Poaching meets is match in former Australian military sniper Damien Mander; and author Jennifer Skiff follows her bestselling The Divinity of Dogs with: Rescuing Ladybugs: Inspirational Encounters with Animals That Changed the World.
Damien was an Australian Naval Clearance Diver, Special Operations Sniper and Iraq War veteran. He project managed the Iraq Special Police Training Academy in northern Baghdad preparing Iraq’s paramilitary forces for combat. In 2009 he founded the ‘International Anti-Poaching Foundation’ (IAPF) – a multi-national not-for-profit conservation organization working across Southern and East Africa. Damien is the founder of ‘Akashinga – Nature Protected by Women’, an all female conservation model in Africa, and ‘Back-to-Black Roots’, a grass-roots rural vegan moment in African communities. His 2013 TEDx talk on speciesism has been seen more than 7 million times across various platforms. He resides in Zimbabwe.
There are countless times throughout our lives when we’re presented with a choice to help another soul. Rescuing Ladybugs is a book that highlights the true stories of remarkable people who didn’t look away from seemingly impossible-to-change situations, and describes how their lives AND OURS TOO, have been enriched while they’ve worked to save others. Leaders in what the author calls the Compassion Movement, their stories illustrate how we can break the barriers that have collectively caged and separated us to improve all life on earth. This empowering book inspires us to nurture our love for other animals while igniting our purpose and creating personal happiness.
This extraordinary book takes you on an around-the-world adventure with superstar animal advocate Jennifer Skiff starting with the moment she connected with a tortured bear in Laos and the story of her successful quest to free him by building the first bear sanctuary in that country. The stories in this book are about the people she’s met along the way who are changing the world for the better – one species at a time.
Blast from the past! ~ As Damien Mander protects wildlife in Africa and Australia, Kari Bagnall works closer to home (well, my home anyway) as she provides sanctuary to New World primates at Jungle Friends Sanctuary near Gainesville, Florida: https://www.unityonlineradio.org/main-street-vegan/live-welldo-good-jungle-friends-sanctuary
And I promised I’d give you the link to The History of Food on CuriosityStream. I’m in segment 5, “The Future of Food.”
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