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Wayne's Blog: Jane Goodall’s Extraordinary Dedication for Animals

Wayne's Blog: A Humane Nation

  • Jane Goodall at the 2005 World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use. The HSUS

Last week I attended the World Animal Forum, which consists of leaders of several global animal protection groups, including The HSUS and Humane Society International―our worldwide affiliate. The purpose of the gathering is to foster cooperation between organizations and drive the animal protection agenda across the globe.

We had a long list of accomplished guests, and no one of them more significant or worthy of our gratitude and admiration than Jane Goodall.

I grew up reading about her studies of chimpanzees published in National Geographic, and her work helped nourish my budding interest in learning about and protecting animals. Today, decades later, she is largely out of the jungles and forests and spending more of her time in board rooms, behind speaking lecterns, or in front of a laptop.

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