Dianic boutique opening 1st June



New clothing store for women

HORNCASTLE, LINCOLNSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, June 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dianic Boutique, new clothing store for women opening today. Dianic, a specialty women’s clothing boutique, is the place to be for bohemian fashion that features the latest trends and collections for women who live free through fashion and art. Dianic offers a wide range of products from dresses, tops, skirts and much more – all reflecting a high level of quality, invoking attributes of femininity, spirit, and creativity in its design, while focusing on ethically sourced clothing and targeting more natural fibre clothing.

Our philosophy at Dianic is to be free in life like in fashion. We want to help you look good and do good for the environment, we help by providing outfit ideas in our featured sections on the website and how you can mix and match our outfits we offer.

We deliver all over the UK – England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. We are committed to providing the highest quality products. We guarantee to offer best price in the online market. We use recycled packaging and group together your order in as fewer parcels as possible.

Dianic boutique is a new unique clothing store for women specialising in bohemian inspired clothing, from chic bohemian to simple long dresses there is a style to suit everyone. Dianic boutique caters for women of all sizes, we stock sizes 6 to 20 and we have a helpful sizing guide featured on each product page. Dianic boutique is a socially responsible clothing store and we promote sustainability. We have several different lines that help the environment such as our Dianic vintage range and our reuse and rewear, helping reduce clothing going to landfill.

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The deaths of unarmed young black men, is in many instances, the result of statistically based associations between black men and violent criminal behavior.

By Jack Levine
A discussion on why unarmed young black men are frequently shot, is long overdue. Scientific research studies indicate that the main cause of this tragic phenomenon is the perception that there is, in fact, an association between African Americans and violent criminal behavior. This translates into an instinctual fear on the part of many whites, including police officers, by a distorted assessment of the threat posed to them when confronting a young black man. Is this racism? Or is it the result of unfortunate cultural patterns in the black community that can and should be changed.
This fear on the part of white people is not without some statistical justification. While blacks only comprise 13% of the U.S. population, they comprise 29% of those arrested for violent crimes. In black neighborhoods, homicide remains the most common cause of death for African American men, aged 15 to 34. As a result of these statistics, many white Americans associate violent crime with African Americans.

The publicity surrounding the beating of Rodney King; the shooting of Trayvon Martin; the shooting death of Michael Brown; the death of Freddy Gray and, many other reported incidents, have attracted national attention. The more recent shooting death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick Ga. and the strangulation death of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police have most recently engaged the nation.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson reportedly once told a Chicago audience, “there is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery – – then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.” Scientific studies have demonstrated why this is so. In these studies, white college students were shown images of black men and white men and asked whether an object being held was a gun, or something else. The studies demonstrated a marked reduction in accuracy on the part of white students, causing them to mistake ordinary objects for guns, when shown a black face and, some other object, when shown a white face.
This study may explain the fatal March 2018 Sacramento police shooting, which occurred at night, in which a 22-year-old African American, Stephon Clark, was confronted by two police officers, responding to a 911 call, Clark was instructed: “Show me your hands.” At that moment, Clark was merely holding a cell phone in his hand, which was mistakenly perceived as a weapon by the police officers.
Furthermore, it is unlikely that racial bias training for police officers, by itself, will have any effect on the perception that there is a correlation between violent criminal behavior and young black men. Studies conducted on the incarceration of African Americans convicted of various crimes, support this correlation. In 2014, a study conducted by the NAACP showed that African Americans, while only 13% of the general population, constituted 34% of the nation’s prison population, a rate more than five (5) times that of whites.
Although this disparity may, to some extent, be accounted for by racial prejudices that may exist in our criminal justice system, the only way to change this perception of a correlation between crime and African-Americans, is for the black community to undertake a major effort to institute cultural changes. The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. pointed the way in his “I Have a Dream Speech”: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
Social scientists believe that building character, begins at an early age by children adopting their parents as role models, with fathers being the principal role model for male children. With 77% of African American children born out-of-wedlock and, raised only by their mothers, the opportunities to develop good character are thereby greatly reduced. Instead, young black males, raised in single parent homes, may by default, look to street gang leaders and drug dealers as models to fill the void left by absent fathers.
Because the black community appears to tolerate black fathers abandoning their children, this cultural tradition must change if we are to eliminate the unfortunate perception of a correlation between young African American males and criminal or violent behavior.
In addition, the drop-out rate of African American school children must be drastically reversed. In a 2005-2006 study conducted by the NAACP, the high school dropout rate for black students was reported to be over 50%. The nation-wide drop-out rate for black college students in recent years has remained steady at approximately 65%, compared with a drop-out rate of only 38% for white college students. Understandably, those without either a high school or college education have greatly reduced prospects for obtaining a job that will adequately support themselves, or a family. This inevitably leads to a feeling of low esteem for many black youths and a multi- generational reliance on welfare benefits and food stamp which entrap many into a life of poverty.
Although few would doubt that pockets of racial prejudice still exist in America, perhaps it is time that the African American community looks inwardly, as well as outwardly to identify the sources of racial prejudice. In addition to Police Departments stressing racial sensitivity in their personnel training programs, perhaps the leaders of our black communities should organize neighborhood meetings to discuss these issues and try to understand the real reasons for some of the perceptions that large portions of the white community have unfortunately developed.
If these measures are undertaken, when Black Lives Matter organizes their next demonstration, instead of angrily over-turning police vehicles, they should, perhaps consider marching through our inner cities with slogans on their banners and signs: “We have met the enemy, and they are us?”
(Jack Levine is a retired lawyer and a former F.B.I. Agent),

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Model Rhian Sugden launches all natural self tan Clarity, in light of her own IVF struggles

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Clarity self tan – product shot

Rhian Sugden creates a natural self tan for product conscious consumers, using minimal ingredients while still achieving maximum results 

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM , May 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Rhian Sugden has spent lockdown topping up her tan, with a brand new product she helped develop after suffering from fertility problems. 18 months ago, Rhian embarked on a mission. After discovering that she wouldn’t be able to conceive naturally, she and her actor husband, Oliver Mellor, went through two exhausting rounds of IVF treatment.

Throughout the process, experts recommended she stopped using all cosmetic products that contain harsh chemicals or additives, which is when she decided to cut out all of the nonsense and went completely tan-free for over 12 months.

Rhian even hired an alternative therapies specialist and became much more conscious of her product choices, ditching her go-to brands in favour of more natural alternatives. In light of her fertility struggles, she wanted to create a more natural self tan, using minimal ingredients while still achieving maximum results.

As consumers, it’s down to us to be cautious when it comes to the types of products we use and what ingredients are inside them. Countless beauty products contain unnecessarily harsh chemicals, parabens, colourants and a bunch of other nasties, that simply put, really aren’t that good for us and can be known to cause adverse health effects.

Produced with the kindest formulation possible, Rhian has teamed up with award-winning tanning brand Rose & Caramel to launch Clarity. Free from unnecessary additives and harsh chemicals, Clarity is made using all vegan-friendly ingredients, as well as natural caramel colouring – and contains absolutely no harsh chemicals, parabens, colourants or other nasties!

With a streak free formula that is hydrating and kind to skin, they have taken out all of the bad, while leaving in all of the good, so that you can achieve a flawless self tan at home, without having to worry about what’s inside. Now that you’ve got some Clarity in your life, why settle for anything less.

Rhian said: “Oliver and I have spent the past 18 months having IVF treatment and learnt so much about how the body works. I want to give myself the best possible chance of having a baby, so I took a long, hard look at all of the cosmetic products I was using and decided to cut out all of the nonsense. Lots of beauty products contain a bunch of additives that just aren't needed, so it really can’t be good to regularly put them onto your skin.

“After meeting the founder of Rose & Caramel at an event, I approached them and we started to develop a more stripped back, natural tanning solution. But while this project stemmed from my fertility issues, Clarity is the ideal self tan for anybody who is conscious of the types of products they are using and takes more care of their wellbeing – it uses minimal ingredients while still achieving maximum results.

“It also means so much to me that Fertility Network UK are Clarity’s official charity partner, with £1 from every bottle sold being donated directly to them.”

Rose & Caramel founder, Rosie Greenhalgh, said: “When Rhian told us about her fertility struggles and how she had cut out a lot of her usual products, it made perfect sense for us to partner together and create a more natural self tan for product conscious consumers.

“All of Clarity’s ingredients are vegan friendly, we’ve used natural caramel colouring and cut out all harsh ingredients. We’ve stripped our formula back – but without compromising on the quality of the tan.”

£1 from every bottle sold is being donated directly to Clarity’s charity partner, Fertility Network UK – which is the UK’s leading fertility and IVF charity who provide support, advice and guidance to people faced with fertility issues.

Clarity costs £23.99GBP per bottle and is available for online pre-order now with 25% discount and will be available nationwide from 15th June. www.roseandcaramel.co.uk/product/clarity

All Clarity images are copyright free for all publications to use both in print and online – and can be downloaded via wetransfer here: https://we.tl/t-zKFQViYP39

Notes to Editor:

Rhian Sugden is a lingerie and glamour model, and TV personality who is most well known for being one of the longest standing Page 3 girls – and for her appearance on Celebrity Big Brother. Over the year’s Rhian has worked on some amazing modelling campaigns for brands including Ann Summers, Lynx and her infamous stint as the Pot Noodle Siren.

Founded in 2010 by Rosie Greenhalgh, Rose & Caramel is an award-winning tanning and beauty brand based in Greater Manchester. Stocked in the UK on PrettyLittleThing and Feel Unique – and on Amazon Prime in the US, the brand is coveted by celebrities and influencer alike and pride themselves on creating world-first, industry leading products. Their world-first products include a tan removing shower gel and bubble bath, and a cream-based aerosol spray.

The brand have won an array of prestigious beauty awards over the years, including: Best Bath/Shower Product, Best Fake Tan and Best UK Beauty Brand at the 2020 Global Beauty Awards. Best Self Tanner – Legs at the Beauty Shortlist Awards 2020. Best Bath/Shower Product, Best Fake Tan and Best New Bronzer at the 2019 Global Beauty Awards.

For any further information, imagery, sample requests for product reviews or interview requests with either Rhian or Rosie, please do get in touch via email: info@weirdPR.co.uk or call us on: 0161 706 0091.

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Wildlife Trade Campaign during COVID-19

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Digital Storytelling Agency Bumbuku Creatives interviewed with WWF about the relationship between wildlife trade and disease outbreaks.

93% of people support closure of illegal wildlife markets in South-East Asia and Hong Kong.”

— Aslıhan Tümer, WWF Head of Campaigns

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, May 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — WWF Wildlife Trade Campaign during COVID-19

Over 90% support closure of illegal wildlife markets in South-East Asia and Hong Kong

After the current pandemic, COVID-19, was confirmed as a zoonotic disease – transferable from animals to humans – Digital Storytelling Agency Bumbuku Creatives interviewed the Head of Global Campaigns at WWF Aslihan Tumer about the relationship between wildlife trade and disease outbreaks.

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has been working towards the closure of unregulated wildlife trade across South-East Asia. They are running campaigns in Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Japan. The pandemic outbreak has placed immense focus on wildlife crime and the campaign.

In order to benchmark their stories and the impact they are trying to create during these turbulent times, NGO-focused digital storytelling agency Bumbuku Creatives reached out to WWF and talked about what wildlife trade is, how to regulate it in a functional way, and its impact on the world, with Aslihan Tumer, the Head of Global Campaigns at WWF.

Experts have warned the global community of how trading markets can bring about diseases but the call-to-action has been close to nothing.
WWF has been working on the Illegal Wildlife Trade campaign for a long time but now the focus has shifted. This shift is towards closing illegal, unregulated, and high-risk wildlife markets. Legal wildlife trade entails “plants and animals that are caught or harvested from the wild and then legitimately sold as food, pets, ornamental plants, leather, tourist ornaments and medicine.” The problem, however, appears when illegal wildlife trade occurs.
Bumbuku gets up close and personal with Aslıhan Tumer about the WWF campaign against illegal wildlife trade.

They discuss the context behind what illegal wildlife trade is, why its demand is so high, its relationship with disease containment, and finally, what can be done to mitigate potential disease outbreaks. The interview gives hope towards a future where illegal wildlife trade is better regulated. Most importantly, it shows the current climate of support for governments to take action.

For WWF’s campaign against illegal wildlife trade, the essential aim is to end trade of high-risk taxa from which wild animals end up in markets like those in Wuhan, China. Through this, they will be able to remove one of the primary ways in which zoonoses are transmitted. Besides laying out the context of wildlife crime, the interview tries to spread awareness among NGOs, leading change-makers, and the general public. Bumbuku Creatives promoted WWF’s “Opinion Survey on Covid-19 and Wildlife Trade in 5 Asian Markets” using data-driven storytelling. It builds a story about the relationship between humans and nature that resonates with anyone who will read it, and be interested in exploring Bumbuku’s works.

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As a part of the interview with WWF, Bumbuku Creatives animated their survey data and graphics used for their wildlife campaign.

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Herbie J Pilato Chronicles Retro Pop-Culture Icons In Twin TV Tomes

Television's Top Female Icons from the '50s, '60s and '70s

Glamour, Gidgets and the Girl Next Door

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TV's Top Male Icons from the '50s, '60s and '70s

Dashing, Daring and Debonair

Herbie J Pilato chronicles classic TV's top male and female icons in twin books: Glamour, Gidgets and the Girl Next Door, and Dashing, Daring and Debonair

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The darling Donna Douglas who with both gusto and grace played Elly May Clampett, the diamond in the rough on "The Beverly Hillbillies"…The barrier-and race-breaking performance of the distinguished Diahann Carroll as "Julia" in the same-named, first-African-American-led sitcom in TV history…The smart and sassy magic of Barbara Eden on "I Dream of Jeannie"…Lynda Carter ("Wonder Woman")…Dawn Wells ("Gilligan’s Island")…Farrah Fawcett ("Charlie’s Angels")…Suzanne Somers ("Three’s Company")…Sally Field ("Gidget"/"The Flying Nun"), Lindsay Wagner ("The Bionic Woman"), Maureen McCormick ("The Brady Bunch"), Julie Newmar ("Batman")…each of them and more are probed, prodded and paid tribute to GLAMOUR, GIDGETS, AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR: TELEVISION’S ICONIC WOMEN OF THE ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, which is filled with insightful, entertaining and revealing biographies.

As the author of female-geared classic television biographies like Mary: The Mary Tyler Moore Story, and Twitch Upon A Star: The Bewitched Life and Career of Elizabeth Montgomery, with the GIDGETS book, Herbie J Pilato chronicles as many charismatic women who have made their ‘beauty-mark’ in television. Pilato celebrates their contributions beyond aesthetic appeal and more to honor the intelligence, individual wit, and unique talent and style that each of them have contributed to television — and how that great medium in particular was utilized to introduce and showcase so many amazing and wonderful women to the world.

For exclusive and key information on TV’s top leading ladies who shattered expectations and paved the way for successive generations, GLAMOUR, GIDGETS, AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR is the number one resource and go-to guide.

Conversely, and as a companion to the GIDGETS tome, Pilato penned DASHING, DARING, AND DEBONAIR: TV’S TOP MALE ICONS FROM THE ’50s, ’60s AND ’70s.

With a Foreword by Adam West ("Batman"), and Joel Eisenberg ("The Chronicles of Ara"), DASHING, DARING, AND DEBONAIR discusses the lives and careers of classic television’s legendary personalities from in-front-of and behind-the-camera including: Ed Asner ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show"), Tony Dow ("Leave it to Beaver"), Norman Lear ("All in the Family"), Andy Griffith ("The Andy Griffith Show"), Stanley Livingston ("My Three Sons"), David Carradine and Radames Pera ("Kung Fu"), Larry Hagman ("I Dream of Jeannie"/"Dallas"), Paul Peterson ('The Donna Reed Show"), David Cassidy ("The Partridge Family"), Barry Williams ("The Brady Bunch"), John Schneider and Tom Wopat ("The Dukes of Hazzard"), Dick Van Dyke ("The Dick Van Dyke Show"), Robert Wagner ("It Takes a Thief"), Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox ("CHiPs"), Leonard Nimoy, Gene Roddenberry and William Shatner ("Star Trek"), and more.

Be they actors, comedians, singers, dancers, talk show hosts or series creators or producers, they each ignited their own particular brand of appeal and, in the process, inspired their audience to cheer them on — whatever their guise. This book explores and celebrates the men who left an indelible impression on generations.

In either case, any fan or follower of classic television or pop-culture history will find much to enjoy in GLAMOUR, GIDGETS, AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, and DASHING, DARING, AND DEBONAIR.


“Why is it so many books written about the entertainment industry aren’t entertaining? Not so with Herbie J Pilato’s Glamour, Gidgets and the Girl Next Door. He’s clearly in love with the business and the actresses in it and it’s a fun read to zip through. This isn’t one of those tell-all books, revealing private secrets that should’ve stayed untold — this is a positive, fact-filled celebration of the women he writes about.”

– Treva Silverman, Emmy Award winning story editor of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "That Girl"


“Herbie J Pilato’s own personal panache shines like a diamond stickpin in Dashing, Daring and Debonair — a perfectly fund and extremely addictive read.”
– Cindy Williams, star of "Laverne & Shirley"


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部分主讲嘉宾: 一排左起:GCSRF主席赵兢、WWO 总干事安格拉·R·M 阁下、联合国全球NGO执行委员会第一副主席Dr. Padmini MURTHY; 二排左起:中国工业经济联合会企业社会责任促进中心主任王晓光、童睿国际首席策略官罗绮萍、华人向善基金会主席刘敏; 三排左起:嘉宾大学创办人吴婷、非洲视野组织创始人&执行董事Wale Idris AJIBADE、Greater China集团CEO John W. ALLEN。

部分主讲嘉宾: 一排左起:GCSRF主席赵兢、WWO 总干事安格拉·R·M 阁下、联合国全球NGO执行委员会第一副主席Dr. Padmini MURTHY; 二排左起:中国工业经济联合会企业社会责任促进中心主任王晓光、童睿国际首席策略官罗绮萍、华人向善基金会主席刘敏; 三排左起:嘉宾大学创办人吴婷、非洲视野组织创始人&执行董事Wale Idris AJIBADE、Greater China集团CEO John W. ALLEN。

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ —




世界妇女组织(WWO)总干事安格拉·R·M阁下参与了这次重要的跨国对话,她宣布,该组织将于2020年9月15日举办【第四届世界妇女大会《北京宣言及行动纲领》(1995) 25 周年纪念活动】;开启筹备世界妇女发展大会,深入讨论及研究妇女权力的现况,促进妇女发展及性别平等的进程。


赵兢欣然受任,她表示将开始积极筹备2020年9月的《北京宣言及行动纲领》(1995) 25 周年纪念活动以及世界妇女发展大会,着手加强世界妇女组织在CSR方面的发展,推动世界妇女组织与纽约联合国总部的合作与联系。

联合国全球传播部NGO执行委员会第一副主席Padmini MURTHY博士在峰会上强调,妇女在新冠期间面临着更多挑战。数据表明,疫情爆发以来,针对妇女和女童的暴力行为有所加剧。例如,自3月17日城市封锁后,有关家庭暴力的报道增加了30%。

Murthy博士同时提到,新冠肺炎引发的经济衰退,导致人均收入减少20%,新增贫困人口达5.476亿,其中女性比例远高于男性。不过,Murthy博士不忘肯定女性在新冠防范中的重要作用。Kaiser Family基金会研究报告结果显示,新冠疫情期间,女性主导家庭防疫的比例越来越高。



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Residents of Aurora and Surrounding Areas to hold a Rally this Sunday at 3:00 at the Aurora Police Department

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Aurora residents are asking for Mayor Richard Irvin and Chief of Police Kristen Ziman to publicly address the excessive force used by the Aurora Police

AURORA, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, May 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Consumer Action Resource Group activist and Presidential Candidate hold a rally to address police brutality in Aurora, Illinois. As we witness the unrest in American cities we are we are asking Mayor Richard Irvin Chief of Police Kristen Ziman to personally publicly address the untimely death of George Floyd in Minnesota by MPD, and the Aurora police excessive force policy. We would like to know the city's preventive strategy moving forward. On March 22nd of this year we were informed as a community that both of our leading official had tested positive for Covid-19. Mayor Richard Irvin publicly made a statement and went on the news. The issues we face at hand with excessive force, racial profiling, and discrimination has spread like a virus in our community long before covid-19. There is a cure for violent police officers. As a community, we are asking for Mayor Richard Irvin & Chief of Police to publicly address the police brutality that is happening in the Aurora community this Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

The community of Aurora is asking Mayor Richard Irvin and the Chief of Police Kristen Ziman to inform the community of their personal stance regarding the numerous complaints that have been filed and the pending lawsuit filed against them by Andy Hope Williams Jr.

“There is no other candidate for president who will fight harder than me,” says Williams. "I have experienced discrimination first hand in my own home town. when people get followed by the police, unlawfully stopped, or beat up, the call me. I understand when we say black lives matter, in Aurora, the Hood Lives Matter. I am the Hood Candidate, and I have the experience to unite the streets of America. Change starts at home and that is why we are addressing Aurora first. The elected leaders can speak at the rally for themselves to tell us how they plan to ensure what happened to George Floyd won't happen to Marcus Randle, Andy Hope Williams Jr., or any other person at the hands of a officer with an evil heart.

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Animal Wellness Action Celebrates China’s New Policy Banning the Dog Meat Trade

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Policy Action Triggered by the Inescapable Conclusion Most People Treat Dogs as Companions, Growing Public Health & Reputational Concerns, & the COVID-19 Crisis

The dog meat trade in China and other nations has triggered investigations, protest, and outrage even within nations where this industry operates.”

— Wayne Pacelle, President of Animal Wellness Action

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, May 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In what can only be described as one of the biggest contemporary gains for animals globally, China has removed dogs from its National Catalogue of Livestock and Poultry, clearing the way for the shutdown of dog meat sales, including dog meat festivals such as the infamous one conducted in Yulin. Dogs in China have long been raised and collected by the millions annually and butchered for human consumption, and this new policy is a prescription for ending the entire trade. Only a minority of Chinese consume dog meat, and the younger generation by and large steers clear of it.

The proposed national policy was elucidated in April, just months after the COVID-19 crisis started in Wuhan. “With the progress of human civilization and the public’s concern and preference for animal protection, dogs have been ‘specialized’ from traditional domestic animals to companion animals,” wrote a spokesperson from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs in April in the original expression of the proposed policy change.”

“The dog meat trade in China and other nations has triggered investigations, protest, and outrage even within nations where this industry operates,” noted Wayne Pacelle, President of Animal Wellness Action. “As pet keeping continued to rise and became the dominant form of interacting with dogs, the dog meat industry was a contradictory behavior that could endure for long. The COVID-19 was a catalyst for the evolution in social thinking about dogs.

Animals Asia, which has been on the ground in China fighting for animals for over 30 years, sent this dispatch to Animal Wellness Action: “Although the legislation is not an outright ban on consumption, the regulation bans the selling of live dogs and dog meat for food. This means all the dog restaurants, markets and slaughterhouses countrywide selling dogs for food are now illegal, sending a message to the industry that dog meat consumption is not supported by the government. The protection also extends to cats.”

The decision follows actions earlier this year by the cities of Shenzhen and Zhuhai to ban the eating of dogs and cats. It also comes more than a year after the United States banned the trade domestically, partly as a signal of moral leadership sent to China. AWA helped lead the fight to pass that law in Congress.

“We expect this decision to end the horrific treatment of millions of dogs who are terrorized, slaughtered, and skinned as part of the meat trade in China each year,” said Jennifer Skiff, Director of International Programs for Animal Wellness Action. “But be assured, the battle is far from over. The ability to enforce is always an issue once a law is created – and that’s not China specific. Still, this action is far-reaching and those who follow the law will walk away from the trade and their action will create monumental change.”

Skiff, who last year spoke to animal advocates in Beijing about the trade and the global movement to end it, said, “Today is a day to rejoice for the good people of China who have been desperate to see this change. Sadly, investigative reports by Animals Asia have shown that the majority of dogs in the trade are stolen companion animals. This is just the beginning of the end of the trade.”

“The COVID-19 crisis exposed live animal markets as barbaric and as serious threats to public health, and the government of China acted responsibility by ordering its closure,” said Odessa Gunn, Northern California Director for Animal Wellness Action and an investigator who been to dozens of dog meat markets in China and told the story of the callous and horrifying treatment of the animals. “It’s a celebratory moment for the people of China and for people throughout the world and with the possible shutdown of live wildlife sales for food, it heralds a new era in the treatment of animals in China.”

Dogs are still farmed in South Korea and eaten in other Southeast Asian countries. It’s hoped China’s decision will be followed by its neighbors, whose authorities sanction the farming and tolerate theft of pets and collection of animals for the trade. The stories of those dogs, along with the photos of them stuffed into wire cages, and on trucks heading to China have fueled the global movement that can claim part of this week’s decision by China to stop the sale of dogs for food.

Animal Wellness Action ushered to passage the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act that was signed into law in December 2018 forbidding the dog and cat meat trade in the United States.

The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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Book About The Saudi Arabian Ambassador HRH Princess Reema

Author signed copies available.

Authors release first book in their "Leading Ladies of the Gulf States" series.

Sharing a good book together is an excellent way for children to develop an understanding of cultures from around the world.”

— Julie Jay Dawson

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, USA, May 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — "A Princess Among Us Princess Reema" was written and illustrated by two teachers trying to inspire their Middle Eastern English Language Learners. "We came up with the concept for this book based on Her Royal Highness Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. HRH Princess Reema is the first female Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United States. Our intention was to demonstrate that we are more alike than we are different. People are taking the opportunity to learn about each other as we become a global society. The majority of students from foreign countries face similar experiences as they integrate into American culture. I collaborated with Julie Jay Dawson because she is a higher commissioned artist, education specialist, and has a background in communications.", said coauthor Evelyn Manzano.

"What is unique about our book is that each page was written in both Arabic and English. We want to give children the opportunity to learn about diversity and other cultures. Sharing a good book together is an excellent way for children to develop an understanding of cultures from around the world.", according to Julie Jay Dawson.

"It has been a hectic time for us despite the Coronavirus as many people are seeking new reading material. We are hoping that we will have enough inventory before the next shipment arrives. Currently, we are embarking on writing our next book in the series, "Leading Ladies of the Gulf States. The response has been absolutely amazing and wonderful.", Evelyn Manzano stated.

Author signed copies are available at https://juliejaydawson.com/shop.

Julie Suarez
Julie Jay Dawson LLC.
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Gary Davies' Epic Fundraising Challenge 550Km run from Malaga to Madrid – Running for Carbonquo

Gary Davies

The Runner

Carbonquo Logo

The brand

Man Running

Running for Carbonquo

Project Planet founder Gary Davies is doing a 550km run in 10 days to raise funds to aid the development of the Project Planet – Carbonquo platform.

Gary Davies' Epic Fundraising Challenge 550Km run from Malaga to Madrid – Running for Carbonquo”

— Project Planet

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, May 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a recent interview Gary Davies comments on the Carbonquo' Fundraising Challenge.

As founder of Project Planet, I feel it's my responsibility to do whatever it takes to rally support. Ultimately, it's the people who we are able to inspire to take action that will mark the success of this fantastic initiative.

We need many voices to ensure that the major commerce and retailers players of the world stand up and take note".

The challenge begins in Malaga on Friday 25th September and finishes 10 days later on Sunday 4th October in Madrid

Gary went on to say: "I'm really not looking forward to running 55km a day for 10 days straight, that's 13km more than a marathon EVERY DAY!

whilst I pride myself to be in good shape, I've never done anything like this before and I know it's going to be next level hard. It could go one of two ways, either I make it and the campaign is a success, or I die trying.

For me it's about creating social awareness around the initiative. The Project Planet platform will be a success if everyone gets behind it

Doing this insane challenge is a call to action for people everywhere to take a stand in the fight against Global Warming .

We have created a world where climate change is affecting every corner of our planet.

Nature longer determines our survival, we now determine the survival of nature

We can still turn the tide and stop global warming, but it's going to take more than just a wish for change, to succeed. We're all going to have to do our bit and running 550km in 10 days is mine.

A day when we no longer worry about rising sea levels, droughts, disease, diminishing forests or animal species dying, is on the horizon.

If we are ALL willing to take action, we can undoubtedly preserve the wonders of our marvellous planet for our children and the generations to come

Our future, their future, hangs in the balance, and our actions will determine the fate, of all of us.

No God, Government or scientist is going to save our home. It's up to US".

Gary intends to raise £55,000 and would love support from individuals and businesses who want to play their part in helping reverse the trend of global warming.

To sponsor Gary, visit his fundraising page at


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Project Planet
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