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Leap Day for Leaping Legs

When last did you see or hear the chorus of frogs? Their presence in our surroundings are a good indication that there is a healthy eco-system in place. However frogs are getting scarcer as habitats dwindle and water systems become increasingly polluted. This month brings the Leap Day for Frogs so we invite you to […]

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Greening our Mondays

No one likes a blue Monday – instead Green Monday South Africa suggests making it GREEN. Green Monday is a new campaign that has just been launched and is already garnering a lot of support from organisations, restaurants and even celebrities. SAFCEI is also behind this initiative, which is promoting sustainable living and animal welfare […]

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‘GREEN MONDAY’ LAUNCHES IN SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town, South Africa Humane Society International announced the launch of Green Monday in South Africa. The new initiative, which aims to improve animal welfare, human health and environmental sustainability, was formally inaugurated in Cape Town on Monday 12 October, with the premiere of a video narrated by actress Natalie Becker. Green Monday will not only benefit […]

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Re-enlivening our Relationships with Animals

St Francis of Assisi, born in Italy in the twelfth century, was a Catholic friar and preacher. In the Christian tradition he is known as the patron Saint of animals. Prayer of Saint Francis for Animals God Our Heavenly Father, You created the world to serve humanity’s needs and to lead them to You. By our own fault […]

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In Honour of the Honeybee

By Louisa Feiter Honey has a special significance in most religions. In our household on Maundy Thursday we would celebrate with a very simple supper that consisted of fresh bread, grapes, salt and honey. We would sit by candlelight and nothing tasted sweeter than that honey on fresh bread. That sweetness has long been recognised […]

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