Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Zoe Weil, Co-Founder and President of the Institute for Humane Education is Inducted Into the U.S. Animal Rights Hall of Fame

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Monday, August 2, 2010

IHE President Inducted into U.S. Animal Rights Hall of Fame

For more than 25 years, Zoe Weil, co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education, has based her life’s work on the conviction that the key to creating a just, compassionate, sustainable world for all lies with humane education: raising a generation with the tools, knowledge and motivation to make choices that do the most good and least harm for all and to become changemakers and problem solvers for a better world. That vision was rewarded on July 17 when Zoe was inducted into the U.S. Animal Rights Hall of Fame during the 2010 Animal Rights National Conference in Alexandria, Virginia.

The U.S. Animal Rights Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of animal protection for at least ten years. Past inductees include Cleveland Amory, Gretchen Wyler, Ingrid Newkirk, Peter Singer, and Paul Watson.

“To me, this wonderful award is a validation of the power of humane education to help create a compassionate world,” said Zoe. “Having spent my life teaching about the interconnections between human rights, animal protection, and environmental preservation, it’s an incredible honor to have this vision honored in such a public way. That my colleagues in the animal protection movement share our belief not only in the importance of raising a generation to be compassionate and engaged choicemakers and changemakers for a humane and peaceful world, but also in the ability of humane education to achieve that goal means more to me than I can say.”

Caryn Ginsberg, Strategic Idealist for the Priority Ventures Group, former IHE board member, and the person who introduced Zoe said, "Zoe Weil is one of the most inspiring and effective advocates for change I have witnessed in my ten years in the nonprofit field. I have experienced personally, and witnessed in others, the profound impact she has when speaking, in her books and through her programs. She has made an immense contribution to create a better world for us all and continues to bring humane education to new and enthusiastic audiences."

1 comment:

IHE Staff said...

Thanks so much for posting about Zoe's award. We at the Institute for Humane Education are so proud of her! :)



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