Jane Goodall Awarded for Lifetime of Service to Animals at Star-Studded Gala Benefiting Mercy For Animals

Jane Goodall Awarded for Lifetime of Service to Animals at Star-Studded Gala Benefiting Mercy For Animals
On Thursday evening nearly 1,000 animal advocates watched actors and activists Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara present the Hope Award to Dr. Jane Goodall, Dbe, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and U.N. messenger of peace, at the Mercy For Animals virtual Hope Gala hosted by NAACP Image Award winner, actress, and vegan foodie Tabitha Brown (Showtime’s The Chi).

Mercy For Animals is the world’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices.

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara presented Dr. Goodall with the Hope Award from their home in California.

“For many reasons, it’s important that more and more people move towards a plant-based diet,” said Goodall in her acceptance speech. “It’s good for the environment, for our health, and of course especially for animals. So let me close by applauding the wonderful work performed by Mercy For Animals.
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