“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” — Arundhati Roy
CELEBRATING WOMEN ON THE FRONTLINES OF ANIMAL ADVOCACY
Sangduen “Lek” Chailert has come to be known throughout Thailand and the rest of the world as “the elephant whisperer”. She has devoted her life to ending the abusive use of elephants in tourism and logging industries and is the founder of Elephant Nature Park, a 250 acre sanctuary for hundreds of rescued elephants and other animals.
Directed by Kelly Guerin
RECENT Contemporary Women
“We must always check with ourselves to know if we are, in fact, being conquered by our fear.”In their capacity to suffer, Buddhist nun Shih Chao-hwei sees little difference between humans and animals. “Buddha could not bear to see sentient beings suffer,” she notes....
"Thinking of the biggest target that we can move the furthest."When Leah Garcés was in college, she wanted to be a veterinarian. She had grown up in the swamps of Florida and was fascinated by the wildlife in her backyard. She knew from a young age she wanted to help...
"We had all of the essential ingredients of a campaign that had to succeed."The vast majority of drugs that test safe and effective in animals ultimately fail in humans. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine concluded that chimpanzee use in...
RECENT HISTORICAL Women
"When we talk about buffalo people, we're not talking about buffalo and Lakota separately. It's all one.""We live in a time when how to be a good human being in the natural world is diminished," wrote Rosalie Little Thunder late one night in May, 2002, as she sat at...
"Is it nothing to you all ye that pass by?" Lind af Hageby, centre front. The other women in this photograph are: Mrs. Clinton Pichney Farrell, Mrs. L.B. Henderson, Mrs. Florence Pell Waring, Mrs. Caroline E. White, and Mrs. R.G. Ingersol. I n July 1909...
“Most people… tend to be ignorant of the processes by which food reaches their table, or if not ignorant they find it more comfortable to forget.” M any activists can point to a single moment that changed their lives—a photograph, a movie, a conversation, or a chance...
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