Although the Cape weather last week (21 July 2012) was storming, the children at the Kwafuka Vulindlela Reading Club in Philippi were able to warm up with some vegetarian hot dogs. For many of them it was the only staple meal they would have that day. It was part of Beauty Without Cruelty‘s 67 minutes to celebrate Mandela’s birthday which was on the 18th of July. Heather Howe told the children stories about caring for animals and the children then drew pictures and wrote short stories about their companion animals. BWC will continue to work with Malusi at the Reading Club, on stories and structured activities that develop humane values towards animals.