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A Dog Just Won a Nobel Peace Prize For Helping Feed the World

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Think you have the best, most good dog? Well, wait until you hear about Foxtrot, the latest to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for being a part of the UN World Food Programme. This is the type of news we like to hear.

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Foxtrot, known as @humanitarian_pup on Instagram, was an abandoned puppy who found a new home with the World Food Programme in Bangladesh. Under the organization's care, he's fought hunger and prevented starvation. Naturally, as an Instagram dog, Foxtrot took to the app to reflect on his award. Read his full statement below.

Woweee, i was so excited to hear that the @worldfoodprogramme was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today. Of course it’s amazing, I do however think it would be even more amazing if we didn’t need any peace prizes because peace was the status quo in our world. But as myself and my colleagues know, this will never be the case in a world without #zerohunger. Conflict and insecurity are the main reason 690 million people in this world go to bed hungry at night and without a doubt hunger is a cause and effect of conflict. If we can make a more peaceful world for future generations then I know that we’ll be able to make sure every single child can live the life they deserve. Thank you so much for all your support and for joining me and my colleagues in doing everything we can to keep food on families’ tables as we work toward a more peaceful and inclusive world.

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"With this year's award, the Norwegian Nobel Committee wishes to turn the eyes of the world towards the millions of people who suffer from or face the threat of hunger," says Norwegian Nobel Committee head Berit Reiss-Anderson.

He continues, "The World Food Programme plays a key role in multilateral cooperation on making food security an instrument of peace and has made a strong contribution toward mobilizing U.N. member states to combat the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict."

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It's hard to top Foxtrot's efforts and title as best boy, but we love all dogs all the same.

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