This week Mariann speaks with Pei Sui of ACTAsia. In this very timely conversation, Pei discusses the devastating impact of China’s wildlife trade and wildlife markets on the Coronavirus and ACTAsia’s efforts in the wake of the Coronavirus to permanently close these markets and ban the captive breeding of all wildlife for consumption and commercial purposes. ACTAsia is also very involved in childhood education through its Caring for Life children’s program, and Pei tells Mariann about why this international curriculum for educating children about the importance of wildlife awareness is so important, particularly in Asia, and how ACTAsia has been using this terrible Coronavirus situation to educate people about the urgency of protecting wildlife from being bred and used for food and to create more opportunities for activism and education.
Pei Sui is the Founder and Chief Executive of ACTAsia. She worked for 20 years in non profit organizations before she set up ACTAsia in 2006. As a sociologist, she focused on the attitudes and behavior of humans towards animals and the impact on civic society. She has conductive investigative studies on numerous issues in Asian countries such as bear farming, illegal wildlife trade and left-behind children in rural China.
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In the intro to the show, Mariann and Jasmin discuss the continued importance of community, connection, and communication during the Coronavirus pandemic and Jasmin’s recent powerful experience in a conference conducted by the DEI Institute, which is part of Encompass. Later in the episode, Mariann brings us Rising Anxieties!
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