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Celebrate notable organizations and individuals who dedicate their efforts to better society as we highlight their admirable actions for the greater good. “Every single person on this Earth has the power to change the world. And when we all come together, our power becomes irresistible. Now we must use our power to tackle the biggest threat humanity has ever faced.”~ Emma Thompson British Academy Award-winning actress

Faunalytics: Providing Research Essential to Effective Animal Advocacy

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Faunalytics: Providing Research Essential to Effective Animal Advocacy

Faunalytics is a United States-based non-profit organization with a unique mission to empower animal advocates by providing them with access to research, data, and strategies – all at no cost. It also shares data with and gives assistance to vegan business owners to help them succeed. Faunalytics has a small staff, but its output of data has been nothing but extensive! In 2019 alone, Faunalytics’
Good People, Good Work
2021-03-01   107 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-03-01

Celebrating Miracles on Supreme Master Ching Hai Day

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Celebrating Miracles on Supreme Master Ching Hai Day

In our times, Supreme Master Ching Hai came to Earth with the mission to save the planet and all sentient beings. Her boundless love reaches out to beings in all directions offering blessings and enlightenment. Her Love is beyond human comprehension and Her spiritual Radiance expands across universes. Supreme Master Ching Hai’s mission is to save the world and the animals, but also includes saving
Good People, Good Work
2021-02-22   203 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-02-22

Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 8: Pop Star Tresor Riziki

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Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 8: Pop Star Tresor Riziki

Like the accomplished refugees covered in previous parts of our series, Tresor Riziki is also among these outstanding individuals and is regarded as one of the most distinguished pop stars in Africa. Tresor is described as the pioneer of “African Neo-Pop Sounds.” Regarding his music, Tresor says that it is “a fusion of sound from all over the continent” and celebrates Africa and Africans. T
Good People, Good Work
2021-02-19   204 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-02-19

Compassion for All Equines: Horse Plus Humane Society, Part 3 of 3

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Compassion for All Equines: Horse Plus Humane Society, Part 3 of 3

"We have all kinds of different animals here. We have a pig in the stall next to us. We have chickens, cats, just whatever needs help, we want to help. So, this barn is the barn we have for our initial intake, or special needs cases. We have Phoenix here. He has been a special needs case for quite a while. His eye had ruptured, and he was at auction and it was one of the worst eye cases I have see
Good People, Good Work
2021-02-15   142 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-02-15

Compassion for All Equines: Horse Plus Humane Society, Part 2 of 3

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Compassion for All Equines: Horse Plus Humane Society, Part 2 of 3

In Part 1, we learned that the mission of this Tennessee, USA-based organization is to rescue vulnerable horses. Unfortunately, a large percentage of horses auctioned off in the US are exported to Mexico or Canada for slaughter. They are transported abroad because killing horses for human consumption is illegal in America. The charity saves many equines by purchasing them at auctions. "These anima
Good People, Good Work
2021-02-08   185 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-02-08

Compassion for All Equines: Horse Plus Humane Society, Part 1 of 3

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Compassion for All Equines: Horse Plus Humane Society, Part 1 of 3

Today we meet some of the wonderful people at Horse Plus Humane Society, located in the state of Tennessee in the United States. It is the world's largest animal welfare organization for horses, and since 2003 has saved over 6,500 horses from going to slaughter by rescuing and adopting them into lifelong homes. Tawnee Preisner is the vegan founder and president of Horse Plus Humane Society.
Good People, Good Work
2021-02-01   188 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-02-01

Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 7: Semiconductor Pioneer Dr. Andy Grove

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Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 7: Semiconductor Pioneer Dr. Andy Grove

Andrew Stephen Grove, also known as Andy Grove, was born to a middle-class Jewish family in Budapest, Hungary, on September 2, 1936. During internal unrest within Hungary in 1956, Andy, then age 20, fled to Austria. In 1957, he arrived in New York City, USA, along with 1,715 Hungarian refugees on a ship. He had next to no money and knew little English. Although without means in the US, Andy did po
Good People, Good Work
2021-01-30   241 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-01-30

Empowerment Plan – Bringing Warmth and Opportunity to Unhoused People

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Empowerment Plan – Bringing Warmth and Opportunity to Unhoused People

Today we present the Empowerment Plan, a non-profit organization based in Detroit, Michigan, United States, which employs unhoused parents to produce sleeping bag coats for the larger community of homeless people. Founded in 2011, this Shining World Compassion Award recipient’s mission is to uplift the unhoused, help them regain confidence and independence, and halt the generational cycle of pover
Good People, Good Work
2021-01-18   138 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-01-18

Peanuts Wellbeing Sanctuary – A Place of Transformation, Part 2 of 2

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Peanuts Wellbeing Sanctuary – A Place of Transformation, Part 2 of 2

The sanctuary’s animals certainly have a charisma about them! But what is striking is the power that these magnificent beings have to touch the hearts of the guests! As the vegan co-founders Mick Still and Tracey Keenan share with us, some people are so transformed by the visit, they want to permanently change their relationship with our animal co-inhabitants for the better. "It’s very kind of ove
Good People, Good Work
2021-01-11   198 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-01-11

Peanuts Wellbeing Sanctuary – A Place of Transformation, Part 1 of 2

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Peanuts Wellbeing Sanctuary – A Place of Transformation, Part 1 of 2

Today it is our pleasure to share the work of Tracey Keenan and Mick Still, the vegan co-founders of Peanuts Wellbeing Sanctuary, a 40-hectare peaceful space in New South Wales, Australia. At this nurturing and fun-filled haven, established to help end the cycle of child and animal abuse, rescued animals are given a caring forever home. Children from traumatic backgrounds are regularly invited to
Good People, Good Work
2021-01-04   181 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-01-04

Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 6: Tech Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Dame Stephanie Shirley

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Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 6: Tech Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Dame Stephanie Shirley

Dame Stephanie Shirley was born Vera Buchthal in Dortmund, Germany, in 1933. The turbulent political situation at the time prompted many parents in Central Europe to send their children to safer countries. In July of 1939, Stephanie, aged 5, and her 9-year-old sister Renate, were put on a train headed for England, UK. After a journey of two and a half days, they arrived in Britain as Kindertranspo
Good People, Good Work
2020-12-21   841 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-12-21

Ronen Bar (vegan): Bringing Animal Suffering to Light, Part 3 of 3

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Ronen Bar (vegan): Bringing Animal Suffering to Light, Part 3 of 3

Today, we hear Ronen speak about kosher foods as well as cultured meat. Kosher means that the product has been certified to meet Jewish dietary laws. Both animal products and animal-free foods can be kosher. “Unfortunately, kosher doesn't mean that there was no animal cruelty. [It’s] the other way around. All the kosher meat sold in Israel is entangled, is connected to animal cruelty.” “The only k
Good People, Good Work
2020-12-14   181 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-12-14

Ronen Bar (vegan): Bringing Animal Suffering to Light, Part 2 of 3

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Ronen Bar (vegan): Bringing Animal Suffering to Light, Part 2 of 3

Today is International Animal Rights Day, an event annually observed worldwide on December 10 to bring awareness that animals are sentient beings like us and deserve freedom, justice, and respect. Ronen’s worldwide investigations have revealed the truth of the animals’ extreme anguish in slaughterhouses and elsewhere to the public. His work has led to “wide-scale public debates, class action laws
Good People, Good Work
2020-12-10   572 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-12-10

Ronen Bar (vegan): Bringing Animal Suffering to Light, Part 1 of 3

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Ronen Bar (vegan): Bringing Animal Suffering to Light, Part 1 of 3

In 1998, the UK animal rights organization Uncaged, now known as the Centre for Animals and Social Justice, a Shining World Compassion Award laureate, designated December 10 as International Animal Rights Day. This date corresponds with the annual celebration of Human Rights Day, thus reminding society that animals also deserve freedom, justice, and respect just like humans. In honor of this impor
Good People, Good Work
2020-12-07   424 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-12-07

Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 5: NBA “Ironman” Luol Deng

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Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 5: NBA “Ironman” Luol Deng

Today, we introduce Luol Deng, who was a 2-time National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star and respected player. Compassionate in nature, he is also a philanthropist and humanitarian. Luol was born in what is now South Sudan on April 16, 1985. In 1993, the Deng family moved to the UK after the British government granted Luol’s father political asylum. At 14 years-old, Luol moved to the US and
Good People, Good Work
2020-11-30   293 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-11-30

Dr. Anita Krajnc (vegan) and the Animal Save Movement, Part 3 of 3

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Dr. Anita Krajnc (vegan) and the Animal Save Movement, Part 3 of 3

"Leo Tolstoy said, 'When we wish to harm others, we really do evil to ourselves.' And I think, the way we have harmed animals, it’s now clear that that is going to lead to the destruction of the planet through climate chaos." The Amazon rainforest, considered the "lungs of the Earth," is being razed at a frighteningly rapid pace for animal livestock raising. "We have to end animal agriculture, and
Good People, Good Work
2020-11-16   290 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-11-16

Dr. Anita Krajnc (vegan) and the Animal Save Movement, Part 2 of 3

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Dr. Anita Krajnc (vegan) and the Animal Save Movement, Part 2 of 3

"When you use a love-based, non-judgemental approach, I think it’s easier to persuade the public to join us and to transform the industry from one that is producing animal products to one that is fully plant-based and vegan and ethical as well. I was charged for giving water to thirsty pigs in 2015, and I was acquitted for that. The judge agreed that compassion is not a crime. The Pig Trial was re
Good People, Good Work
2020-11-09   468 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-11-09

Dr. Anita Krajnc (vegan) and the Animal Save Movement, Part 1 of 3

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Dr. Anita Krajnc (vegan) and the Animal Save Movement, Part 1 of 3

Today, we have the honor of meeting Dr. Krajnc, the Canadian co-founder of Toronto Pig Save and the worldwide Animal Save Movement. Anita is a former political science professor at Queen’s University in the province of Ontario, Canada, who has studied how social movements move forward through public education. She is also a vegan. “Toronto Pig Save started doing 3 vigils a week in July 2011, and w
Good People, Good Work
2020-11-02   355 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-11-02

Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 4: From Refugee to International Superstar - Gloria Estefan

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Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 4: From Refugee to International Superstar - Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan, known as the "Queen of Latin Pop," was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1957. Still a toddler, she and her family fled to Miami, Florida, USA, in 1959. In 1975, the then 18-year-old Gloria Fajardo / García met Emilio Estefan, who led a band called the Miami Latin Boys. The band released its second English-language album, Primitive Love, in 1985. The album contained three top 10 hits on the
Good People, Good Work
2020-10-31   276 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-10-31

Divine Love Never Ends

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Divine Love Never Ends

In a joyful celebration held on October 25, 1993, in Hawaii, USA, the then-mayor of the city and county of Honolulu, the Honorable Frank F. Fasi, proclaimed October 25th as “Supreme Master Ching Hai Day” and presented Master with the International Peace Commendation Award, Honorary Citizenship, Certificate of Merit, and a bronze bust of Her likeness that is permanently displayed in a Honolulu publ
Good People, Good Work
2020-10-24   593 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-10-24
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