Vol. 2 Issue 10, November 2020

WellBeing International || Tales of WellBeing
Solutions for People, Animals and Environment
Oliver in the grass

Oliver’s Story

Six years ago, Oliver, an Asian Brown Bear, died at the age of 37 in the Animals Asia bear rescue center in Chengdu, China. Oliver had been rescued from a desperate situation in a bear bile “farm” in Shandong, China in 2010. Oliver’s dramatic rescue and subsequent surgery brought many people together and publicized the plight of bears still languishing in bile “farms.”

Pet cat in a suitcase

A Follow-Up on the Domestic Abuse Issue

PetSmart Charities recently announced grants in the amount of $2.1M to various programs serving at risk “pet parents” experiencing domestic abuse. Agencies receiving grants include Urban Resource Institute (New York City), Street Outreach Animal Response (Indianapolis) and Nellie’s Women’s Shelter  (Toronto). READ MORE

Alternatives to Animal Testing and the 2020 Lush Awards
The cosmetics company Lush recently announced its 2020 Lush Prizes. The program bestows awards on scientists and animal advocates for advancing the science and also the cause of alternatives to the use of animals in chemical safety testing. WBI co-founder Andrew Rowan was named this year’s recipient of the Andrew Tyler Award. READ MORE

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