Jane Goodall quotes – Saving the planet and speaking on behalf of the animals who are being butchered.

Jane Goodall quotes – Saving the planet and speaking on behalf of the animals who are being butchered.

Jane is a naturist who first caught my attention from her work with chimpanzees in Tanzania. Way back in the 60s I was captivated by her book – In the Shadow of Man. She is someone I greatly respect who has worked to support wildlife.
Jane Goodall: 50 Years at Gombe
The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Me too. There are millions of creatures being killed daily. If nobody speaks up for them they will continue to be slaughtered. The world is already depleted of its fantastic array of life. Soon they will be gone if we do not do something.
Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help shall all be saved.
I am only a writer. The people who make the decisions are the rich and powerful. They have to be made to understand that this cannot go on.
The greatest danger to our future is apathy.
Throughout my teaching career I have strived to get my students thinking. They are the future. They need to be aware and involved.
Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.
We can all make a difference. There are millions of us who care. We have to keep making the powerful aware.
Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.
We have to keep telling them to stop – there are better ways.
Lasting change is a series of compromises. And compromise is all right, as long your values don’t change.
The bottom line is that the environment needs protecting.
“I don’t have any idea of who or what God is. But I do believe in some great spiritual power. I feel it particularly when I’m out in nature. It’s just something that’s bigger and stronger than what I am or what anybody is. I feel it. And it’s enough for me.”
I’m an antitheist. I do not believe in god and I think that religion is very bad for us, but I do believe in a power that exists in nature, a vibration that connects us to the universe. That is something I’m prepared to call spiritual. That is what requires protection.

4 thoughts on “Jane Goodall quotes – Saving the planet and speaking on behalf of the animals who are being butchered.

  1. You are an awesome advocate for the voiceless ones, Opher. I just read the other day that Holland has successfully addressed the thorny issue of homeless dogs. We should all take a page out of their book and do the same.
    Watching Jane at work with her beloved chimps is always inspiring. One of the most moving videos I have seen is when she releases one back into the wild and it returns to hug her.
    We have much to learn from our animal friends.

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