International Fund for Africa
Issue: XX  
October 2011
International Fund for Africa Newsletter
In This Issue:
IFA participates in National Conference To End Factory Farming
Dr. Anteneh Roba speaks at International Conference on Critical Animal Studies
Eating Right for Diabetes Prevention and Treatment
A Little Miracle in Houston, Texas
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November 28-30, 2011
IFA co-founder and executive director will speak at the Animals in law and society: Perspectives from Africa and Beyond conference.
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IFA participates in National Conference To End Factory Farming

 

IFA participates in National Conference To End Factory Farming 

Photo by Lesley Marino

 

During the past weekend, October 27-29, 2011, IFA held an exhibit at the National Conference To End Factory Farming: For Health, Environment and Farm Animals, in Arlington, Virginia. Besides representing our mission and work in Africa, IFA sent president Anteneh Roba to the conference as a presenter on a panel with Mia McDonalds of Brighter Green and Dawn Moncrief of Well Fed World.

 

For more information on the Conference, its exhibits and speakers, please visit http://factoryfarmingconference.org/index.php

 
Dr. Anteneh Roba speaks at International Conference on Critical Animal Studies

 

Dr. Anteneh Roba speaks at International Conference on Critical Animal Studies  

At the 2nd Annual European Conference for Critical Animal Studies, scholars from a variety of disciplines met in Prague, Czech Republic, from October 15-16, 2011. Held in association with the Institute for Critical Animal Studies, the conference addressed the deteriorating living situations of many animals across the globe under the theme "Reconfiguring the 'Human'/'Animal' Binary-Resisting Violence." Dr. Roba's talk, "Factory Farming in Africa," applied IFA's own mission work to this worldwide problem.

 

For more information on the Conference, please visit http://humanimal.cz/CAS/ .

 

Eating Right for Diabetes Prevention and Treatment

 

 By Emily Webber

 

Diabetes is quickly becoming a global epidemic. As of 2010, one in ten U.S. adults had diabetes. If current trends continue, as many as 1 in 3 U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050 according to a new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

Projected increases in U.S. diabetes prevalence also reflect the growth in the disease internationally. An estimated 285 million people worldwide had diabetes in 2010, according to the International Diabetes Federation. The federation predicts as many as 438 million will have diabetes by 2030.

 

The cost in quality of life (blindness, amputation, loss of kidney function), financial burden (both personal and to society as a whole), not to mention increased risk of death is staggering. Yet, the solution to the suffering from this disease is simple.


Read the full article on our website. 

   

A Little Miracle in Houston, Texas 

 

Sometimes, the needs of fellow animals call out to us in unexpected ways. While working at the Northwest Medical Center in Houston, Texas, IFA co-founder Anteneh Roba was informed that a young kitten had been brought to their ER. Seeing that the kitten was dangerously injured and without any human home, Roba arranged for her examination first at an emergency vet hospital and then, upon referral, at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists. Fortunately, this Miracle kitten can be fully treated for her injuries and begin a new life. Although she reached IFA at a place and time entirely unexpected, we believe that our mission occasionally extends to those in special need of attention. No matter what space of the Earth we may inhabit, IFA members recognize our responsibility to, and connection with, the people and animals around us.

 

For the full story on this kitten and her Miracle workers, please visit our website at http://www.ifundafrica.org/stories/204

 

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