September Big Table Round Up Blog
This Roundup blog includes all news and animal welfare activity from August and September. From pre and post reports on the United Nations Food Systems Summit, to the influence of the young and how the Gorillas in Uganda are being saved through a One Health, One Welfare policy. Please do catch up on the articles, blogs and extensive social media support for all these stories plus so much more.
Months on and my local superstore still goes for weeks without having frozen veg available. And now shortages of seasonal labour, drivers and gas have raised political questions and sparked…
To my mind, the UN Secretary-General has done something extraordinary. In convening the Food Systems Summit, he has hoicked the issue of food to a place resembling where it should…
United Nations Summit Calls for End to ‘War On Nature’
On World Gorilla Day, a personal guest blog from dear friend Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka
Why The United Nations Food Summit is already a Success
“Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world, is done by children”, is how author and poet, Oliver Wendell Holmes put it. His quote came to mind when I interviewed a young girl about her ambition to see an end to factory farming and preserve the health and well-being of all animals on our planet.
August 12th is World Elephant Day. As we celebrate these incredible animals, we reflect on the devastating link between industrial animal farming, the risk of new viruses and the dramatic decline of this iconic species.
Transformation – denoting a complete change to make things better – is the ambition of the UN Food Systems Summit scheduled for New York in September.
Social Media – Top Stories
On #InternationalDogDay it seems only right to share photos of @PenFarthing & @Nowzad rescues
All thoughts & prayers are with him, his team & animals & all those rescuers & dogs in war torn & troubled countries#dogsoftwitter #OperationArk @domdyer70 @PeterEgan6 @DeborahMeaden pic.twitter.com/y8Cvu7SjM7
— Philip Lymbery (@philip_ciwf) August 26, 2021
Wonderful news that @PenFarthing & rescues #OperationArk are on their way home
Massive thanks to absolutely everyone involved, all
supporters, donors, @DefenceHQ & brave British Forces
But prayers & thoughts remain with @Nowzad staff & all who are fleeing #AfghanistanDisaster pic.twitter.com/CIs01HsLDg
— Philip Lymbery (@philip_ciwf) August 27, 2021
Wishing dogs, owners, vets, nurses, rescuers & carers everywhere inc @ciwf Patrons a #happydogday
United by our love of all life on Earth@PeterEgan6 @DeborahMeaden @ChrisGPackham @marcthevet @domdyer70 @PenFarthing #dogsoftwitter #happydogday pic.twitter.com/50ALLORE32
— Philip Lymbery (@philip_ciwf) September 9, 2021
On this week’s Connecting the Dots – Ajay Vir Jakhar, Chairman, Bharat Krishak Samaj (Farmers’ Forum, India) and Vice Chair – Sustainable Consumption & UN Food Champion, meets Mr Philip Lymbery, Global CEO of Compassion in World Farming. He talks about the need for regenerative agriculture and the urgency to eliminate bloated and wasteful factory farming systems….