Center

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing was established in 1981.  Dr. Andrew Rowan, who has been a member of the Center’s Advisory Board since it was established, spoke about the impact of the Center.

Book Reviews:

February 26, 2019

Edith Hall Book Review :

A bust of Aristotle

Review of Aristotle’s Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life

Edith Hall, Penguin Press, 2019

by Bernard E. Rollin, University Distinguished Professor, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.

It is easy to believe that what we imprecisely call “human nature” has not greatly changed since the time of Aristotle. When we combine this fact with his commonsense approach, it is easy to see how and why Dr. Hall chose this project. The most impressive part of her book is the degree to which she makes Aristotelian ideas come alive for today’s citizens.


Book Review by Debra Firmani | Love Can Be: A Literary Collection About Our Animals :

January 24, 2019

If you share your life with a companion animal, or ever have – or if you simply love animals – Love Can Be: A Literary Collection About Our Animals will resonate with you. Thirty gifted and award-winning authors share stirring and memorable proof of what love can be through essays and poems about experiences or insights their companion animals or encounters with wild animals have given them.

References by Focus Areas

References by Focus Areas


  • Canada Well-being Index – Canada is one of the countries that has recently begun to measure the well-being of their citizens.  This website has links (see bottom of the page) to Well-being initiatives around the world (e.g. Australia, Germany, New Zealand, the UK, Bhutan and Israel).
  • UNDP on Well-being – A 36-page report (2016) by Paul Anand on well-being.
  • Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) – a 2013 paper on well-being, happiness and public policy by Sabina Alkire.

Environmental Sustainability & Humane Education

  • World Animal NetThe site has much useful information however, the Humane Education resource is specifically recommended.
  • The Link Coalition – Contains an extensive set of materials on the links between human and animal abuse.
  • Animal Sentience – New journal (launched in 2016) featuring academic articles and open peer commentary on the topics of animal sentience and well-being.

Plastics & Oceans

  • Our World in Data – An excellent overview of the Ocean Plastics issue (Sep 2018) with many interactive charts.

Human-Wildlife Conflict

Land Protection

Forthcoming Meetings/Events

Forthcoming Events

March 20-22, 2019
September 2019
October 14-16, 2019