Today’s day of sanctuary was sponsored by Tracy Dunham in honor of Sam Simon! Tracy would like to share the following note for Sam: “Merry Christmas Sam Simon. On behalf of all the animals who have a better life because of you.”
As many of you may know, Sam Simon is an acclaimed writer, producer and director, and famously co-produced “The Simpsons.” Sam was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2012 and since that time he has poured his heart and soul into philanthropy, choosing to donate the majority of his earnings to animal welfare and fighting hunger, among other causes. He also founded The Sam Simon Foundation which rescues dogs from shelters and trains them to provide assistance to veterans and hearing impaired individuals, enhancing the lives of both dogs and humans.
In a recent interview with NBC News, Sam shared, ” I think that my passion for the animals and against animal abuse is based on the knowledge that these creatures who feel and think can’t speak for themselves and they’re dependent on us for that. And so I feel it’s my responsibility to speak for those that can’t speak for themselves.”
Tracy, thank you so much for giving the chimpanzees a special day in honor of such a special human. And Sam, if you happen to read this, we cannot thank you enough for being the inspiring and special soul you are and for all you do to give so many other beings the lives they deserve. Thank you for making the world a better place.
Jamie, chimpanzee woman extraordinaire:
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