We are often bombarded with fear-mongering and shocking headlines that make us feel that the world is falling apart.

However, while it’s important to report on problems and issues, I believe there is so much good in this world that it needs to be found and promoted just as widely.

Because of that, I started The Happy Broadcast. It's an anti-venom to the vitriolic rhetoric that pervades our media. Also, this year, I’ve illustrated even more happy news than in 2018.

We need more positive news to acknowledge that the world is actually getting better little by little.

More info: Instagram

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Rose the Cook
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2 years ago

Child marriage should not be tolerated anywhere.

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When I'm working on The Happy Broadcast, I try to pick news that has an international appeal and touches themes like animal rights, climate change and science. News that shows how much we’re progressing on many fronts despite being often bombarded with few-mongering headlines.

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Ania O
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2 years ago

This should have way more upvotes!

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Marc
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2 years ago

Yet big parts of the Rainforest are burning these days...

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I think there are many reasons why negative news is dominating the media. It's like a sudden disaster a, it's more compelling than, for example, little improvements. Bad things can happen quickly, but good things aren’t built in a day, and as they unfold, they're out of sync with the news cycle.

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Nea
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2 years ago

This must make many people happy due to one act. Lovely initiative.

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Raine Soo
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2 years ago

I had read about this in the news earlier this year. Good job, mate!

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Marc
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2 years ago

Thank you Norway!

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As humans, we have this thing called “negative bias” that make us respond quicker to bad or dangerous situations. Nowadays, this bias is getting in the way of our happiness and well-being, and even our productivity because most of the narrative surrounding us (print, online or mobile) is that the “world is ending".

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Foxxy
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2 years ago

Wow, that is a huge rise. Fantastic efforts.

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Marc
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2 years ago

It is getting more and more common in some countries and supermarkets. Loose fruits and vegetables and also non-perfect ones. It's a good trend!

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More funding is needed for stem cell research. They have already discovered some incredible ways stem cells can help with paralysis and other movement disorders etc. Imagine what else they can discover.

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I think we should find a balance between negative and positive news. From politics to climate change and economy, negative and bad news surrounds us everywhere we go. A potential solution could be to limit the amount of bad news, basically slow down our personal news cycle, adding some positive news to our “news diet” to make sure that our outlook on the world is more optimistic. Also, it's very important to invest time to deal with misinformation and the reliability of news sources.

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Magpie
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2 years ago

Ducks will also be providing some fertilizer. Win Win

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Marc
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2 years ago

That is amazing! The Netherlands are an amazing example when it comes to society and community. We all can learn from them!

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Lucas
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2 years ago

Every country needs to do that - and stop whaling.

Freya the Wanderer
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2 years ago

And stop butchering seals. That's your next step, Canada!

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Kenneth Reese
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2 years ago

Fun fact: most animal professionals in the animal care field give their animals far superior care to any lay cat or dog owner. This kind of policy is ignorant and yields to false narratives of cruelty propagated by organizations that, ironically, murder thousands of animals (coughPETAcough)

Arian Cantu
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2 years ago

True that, well said Kenneth. PETA are the bad guys in this story, and the world needs to know it

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Terrycloth gas
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2 years ago

Gotta say, FU to Sea World, as well as those caged zoos.

Thomas Turnbull
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2 years ago

Japan needs to stop whaling

Mooncut
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2 years ago

Dolphins and whales don't deserve that kind of treatment

John Greene
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2 years ago

And that includes any wordplay to all the smart alecks out there. Not for entertainment, business, study, education, etcetera.

Tad Smurgley
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2 years ago

what about for other porpoises?

tuzdayschild
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2 years ago

YAY Canada!

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
2 years ago

The Taiji hunting season is on and they just captured and slaughtered a pod of Melonhead whales. Check out Ric O'Barry's site. They have onsite witnesses to each day's hunt. It's a terrible thing.

MADELEINE KIMBALL
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2 years ago

YESSSSS!!!! Thank you Canada!

Craig McCann
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2 years ago

Bye Bye Sea World!

Lise Shaw
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2 years ago

Yay for us.....way to go Canada

Susan Henry
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2 years ago

Every country needs to do this. Xsx

Susan Portugal
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2 years ago

We love you Canada

Linda DeBaker Mucha Thomas
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2 years ago

This is spectacular! Thank you Canada!

Sheryl Rose
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2 years ago

I love this one. Those animals are not goldfish.

William Thorp
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2 years ago

Way to go Canada. I knew I loved my northern neighbors for some reason :-)

Linda Robinett
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2 years ago

Those shows are becoming less popular so I would not be surprised to see it in the USA. Also animal free circuses are very popular.

Regina Drake
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2 years ago

now if they could also please stop clubbing baby seals to death...that'd be great...

Jennifer Gohm
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2 years ago

You do realize this comment sounds like you just crawled out from under a bloody rock. As a somewhat wordly Canadian, please stop watching all the PETA crap that keeps cycling videos of seals being clubbed from the 70's.......most seals are dispatched with a gun now and the only the Inuk people are aloud to use a club. Seal babies or white coats have been illegal to hunt since 1987.....their are well over 7.7 million harp seals. It is a way of life that you do not want/or wish to understand. Might I suggest reading articles that were posted in the National post or how about Wikipedia, or better yet go read the Newfoundlan and Labrador fisheries information on sealing.

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Jonathan Reiter
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2 years ago

What about when the Cetaeceans start washing up on seashores because their echolocating got screwed up by SONAR on surface and submarine vessels?...

Roxy Eastland
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2 years ago

UK did this decades ago. Sometimes it shocks me that there are countries still doing this.

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

Thank you Canada.

Heidi Roslund
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2 years ago

Happy but sad that we actually need laws to protect life...

Robert Cooper
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2 years ago

Other countries should follow.

Joey Tam
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2 years ago

I am so touched.

Julia Merkel
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2 years ago

This ought to be the way the world works, with every country. Sustaining it's wild population instead of capturing and killing...for entertainments sake?

Jeanette Mather
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2 years ago

It should never have been allowed in the first place.

sharron lynn parsons
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2 years ago

I am ecstatic to read this, I pray, all counties do the same, stop animal suffering !!!

Mark Plumridge
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2 years ago

Marineland in Ontario has Boluga whales in a tank. I guess that isn't entertainment??!!

Bean53
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2 years ago

No animals should be kept in captivity for human entertainment - ever.

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

No animal should be tortured and killed for human entertainment (trophy hunting, bull "fighting").

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 years ago

WELL, it's about time, eliminate, more suffering, all countries need to follow and soon !!!

Susan Borgen
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2 years ago

Fantastic ! Hope it catches on world-wide.

Sarah Dunmire
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2 years ago

If you really want to see these beautiful creatures go see them in there natural habitat. I agree, this should be everywhere.

Emily Ly
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2 years ago

nah this ain't a good thing. this will prevent us from learning about and saving cetacean species and makes it impossible to even try and improve captive environments for them. zoos and aquariums save species.

Ann Light
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2 years ago

Hooray for Canada.

Ino Villarreal
Community Member
2 years ago

God didn’t make them to be our toys.

Auntie Depressant
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2 years ago

NO MORE ANIMAL ENTERTAINMENT PERIOD, WORLDWIDE PLEASE!

Elizabeth Gardner
Community Member
2 years ago

Sanity prevails, totally unnecessary to have them performing for humans that is not what they do. To keep them in captivity is cruel the same as someone being kept in a cell for their life time.

Jo Choto
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2 years ago

Wish that was an international law.

Vinniegret
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2 years ago

Hail Canada, a very decent, civilized country

Sandy Kavanaugh
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2 years ago

Wow! Why wasn't this front page news??!!

Nancy Kosola
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2 years ago

👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Patrick De Montbrun
Community Member
2 years ago

Glad we have. Totally agree....

Una Fester
Community Member
2 years ago

Great!

Renée Guercia
Community Member
2 years ago

Everyone needs to do this!

David Chapman
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2 years ago

But other animals are ok????

Jean Farrell
Community Member
2 years ago

Lisa

Jean Farrell
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2 years ago

Now for the rest of the world Lisa 🐬🐋🐳

Denise Ward
Community Member
2 years ago

So for other reasons it's ok?

tazkwondo
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2 years ago

The rate of divorce rises!

Thea Hanrath
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2 years ago

Enjoying all the good news I'll be back

Nerdiqueen
Community Member
2 years ago

if a zoo keeps them to help with conservation and scientific research (also for conservation), and helps injured and sick wild ones, are they allowed to do shows (which can help and act as a form of physical therapy for some)?

Monica Hellweg
Community Member
2 years ago

Absolutely love, love it!

Denise Fox
Community Member
2 years ago

This is great news

Marg Smith
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2 years ago

So very pleased to hear this

Sean Riddolls
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2 years ago

Wow, Marineland is not going to be happy about this news.

Julie Lynch
Community Member
2 years ago

Good on you Canada, so happy to hear that, now the rest of the world follow suit!!!

Kirsten Lunoe
Community Member
2 years ago

❤️ wish that had this everywhere

Dominique Macquart
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2 years ago

J'adore!

Howard Long
Community Member
2 years ago

Populism

Olga Rodriguez
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2 years ago

❤️

Sera the Dragon
Community Member
2 years ago

We don't deserve Canada TwT

Ryan Castleberry
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2 years ago

Lol keeping them in captivity is literally saving their lives

Diara Lucien
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2 years ago

Actually it can make animals fall into a sort of depression. Also they know how to hunt and defend themselves, they're called 'wild animals' for a reason. https://www.dolphinproject.com/campaigns/captivity-industry/facts-about-captivity/ https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/why-whales-and-dolphins-do-not-belong-in-tanks/ https://animalstudiesrepository.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1008&context=acwp_wmm

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Maribeth Hallahan
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2 years ago

wish US did that

RadicalPebble
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2 years ago

This reminds me of Free Willy. I think animals should not be kept unless the animals with to stay with you.

Noreen Barkley
Community Member
2 years ago

Wonderful!

Stéphanie Morneault
Community Member
2 years ago

Heck ya!!!

Sherry Stafford
Community Member
2 years ago

good.

Margaret Cabello
Community Member
2 years ago

Thank you!!!

Vivien Counsell Mitchell
Community Member
2 years ago

Why isn't everyone doing this?

Carmen Foster
Community Member
2 years ago

Let’s hope they make it illegal to hunt seals

Cathy Proctor
Community Member
2 years ago

Bravo!

Gautam Bharadwaja
Community Member
2 years ago

A law should be passed stopping the keeping of ALL animals in captivity,

Barb Banse
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2 years ago

How come we still have some in captivity If this so called law has been passed?????

Ann Abdelzaher
Community Member
2 years ago

well guess MArineland won't be doing any shows anytime soon.

Mandi Hancock
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2 years ago

<3

Orion Atherstone
Community Member
2 years ago

But they're still selling them off for "research"...We haven't 'saved' anyone.

Deborah Brudnak
Community Member
2 years ago

When are we going to do that.

Ute Kowert
Community Member
2 years ago

YES!!!!

Nadine Francis
Community Member
2 years ago

The US needs to do this. We have too many animals in captivity just for the pleasure of people.

Nancy Bernard
Community Member
2 years ago

Thank you a million times over!

Lissa Ramnath
Community Member
2 years ago

They freed Willie!!:D How great are Canadians!?

Sunzilla
Community Member
2 years ago

Thank the Heavens! This always bothers me. Caged animals. Just as bad as caged children. Go Canada!

melbfk
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2 years ago

Yay!!!!!

Gay Abarbanell
Community Member
2 years ago

And when will the USA wake up?

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm a Canadian and this just makes me proud!

Rachel Ward
Community Member
2 years ago

GOOD. I hope the USA is next!

Lynne Stankard
Community Member
2 years ago

Canada will lead - will the others please follow??

Katherine Lake
Community Member
2 years ago

Go Canada!

Karen Chaddock
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm a Canadian and am pleased to know that this bill is in place to help protect sea life .

JJM
Community Member
2 years ago

Goodbye Seaworld Canada. About time!

Linda West
Community Member
2 years ago

AMEN!!!!!

Linda West
Community Member
2 years ago

YES~!!!!

Myxomatosis
Community Member
2 years ago

Thank you so much my neighbors just a few hours away!

Vee Lyons
Community Member
2 years ago

Damn right.

moeless
Community Member
2 years ago

Still OK to club baby seals to death? Got it.

Tina Hugh
Community Member
2 years ago

If animals are able to escape, do they? Or do they explore and then come back (like cats)? It’s literally possible to get the opinions of the animals on this issue. If Marine World is a nice gig I wouldn’t want to take that away from them.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Marine World is the cruel gig! Animals do not enjoy to be imprisoned; if they could they would escape.

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Haleema
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2 years ago

THANK YOU CANADA.

nala simba
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2 years ago

They are learning!

Lou Fisher
Community Member
2 years ago

AND THE USA SHOULD FOLLOW

Diane Joines
Community Member
2 years ago

The very thought of these animals in captivity is terrifying!

Laura Baldwin
Community Member
2 years ago

If only the rest of the role would follow. Amazing Canada.

Celia Schott
Community Member
2 years ago

Can’t believe is taking this long to ban it everywhere

Lois Hoffer
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes!!

Lou Lou Woodbury
Community Member
2 years ago

BRAVOOOOOO!!!!! BRAVOOOOOO!!!!! Encore!!!!!

Valerie Lessard
Community Member
2 years ago

GOOD

Margaret Wright
Community Member
2 years ago

All animals should be free

Joel Blazquez Sargatal
Community Member
2 years ago

Still the club baby seals to death 😢

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

....and it's still OK with certain "people". Disheartening.

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Ananas
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2 years ago

Freaking love canada!

Willem Groenewald
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2 years ago

It still amazes me that the blue whale is the largest animal that has ever lived on earth. It took an asteroid to kill most dinosaurs, hope we are not the reason for something even bigger to go extinct one day. Ok I know not 100% related to this story as they don't use blue whales for entertainment

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

Unfortunately, we are the reason for all the destruction of our planet and life it supports.

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just another bookworm
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2 years ago

can we all be like canda

European other
Community Member
2 years ago

Been that way in England since the 90s.

Magpie
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2 years ago

THANK YOU

Jewlee Catnap
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2 years ago

That's actually depressing. The price of animal rights activists is the extinction of the vaquita.

Tina McLarty
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2 years ago

So none of them at Aarineland in the summer in Niagara Falls?

Stille20
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2 years ago

Marineland needs to improve the way they care for their animals. There are part of the reason this law went into affect.

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Who the hell did that? Most places that keep these animals in captivity do so with ill animals afaik, And use "entertainment" to earn some money to keep the animals in good health. There are people/places that keep healthy, completely adapted to the wilderness, marine animals captive for entertainment only?

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Except that any animal already in captivity will remain so. Its a good stsrt though.

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Nea
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2 years ago

Steps like these show the power of the State in achieving large scale sustainable results if there is a will.

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Sonja
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2 years ago

Oh...thats sooo sweet, that should be everywhere..

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Marc
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2 years ago

That is especially important in the fight against so called puppy mills.

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Iggy
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2 years ago

Or buzz stops, as they should now be known.

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Marc
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2 years ago

It's sad that in 2019 equal pay has to be enforced. It should be just normal... should.

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Sonja
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2 years ago

Oooh.love this...why it is not everywhere...

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Pamela24
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2 years ago

I love this picture! So cute!

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Full Name
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2 years ago

This is a great contrast to all the negativity we hear about women's value in India.

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Raine Soo
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2 years ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you! The bees thank you, and I thank you.

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Magpie
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2 years ago

I have always hated circuses. Even when I was so young I did not have the words to explain why I was crying. So good to see this!!!

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2 years ago

I'll believe it when I see it. There have been stories of oil eating bacteria, and all sorts of magical things that eat the bad stuff. I hope to see it, but until then....

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2 years ago

This is fantastic. Sooooo many people end up in jail or dead because we fail them as a society.

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2 years ago

Did they find a match?

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Iggy
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2 years ago

95% is very impressive.

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2 years ago

Yes but they are in danger of climate change now like many species

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Rose the Cook
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2 years ago

They should not have been there in the first place.

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Marc
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2 years ago

Palm oil is in so many products. I try to avoid them but it is not always easy. Palm tree farms did destroy a lot of animal habits and nature environments.

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Jon Garrett
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2 years ago

Nairobi has a baby elephant orphanage. So I guess not. Of course, if they are brought up in the orphanage, which is by Nairobi National Park, then they are not sold to a zoo or circus.

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2 years ago

That's adorable. Not sure how something involving grown adults and the most massive terrestrial animals can be adorable, but somehow it is.

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Raine Soo
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2 years ago

This is wonderful news!

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Zach Tan
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2 years ago

Great for packaging! For almost everything else, not so much. But still a great step forward!

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Pedro Hasashi
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2 years ago

Now let's build Jurassic Park!

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Magpie
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2 years ago

That is brilliant! And this research has taken a very long time to bear fruit. Thank god for scientists ;p

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Magpie
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2 years ago

This is great! This is what us grown ups need to do for the climate strike kids.

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Lucas
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2 years ago

The best snoots on the planet's best critters.

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Magpie
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2 years ago

So wonderful to see compassion making the law. * cries just a bit *

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Juliana Kessler
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2 years ago

This is definitely a good thing, but be careful to remember that fortnite is known for an especially toxic crunch culture. Employees are expected to work insane hours with no pay. Planting forests is good, but he should also be held responsible for the unfair and harmful working conditions his company creates.

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Marc
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2 years ago

That is a good sign. Break the circle! That is the only way.

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