Big welcome from dogs as Greta Thunberg returns to her homeland after four months

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Following her mammoth trip, environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg returned home this week to her family, and took the opportunity to snap some pictures with her dogs.

By Nick Whittle

Published on the 20/12/2019, 18:00

The 16-year-old is pictured with Moses the Golden Retriever and Roxy the black Labrador. Miss Thunberg arrived back in Stockholm to spend Christmas with her family.

Thunberg's Facebook post is simply captioned “Home”.


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Thunberg's journey

Thunberg's journey has been long and tiring, and her eco campaign has not been without its critics. Most recently she was berated for having told climate protestors in Turin, Italy that she would “put world leaders against the wall” if they continued running away from their climate obligations.

Despite her lost efforts to instil a change of thinking within the United Nations, her presence around the world has at least highlighted environmental degradation. Today there are signs that the majority of people are waking up to the threat of a changing climate; Thunberg has undeniably played a part in that.


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Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is a much-loved breed the world over. Due to their gentle and affectionate temperament they are used often as therapy dogs. In the aftermath of a glut of school shootings in the United States in 2016 various Goldies were used to aid and support survivors.


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Like the Golden Retriever, the Labrador is a choice companion and rescue dog. In 2001 a Labrador called Jake was hailed a hero after the part he played in the search and rescue of victims of the 9-11 terrorist attack on New York. Labradors are also frequently used by customs and border control due to their intelligence and trainability.


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Thunberg returns to her father Svante Thunberg, mother Malena Ernman and sister Beata, as well as Moses and Roxy! Welcome home Greta!


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