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Dispatch from Abroad: South Africa

Dear Friends,

As many of you know, American Humane’s work already stretches across the globe. Each year, our animal rescue program saves, shelters and feeds hundreds of thousands of our best friends in their worst times. Our “No Animals Were Harmed®” certification program monitors the safety of animal actors on over 1,000 production sets each year in countries around the world. We oversee the humane care of hundreds of millions of animals on farms and ranches. And our Humane CertifiedTM program does the critical work of verifying the welfare and proper treatment of remarkable and endangered animals in zoological centers across the globe – from the United States to Hong Kong.

Through all our various programs, we directly touch and improve the lives of some 1 billion animals every year. But for us, that isn’t enough. Some 1 million species are in danger of disappearing forever in what scientists are calling a “Sixth Mass Extinction” and they need our help.

On Tuesday, I landed in South Africa and am spending the next few weeks traveling across the continent, exploring new opportunities to protect and preserve the magnificent animals who enrich our world.

I had the opportunity to explore Kruger National Park. Sprawling out over nearly two million hectares of beautiful landscape, it is home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna.

Please enjoy just a few first photos and videos as we continue our quest to positively impact more of the animals who deserve our love and protection.

Your partner in helping our animal friends,

Robin R. Ganzert, Ph.D.
President and CEO, American Humane

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