A Global Network of Animal Health Professionals Concerned About Climate Change and the Environment
Here's a link to my Op-Ed in yesterday's Port Macquarie News about my personal experience with the recent bushfires and observed impact on wildlife. This was written and published in collaboration with Amanda Woodward of the Climate Media Centre. Sadly the last two paragraphs were truncated in the paper version but it is complete online.
Yours for the critters, Angela
Dear Climate Vets,
At some point I want to tell you about our bushfire experience of the last few weeks and the impact on our surrounding bush and wildlife, but today I'm working on catching up on the things I didn't do while we were putting out fires!
So, here's something that I've been very much wanting to share with those of you in Australia - a group of veterinarians from across Australia who are creating a climate action group within our industry. We've been getting great feedback so far and we're really optimistic that it will be an effective effort.
At this stage we need your help please! We're in the process of applying for Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status, a prerequisite for donations to be tax deductible. We're pushing this application through as fast as we can because it can take up to 12 months for our application to even be reviewed.
For this application our organisation needs to have 50 members, and I'd really appreciate it if you could help us out by being one of these first 50. To become a member you just need you to fill out this form, which should take you ~5 minutes. There is no membership fee at this stage.
When we launch officially in a few months you can then either rescind your membership or pay a membership fee to become a fully fledged member. Either way, we appreciate your help to get us over this initial hurdle!
Eventually, membership fees will likely sit in the ~$90 range, with larger donations encouraged from those who particularly believe in our cause. We are having to stage it like this because we're still several weeks away from having the required permits to fundraise and/or accept donations at all.
If you want to know more about VfCA, or get more involved, please contact me back and I can get your more information, links etc.
Many thanks in advance!!
Hi, my name is Angela. I'm a biologist, veterinary oncologist, mother, small business owner and climate advocate.