5 Women in Animal Rights
In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating some of the women involved in the animal rights movement! These history-making women have contributed to the fight for the humane treatment of animals.
- One of the most notable women on our list is Dr. Jane Goodall. A chimpanzee expert, she’s been studying for over 55+ years, changing the world’s perception of powerful animals.
- Tippi Hedren created the Roar Foundation in 1983 and devoted her life to protecting large felines. The Roar Foundation owns a preserve near Acton, California.
- Dr. Sandeun “Lek” Chailert created the Save Elephant Foundation in 1995 which houses the Elephant Nature Park, a sanctuary and rehabilitation center. The Foundation also provides emergency healthcare to elephants in remote villages of Thailand.
- Born in Egypt, Dr. Leelah Hazzah founded Lion Guardians in 2007 with the intention of protecting lions across the African continent. The organization has been crucial to reducing animal-human conflict in the region. Starting with just five guardians working in a small system it has now grown to over 65 guardians covering one million acres.
- Betty White also makes our list as one of the most powerful voices of animal rights in modern-day Hollywood. The Morris Animal Foundation recently established the Betty White Wildlife Rapid Response Fund – giving researchers aid to respond to emergency events and unexpected disasters.
These women keep inspiring us here at the Humane Society of Southeast Texas!