In a 1972 concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Marvin Gaye showcased What’s Going On, his iconic song – inspired by his brother’s letters home from the Vietnam War – and other songs he wrote to address the turmoil of those times. Recently, the Kennedy Center recreated Gaye’s concert with the help of John Legend and other artists. NPR and PBS both ran stories about the anniversary concert, including the involvement of young songwriters who updated What’s Going On for a new generation.
The Galapagos Conservancy has launched its new website! As the site announces, “Galapagos.org has undergone some major evolutionary changes and we invite you to click around, enjoy the stunning views on nearly every page, and share your feedback with us.” While highlighting its conservation and preservation goals, the revamped site is a dynamic look at the Galapagos Islands through photos that promise to “knock your hiking boots off,” blogs from diverse contributors, and the scientific side of why the Islands are so unique. For a real treat, visit Galapagos.org.
We’re thrilled to announce the opening of Farm Sanctuary’s Melrose Small Animal Hospital! The hospital’s first patient was Lila, a neglected goat that couldn’t even stand on her own when Farm Sanctuary saved her from unspeakably cruel living conditions. We’re happy to report that Lila is doing well, thanks to this new on-site facility. Before it was built, rescued animals had to endure the stress and fear of transportation to a large university hospital. Now Farm Sanctuary vets can treat these animals in their own hospital, so they recover faster and more comfortably. We were honored to be involved in the hugely successful multi-channel fundraising push last fall to make this hospital a reality. Read more about this state-of-the-art facility here.