Here’s to celebrating good news

An article by Mauro Gatti recently surfaced on my timeline, and its intriguing title, “I’m Honestly Fed Up With All The Bad News So I Illustrated The Best News Of 2018 (And Recent Years)” caught my attention.

The world is a terrible place, and most times, we read and see news depicting horrific and disturbing events plaguing society. As important and necessary as these unsettling stories are, sometimes it’s pleasant to come across some feel-good news stories that temporarily restore our faith in humanity.

These points all come from Gatti’s article, however, I am only highlighting a few. I definitely recommend giving the entire article a read.

  • France became the first country to ban supermarkets from throwing away extra food. Rather than throwing the food away, they are expected to donate it, or otherwise pay a fine.
  • Saltwater Brewery developed rings for their six-packs that serves as food for turtles rather than a cause of death.
  • Scotland now provides low-income women and students with free sanitary products.
  • In Nepal, the amount of wild tigers has almost doubled in the past ten years.
  • In Madhya Pradesh, a state in India, 1.5 million volunteers planted 66 million trees in 12 hours, setting a new world record in the process.
  • A court in South Korea has made killing dogs for meat illegal in landmark ruling.
  • Giant pandas are no longer endangered.
  • Breast cancer fatalities have dropped by 39 per cent, saving 322, 600 lives.
  • Portugal passed a law banning the use of wild animals in circuses by 2024.
  • Women in Saudi Arabia are now able, for the first time in history, to drive a car.
  • Honeybee populations are increasing, says a USDA study.
  • Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of IKEA, donated 23 billion to charities and businesses in Sweden.
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods has removed assault rifles from all of its locations and no longer sell guns to any person under the age of 21.

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