Leading anthropologist and activist Jane Goodall received a Greek gift for her 89th birthday

Dr. Jane Goodall’s message of support to Animal Welfare Karpathos

Jane Goodall, the leading activist and anthropologist, who has been working for more than six decades to study and save chimpanzees, turns 89 today. For her birthday, she received a Greek gift, as veterinarian Dr. Anna Katogiritis informs us through her Facebook profile.

"Our beloved Dr. Jane Goodall who is celebrating her 89th birthday tomorrow (❤️), received soaps made with natural ingredients from #Karpathos island- handmade and gifted by Sweet Thyme Soaps.

"One of the soaps (called SOS-AWK) is even more special: all proceeds benefit the strays we assist through Animal Welfare Karpathos - Φιλοζωική Δράση Καρπάθου!

"❤️Dear Jane: thank you for always supporting worthy causes.
" ❤️Sweet Thyme Soaps: thank you for going above and beyond to fundraise for the strays.
" 🙏🏻If you are in the US and would like to purchase a soap please visit: Sweet Thyme Soaps"

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Dr Goodall travels around the world to tirelessly spread her messages of peace and proclaiming the conviction and hope that the human species will ultimately solve the problems it has caused on the planet.

Jane Goodall and Roots and Shoots groups Copyright Ratzer Robert

Dame Jane Morris Goodall DBE, formerly Baroness Jane van Lawick-Goodall, is an English primatologist and anthropologist. She is considered the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, after 60 years studying the social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees.

She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots & Shoots programme, and she has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues. As of 2022, she is on the board of the Nonhuman Rights Project.

In April 2002, she was named a UN Messenger of Peace. Goodall is an honorary member of the World Future Council.

As a child, Goodall's father gave her a stuffed chimpanzee named Jubilee as an alternative to a teddy bear.

Goodall has said her fondness for it sparked her early love of animals, commenting, "My mother's friends were horrified by this toy, thinking it would frighten me and give me nightmares." Jubilee still sits on Goodall's dresser in London.

Goodall credits the 1986 Understanding Chimpanzees conference, hosted by the Chicago Academy of Sciences, with shifting her focus from observation of chimpanzees to a broader and more intense concern with animal-human conservation.

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She is the former president of Advocates for Animals, an organisation based in Edinburgh, Scotland, that campaigns against the use of animals in medical research, zoos, farming and sport.

Goodall is a vegetarian and advocates the diet for ethical, environmental, and health reasons.

In The Inner World of Farm Animals (2009), Goodall writes that farm animals are "far more aware and intelligent than we ever imagined and, despite having been bred as domestic slaves, they are individual beings in their own right."

Goodall has also said: "Thousands of people who say they 'love' animals sit down once or twice a day to enjoy the flesh of creatures who have been treated so with little respect and kindness just to make more meat." In 2021, Goodall became a vegan and authored a cookbook titled Eat Meat Less.

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Goodall is an outspoken environmental advocate, speaking on the effects of climate change on endangered species such as chimpanzees.

She, alongside her foundation, collaborated with NASA to use satellite imagery from the Landsat series to remedy the effects of deforestation on chimpanzees and local communities in Western Africa by offering the villagers information on how to reduce activity and preserve their environment.

In 2020, continuing her organization's work on the environment, Goodall vowed to plant 5 million trees, part of the 1 trillion tree initiative founded by the World Economic Forum.

In February 2021, Jane Goodall and more than 140 scientists called on the EU Commission to abolish caging of farm animals.

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