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More then 20 000 dolphins and porpoises are slaughtered each year off the coast of Japan.
Take Part is a website that highlights issues of animal rights, environmental protection, poverty and social justice issues.

Visit this site and learn more about the movie The Cove which documents this heart breaking travesty that is occurring everyday under the noses of the people of Japan and the world.

Animals do not belong in captivity, No Whales In Captivity is another organisation that aims to educate people and liberate mammals that are used as circus performers the world over.

Surely in the 21st  century we can decide that animals are worthy of respect and deserve to live their lives in freedom.

world food day – October 16th

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World Food Day may sound like just another day in a long list of campaigns. This day, however is one that affects millions of people around the world, in every country and in every neighbourhood. You can do something about it right now!

Raising awareness around issues related to food security and hunger are not glamorous. People know that there are starving children around the world and in their own neighbourhoods as well.

Sure you can donate to the World Food Program, or many other worthy causes that will try and help the most desperate people.

You can also help right in your own neighbourhood. Community gardens, farmers markets, community kitchen and food banks all exists to help people gain access to fresh and local foods.

Cooking for an after school program or for other marginalised people is one concrete way to help feed hungry people. Volunteer at a  food bank, deliver meals to people who can’t get out, shop for an elderly neighbour, grow vegetables and share then with a friend. By building a community around food security we will ensure that we are all taken care of.

The 100 mile diet, locavoure movements and  organic farming practices are not  just fads. Caring about what we eat and where it comes from will  lead to more shared knowledge. People can empower themselves through education and  supporting local initiatives that focus on the issues of hunger and  food security.

Things have to change. Donate your money or time and help to be that change.

10 10 10 global work party

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Today, 10 10 10  350.org has helped people around the world to organise a Global Work Party.

Today thousands of events, 7347 at last count,  in a total of 188 countries will take place simultaneously on this auspicious date. Millions of people will be taking real action to help stop climate change.

We are lucky to live in times of so many “cool” dates to celebrate.  We all actually got to party like it was 1999 in 1999!  Sometimes twice, if you thought it was when we rung in the year 2000.  We entered a new century, and celebrated the millennium with great fan fair. We saw the great dates of 01 01 01,  02 02 02, and so on, now as we arrive at 10 10 10, besides sounding cool, this date has become something more.

People want to help make change, today you can be a part of that too. Search 350.org for an event near you.

You can host an event or you can ride your bike and not drive today. You can pick up garbage. You can eat a vegetarian meal. You can join a community garden. You can hang your clothes on a line to dry. You can buy local food. You can plant a tree.

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You can do a million things to help the planet. You don’t have to wait for any special day to do it.

The world remembers John Lennon

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On this day, October 9th 1940 John Lennon was born.  He was an artist, an activist, a father and husband.

He changed the world.

Imagine all the people living life in peace”


World Animal Day October 4th

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Celebrated annually since 1931, World Animal Day  began  as a gathering of ecologists in Florence Italy to raise awareness about endangered species.  It is now a diverse celebration the world over.

This year events have been confirmed to take place in 68 countries. This is a day to celebrate animals,  from beloved domestic pets , to caring about the well-being of farmed animals and species at risk.

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Why do we need a day for the animals? The biggest reason is because we have forgotten they are our brothers and sisters on this planet. Whether we keep pets, volunteer at the local animals shelter, or choose not to participate in the animals as food paradigm, the spectrum of people who love animals is varied.

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A communion exists between people and animals, we  have all experienced it at one time or another.  Each day we can choose a path that honours  the earth, and therefore all the creatures on it.

Every decision we make has a ripple effect, you can choose to have a meat free meal,  support sustainable farming practices, volunteer with animals, stop driving, grow your own food, learn about local history and traditional food, native plants and animals.

Become the change you want to see and you will be amazed at the love that you will find.

The website‘s Mission Statement

WORLD ANIMAL DAY

  • To celebrate animal life in all its forms
  • To celebrate humankind’s relationship with the animal kingdom
  • To acknowledge the diverse roles that animals play in our lives – from being our companions, supporting and helping us, to bringing a sense of wonder into our lives
  • To acknowledge and be thankful for the way in which animals enrich our lives
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