Positive news has the ability to strengthen our hope, and that's what I want to achieve with this collection; to offer help and support to everyone who is fighting the coronavirus in every sense of the word.

We are in this together and we will get through this together.

Some time ago, I created The Happy Broadcast as a counter to all the hate and fear that swirl around the world. Since then, I've been illustrating positive, anxiety-free news which I see as an antidote to the doom and gloom we see and hear in the media.

The Happy Broadcast is a form of celebration, showing that we can all make a positive impact. So, given the difficult circumstances we're all facing, here's a series, dedicated exclusively to the pandemic.

More info: Instagram

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Sheri Lattimer
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5 months ago

Couldn't do it with an audience!! Yay for more pandas!

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Coronavirus has the world on edge as the outbreak is now a global pandemic. While some people may be more susceptible to becoming ill with the coronavirus than others, none of us are immune to the pervading sense of anxiety that has taken hold of the world.

So I decided to use my good news platform, The Happy Broadcast, to focus on stories about people uniting in friendship and solidarity or climate/animal-related news to keep things in perspective. It’s a stressful period but we can take a second, breathe deep and look at some of the positive things going on.

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Slinkman
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5 months ago

Well, it's nice to sea that in this lockdown some creatures are coming out of their shells.

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My mission of helping people's mental health through sharing happy and positive news is more important than ever so I’ve dedicated most of my time to this. I’m in my seventh week of quarantine in Los Angeles myself, keeping in touch with my family in Italy.

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Luke
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5 months ago

Hey keyboard warriors, unless you are a Chinese or an expert on Chinese culture please don't make bold statements like "it's too ingrained in the culture." That is offensive to the majority of Chinese, like myself, who have known no such a thing as dog eating culture. It is as generalizing and as ridiculously wrong as saying white people are all narcissistic white supremacists because it is "in their culture" - see how wrong that sounds? Thanks.

chickiethehen
Community Member
5 months ago

I lived the first 5 years of my life there. there is NOT many dog-cat factories, whatever you can call them. They are not common and many government facilities have tried to put a stop to them!!! Just the thought of eating cats and dogs can make someone vegan. It's NOT good. eat healthy. not eat adorable things.

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Mya Lugar
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5 months ago

I certainly don't like the practice, but we eat rabbits, pigs etc. that some people keep as pets..goats, sheep..why do we impose a say on what another culture deems food,?J? What is the criterion? J ust because they are cute and can be domesticated. Hopefully they were never badly treated,. Cows are beautiful and can be "friendly" but most of us have enjoyed a burger.

Corrine Rightsell
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm with Mya here. The problem to me is how they are treated in life and up to death. The real issue to me is how sad it is to have so many stray cats and dogs that suffer in kennels and outside. Honestly I know for sure that in the extreme that this country was short on meat... Most people would not complain to get some and not ask questions!

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Kacey Queen
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5 months ago

The only difference between eating a dog and eating a pig is your perception. All animals want to live.

Iline Brooks
Community Member
5 months ago

Eh nope, the human/dog partnership goes back more than 15 000 years, we as humans have bred dogs to help us with work be it herding, shepherding, rescuing etc in turn for our friendship and protection. Breaking this bond or partnership by seeing them as food is a literal betrayal to this this bond that is now so ingrained in every dog...not so much pigs, or cows, sorry.

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Jia Kia
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5 months ago

eating dogs in china is actually pretty rare in big cities and only in urban areas, I have never seen a dog meat shop in china before.

Orionpax75
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5 months ago

Disgusted that this is even a topic to discuss!! Humans truly are a plague!! :(

Jackie Burnham
Community Member
5 months ago

Humans need a plague .... oh wait ....

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Human #1,232,867
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5 months ago

It's sad to see that only now and only one city in the entire China finally put a law to stop this nonsense.. Now, it will take 20 years to enforce it and another 20 years to get all cities in China to follow.

Maddie Painter
Community Member
5 months ago

I remember going to school to hear my best friend (Mum from Korea, Dad from China) being told made fun of by a girl because "her family packed her dog for lunch". No one talked to her except me and her other real friends. (This girl was so dumb her mum packed her fish and kimchi! How does Kimchi and Fish look like a DOG?!)

Ryleigh
Community Member
5 months ago

Go doggies!!!

Mary Dellenbusch
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Don't believe this fucked up country. While this is nice and all it will never happen. This president and it's cops are so fucking corrupt it's not even funny. All they give a shit about is money. There are NO animal rights laws in this country. If they want to do something make it a law and ban the consumption of companion animals and all wildlife! And enforce the fucking thing! I feel for those animal activists who live in this country and are trying to help those with no voice. There are many good people who live in this country and I hope like hell they win over the abusive assholes. The cruelty in this country is worse than any other.

jevais
Community Member
5 months ago

Mary D'elle Busch I totally agree with you

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Teresa Balhou
Community Member
5 months ago

It should be banned every where

Margaret Hansen
Community Member
5 months ago

thhank god' its past time to save the helpless animals '' now we need all of china to leave thhe dogs an cats alone'' thank you all that gave it up;; love them dont eat them''

Teresa Groth
Community Member
5 months ago

Praise Jesus

Margareta Hagman
Community Member
5 months ago

hurray thats good news

Haleema
Community Member
5 months ago

As a massive animal lover this is the best news for me.

Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
5 months ago

I am opposed to ANYONE eating predators(carnivores usually) whether wild or tame... there are plenty of herbivores/omnivores- like cows, pigs and chickens (e.g. wild fowl and deer) plus fish- to choose from if you want to eat meat. People also need to stop eating species that are threatened/endangered (and destroying the habits they live in).

Iapetos
Community Member
5 months ago

There is nothing noble about eating herbivores or omnivores. It would be significantly less perverted to eat plants.

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Aussie Vegan Chick
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5 months ago

The only difference between eating a dog and eating a pig is your perception. All animals are sentient beings who want to live.

Iline Brooks
Community Member
5 months ago

Eh nope, the human/dog partnership goes back more than 15 000 years, we as humans have bred dogs to help us with work be it herding, shepherding, rescuing etc in turn for our friendship and protection. Breaking this bond or partnership by seeing them as food is a literal betrayal to this this bond that is now so ingrained in every dog...not so much pigs, or cows, sorry.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

Finally, it is a step in the right direction.

Margarita Fletes
Community Member
5 months ago

About time!

Edie Aronovitz Genden
Community Member
5 months ago

Good goin China

Animal lover❤
Community Member
5 months ago

Yay!

chachkimooch
Community Member
4 months ago

YAY!!!

Audrey Bob-The-Builder
Community Member
5 months ago

It says " Shenzhen becomes first Chinese city to ban the sale and consumption of dogs and cats with historic new law."

Iapetos
Community Member
5 months ago

YESSSSS!

Paige Garberding
Community Member
5 months ago

If we'd just leave them alone.

thomas the tank engine
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5 months ago

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Gabrielle Albert
Community Member
5 months ago

Big win for doggos

Daniele Ribolla
Community Member
5 months ago

hat a good good good news...!!!!! :-D

L.j. Bus
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Let’s just hope they will cave (not because it’s dogs but because it’s an animal that are being handled according to an old tradition, that’s the part that scares me most, not ”the slaughter and consumption” of certain animals but the way they are trafficked and sold and prepared/slaughtered (not that I know anything about how the consumption of dogs works but I do know the TCM can be super cruel towards animals when they for example need a powder made from extracted galbladder juice from a beat just to name something. Even 1 person handling an animal in that way is one too many. Animals shouldn’t have to suffer for any human made up reason or neglect. It’s still a mess with the unnecessary stressful ritual slaughter of lams/sheep with some fanatic muslims (fanatics, not radical, please don’t take offense, it’s just a fact that Some people are too ingrained in their culture’s old ways, Some, never All, it happens in any religion or even non-religious communities like family traditions, I can only imagine how some families can top any religious “fanatic” so please don’t generalize any group, culture or tradition)

craig zlizt
Community Member
5 months ago

Animals that become food in the US are treated much worse than the so called wet markets in China. But it's cows, chickens, pigs and sheep not dogs, cats and bats so,,,,,,

CbusResident
Community Member
5 months ago

Agreed that their should be reform to end animal cruelty in the US, but that has nothing to do with COVID-19. My dear fellow liberals, let's acknowledge some facts: this wasn't caused by US livestock, it was caused by a wet meat market in Wuhan. That's the analysis of NPR, Reuters and The Atlantic - none of which are fake news. Yes, US slaughterhouses also needlessly create public health risks (their unnecessary and dangerous use of antibiotics for one thing). But let's call out needs for reform everywhere. Don't blame the Chinese wet meat markets just b/c they're foreign, but don't refuse to blame them just b/c they're foreign. Like we say, to the 'young Earth creationists', there are certain facts which must be acknowledged.

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Luna Zen
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5 months ago

i love this silver lining

Ananas
Community Member
5 months ago

50 000 upvotes

DC
Community Member
5 months ago

I again fail to see how eating dogs or cats is in any way different from eating pigs or chicken. Either it is right or wrong, but this certainly does not depend on the species by any rational means.

Iapetos
Community Member
5 months ago

It is clearly wrong to keep a smart animal such as a cat, dog, human, pig or chicken, in tiny cages under circumstances that are meant to increase profit of whoever incarcerates them.

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XxInstantKarmaxX
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5 months ago

It was wrong to start with I get that it's in their culture but seriously its 2020 were all going to die unless you guys get your act together elephant tusk is NOT medicine and will do nothing for your dogs and cats aren't either they may taste good but it's not fair on them and so much more .-.

Kacey Queen
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5 months ago

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Mehraj Sodha
Community Member
5 months ago

What about other animals?

Peter Bear
Community Member
5 months ago

*shrugs* Eating cats, dogs, bats, or anything else is a personal preference and has no bearing at all on morality and ethics. If you'd eat a cow, you'd eat a dog. It's just meat. There's no difference.

Iline Brooks
Community Member
5 months ago

Eh nope, the human/dog partnership goes back more than 15 000 years, we as humans have bred dogs to help us with work be it herding, shepherding, rescuing etc in turn for our friendship and protection. Breaking this bond or partnership by seeing them as food is a literal betrayal to this this bond that is now so ingrained in every dog...not so much pigs, or cows, sorry.

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Suzanne Dunne
Community Member
5 months ago

Been waiting a long time

JJM
Community Member
5 months ago

This, to me is earth shattering. To think that Asians actually do (can't even put into words) this should be a crime punishable with with severe outcomes. Breaks my heart even to think about this happening to innocent cats and dogs.

Kanga9ine
Community Member
5 months ago

Everything tastes like chicken anyway so why stick with that. I don't think we should eat anything with a face.

Lisa Shelton
Community Member
5 months ago

Chickens have faces.

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CbusResident
Community Member
5 months ago

But you can't say that COVID-19 came from Chinese wet meat markets, just because it did. You can't say that if that might offend someone's culture!

DC
Community Member
5 months ago

Yu can absolutely say that, but, as everywhere, you gotta stick to the facts or someone will point out you didn't. It MAY BE it came from there. Ok, so ... it may also be from elsewhere.. Ok, so ... we actually don't know, but can guess a lot ... which is, in the end, close to pointless.

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DC
Community Member
5 months ago

guess what worries me? with the new law being set up, which is good, but we all know that when something is "hard' to get, the price will what? increase, that's right, basic economics, demand and supply. Now imagine this, the law says no consumption of the poor dog and cats, and we naively think the demand for such creature will be eliminated? NO, rather, the merchant will increase the price for the animal simply because its illegal and then drive more people into the "business" as its almost riskless when compared to other more dangerous animals.

DC
Community Member
5 months ago

guess what worries me? with the new law being set up, which is good, but we all know that when something is "hard' to get, the price will what? increase, that's right, basic economics, demand and supply. Now imagine this, the law says no consumption of the poor dog and cats, and we naively think the demand for such creature will be eliminated? NO, rather, the merchant will increase the price for the animal simply because its illegal and then drive more people into the "business

DC
Community Member
5 months ago

... is it normal to have the same name for two people around here...?

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Lars
Community Member
5 months ago

Nasty people

Ireland Gacha
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5 months ago

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Adorable, but... why... where you... eating cats... and dogs...to begin with?

Allen Lavine
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5 months ago

Why we eat Chicken and pig

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Slinkman
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5 months ago

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So you can´t buy a dog or a cat?

Steve Wall
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5 months ago

Can't buy one from a market to kill and eat it.

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I doubt it will work though, I think it is too ingrained in the culture.

Water Bottle
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5 months ago (edited)

That is the most stupid statement I have heard this year

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5 months ago

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Dog raviolis are pretty good. S Korea and China still have factories that process dogs, usually Chows

eli
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5 months ago

Jeez, you've eaten a dog?

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Fake news and misinformation are in vogue more than ever and misleading clues, ranging from unscientific health advice to inaccurate figures about the victims of the disease have made their way to the pages of newspapers and news websites and airwaves of TV and radio stations. Very seldom is positive news shared by major broadcasting companies but I’ve also seen the birth of many social outlets focused on highlighting the positive stories of the people in lockdown.

There’s a thin line between being aware and living in constant fear and anxiety. You don't have to be constantly seeking information. Get the facts, not the rumors and listen to public health experts who can help navigate the path ahead. For that reason, I just launched a newsletter full of optimism and unbiased fact-checked stories.

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Ryleigh
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5 months ago

Awww, he's such a kind man! Thank you for your service Tom.

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4EVER PANDA
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5 months ago

yay!

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Slinkman
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5 months ago

This way of working together wil let us break down this virus! :D BRICKBYBRICKBABY!

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Kjorn
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5 months ago

our prime minister in the province of Québec too told us so :-)

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Hans
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5 months ago

I doubt this to have any lasting effect. A drop for a few months and not a permanent change in how we use the planet almost meaningless for the climate.

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Panda Kicki
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5 months ago

I hope they keep the pets afterwards as well.

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Well, I Tried
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm a little worried about the nurses and doctors who are coming out of retirement. A lot of them will be elderly and at higher risk of death from coronavirus. Stay at home everyone!

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4EVER PANDA
Community Member
5 months ago

yay again!

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GARRETT O'BANION
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5 months ago

thats awesome

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4EVER PANDA
Community Member
5 months ago

*gasps in a good way*

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SBW71
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5 months ago

They need to put that on the news instead of how many cases and deaths

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Slinkman
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5 months ago

I know i am ;) also pretty done with all this shit , i want to go out again and work, see my friends and family :( It is for a good cause though, that thought gets me outa bed every day ;)

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