Diana

About Diana

Humane Advisor Diana Webster works with the tourism industry--tourism companies, tourist destinations, and tourists--to save animals at tourist destinations by raising awareness, creating programs to help, and supporting local organizations. She is a Los Angeles-based writer, attorney, and business professional with over twenty years of experience in the travel industry. After a life-changing encounter in 2006, with a stray dog while on vacation in Mexico, she began working to find a solution for the problem of strays at tourist destinations. For more information, contact her at: Diana@humaneadvisor.com.
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    Helping Stray Animals in Cuba—Grace Waszkiewicz and APAC-Varadero Save Homeless Cats, Dogs, and Horses

Helping Stray Animals in Cuba—Grace Waszkiewicz and APAC-Varadero Save Homeless Cats, Dogs, and Horses

One Tiny Red Kitten Changes a Life Forever

“When we arrived in Varadero, it was early in the morning and our rooms were not ready yet, so while my friend stayed with our luggage, I went to see the famous beach. On my way back I stopped at the bar by the ocean to have […]

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    Cooking Up Good News for Animals with One Of The World’s Largest Tour Operators—Thomas Cook’s Nancy Brock Talks About Their Corporate Commitment to Animal Welfare

Cooking Up Good News for Animals with One Of The World’s Largest Tour Operators—Thomas Cook’s Nancy Brock Talks About Their Corporate Commitment to Animal Welfare

Leading the Pack
Thomas Cook Group, a premier leisure travel group operating in seventeen (17) countries with yearly sales in the billions, is a world class leader in sustainable business practices. Included in their sustainability policies is a commitment to the welfare of animals used in tourist attractions and also those impacted by tourism. Ms. […]

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    Caring for Cats and K9s in the Caribbean–The Animal Care Center of St. John USVI

Caring for Cats and K9s in the Caribbean–The Animal Care Center of St. John USVI

There’s No Place Like St. John for the Holidays AND for Saving Cats and Dogs

It’s that time of year. The stockings are hung by the chimney with care and the snow boots are lined up by the door. Sigh. Snow and winter are fun at first, but ultimately, like that obnoxious cousin (you know […]

By |December 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Animal Welfare and Tourism in Africa by Grace Thuo, Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW)

Animal Welfare and Tourism in Africa by Grace Thuo, Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW)

It is an honor and a privilege to feature the following guest article written by Grace Thuo, Executive Assistant, African Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW). Grace has written an incredibly compelling and insightful piece to educate us on what’s happening for animals in her home country of Kenya, and throughout Africa, in view of […]

By |November 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Saving Lives in the Riviera Maya—Playa Animal Rescue Brings Tourism and the Community Together to Create Lasting Change for Animals

Saving Lives in the Riviera Maya—Playa Animal Rescue Brings Tourism and the Community Together to Create Lasting Change for Animals

The resort town of Playa del Carmen, filled with drop-dead gorgeous sunsets and white sand beaches, is a tropical playground for millions of tourists every year. But for Playa Animal Rescue founder Sue Silva, enjoyment of this vacation spot was marred by the sad sight of the dying stray dogs in the streets of […]

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    Beauty and the Beasts–Actress and Photographer Jimena Hoyos’ Love Affair with the Street Dogs of Colombia

Beauty and the Beasts–Actress and Photographer Jimena Hoyos’ Love Affair with the Street Dogs of Colombia

The Role of Her Lifetime
Actress and photographer Jimena Hoyos is part of the glamorous international world of film and television. Her real starring role, however, requires her to get up close and personal with the unwashed, neglected, and hungry street dogs she adores. But she’s always loved dogs, especially her baby dog, Zico.

“Zico was […]

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    Everything and Anything You Do for Animals Matters–Dr. Marc Bekoff Makes the Case for Compassionate Conservation

Everything and Anything You Do for Animals Matters–Dr. Marc Bekoff Makes the Case for Compassionate Conservation

All in a Life’s Work

Scholar, writer, and humanitarian Dr. Marc Bekoff, has always “minded” animals. Born to loving, compassionate parents, he understood even as a child that “other” animals were also intelligent creatures, capable of complex emotions and thoughts. These perceptions became a passion and led him to make the study of animal behavior […]

Speaking To Us Without Words–Art and Animals

Patty Shenker Founds the Animal Advocacy Museum to Touch Our Hearts

She’s petite, elegant, and beautiful but the power of Patty Shenker’s advocacy for animals makes her larger than life. Recently she has taken her advocacy visual by co-founding the Animal Advocacy Museum, located in Pasadena, CA. The first exhibition (open until late May 2013) […]

A Champion for the Great Red Apes

Dedicated to Saving Orangutans, The Orang Utan Republik’s Dr. Gary Shapiro is a Force For Nature
 

Did you know Orang Utan means “person of the forest” in the Malay language? What a perfect description for these primates who share 97% of their DNA with us and who like us, love their children and can live to […]

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Lost Dogs No More–Hope for Stray Dogs in Mexico

Once a Tourist in Mexico, Lost Dog Foundation’s Lisa Edwards Found Her Life’s Work Helping Strays

Deep Roots, Deep Commitment
After receiving official charity status this past April of 2012, Lost Dog Foundation founder Lisa Edwards has hit the ground running to help animal rescue groups save dogs in the Yucatan Peninsula and the Riviera Maya […]

By |January 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments|