Dian Fossey – A Zoologist who championed gorillas.

One of my heroes!!

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I often feel that I prefer most animals to human beings. They are not so cruel and stupid.

Dian was an American Zoologist who worked with gorillas in the Congo and Rwanda. She fought poaching and tourism and ended up being murdered. Her famous book (and film) ‘Gorillas in the Mist’ was the story of her work. Without people like Dian there wouldn’t be any animals left. We are too stupid to realise that we are part of this huge web of life. If we remove it we cut off our own legs.

Gorillas have 99% the same genes as a human being. They are social, intelligent and wonderful creatures. Yet we are slaughtering them for meat! The sooner we make killing gorillas, chimps and other primates the crime of murder the better. It distresses me.

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