French cinema sensuality symbol, Brigitte Bardot (Paris, 1934) became an animal cause activist early on, associating them with the passion for animals she had had from an early age. At the age of 39, he retired from the world of seventh art and entered the struggle for the formulation of animal rights. In 1986 he created the Brigitte Bardot Foundation whose main purpose is to care for and protect animals in France, and to fight for the end of halal (Islamic) and kosher (Jewish) slaughter of beef; and support the ban on horse meat consumption. Bardot fights the fur trade that turns animals into luxury goods and the use of animals as tests in the beauty industry. "What frustrates me most is that animals have no rights," he told the Respect and Connect organization.
American zoologist Dian Fossey (California, 1932) studied the behavior of monkeys in the forests of Rwanda, which led her to join the fight against commercial hunting of these animals. He released the book Gorillas in the Mist in 1983 as the inspiration for the film of the same name – Gorillas in the Mist, directed by Michael Apted in 1988 and starring Sigourney Weaver. A fervent activist, Fossey was not afraid to expose himself and fight those who threatened the animals. Unfortunately, she was murdered while working at her own home in Rwanda on December 27, 1985.
Valerie Jane Morris Goodall (London, 1934) is a primatologist, ethologist and anthropologist british in love with chimpanzees. He studied the life of this monkey species in Tanzania for 40 years, contributing to the social and cultural understanding of wild chimpanzees. She became famous for the historical documentary Miss Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees, produced by National Geographic in 1965. In 1977 she founded the Jane Goodall Institute giving visibility to animal protection and environmental conservation. Jane also opened Roots & Shoots, an institution that encourages Tanzania's younger population to create solutions to the country's environmental problems. In 2004, the activist was named Messenger of Peace by the United Nations. In October 2017 National Geographic released the documentary Jane: The Mother of Chimpanzees, about the life and work of the scientist.
In the late 1990s, actress Pamela Anderson (Ladysmith, Canada, 1967) joined the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). She became a vegetarian and became an activist for causes such as deforestation and hunting of wild animals. It has launched The Pamela Anderson Foundation (PAF), a foundation that supports other militant organizations for animal and environmental abuse.
One of today's most committed environmental designers, Stella McCartney (Lambeth, London, 1971) is a pioneer in green and sustainable thinking in fashion. For example, since you founded your brand in 2001, you have never used skin or leather. It launched a kind of synthetic leather, known as Eco Alter Nappa, and produced durable viscose, which took three years to formulate. His best selling wallet, the Falabella model, is made of vegetarian leather and nylon made from recycled bottles.
. (tagsToTranslate) Activism (t) Animal protection (t) Ecology