(ACTIVISM/ACTIVISTS) The world lost one of its greatest thinkers and activists, Nelson Mandela, yesterday. Mandela died at the age of 95 following a bought with tuberculosis and a consequent lung infection.

Former South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela died today.
Nelson Mandela smiles as his dog jumps into his arms. Photo Credit: Alf Kumalo

Known for his work towards ending South African apartheid, Mandela sacrificed his life campaigning for universal freedom.

The former South African President gained international acclaim and received more than 250 honours for his activism, including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize. He had a revolutionary impact in the philanthropy world that will never be forgotten.

Mandela proved change can come through peaceful movements, and helped lay the foundation for modern-day activism.

His inspiring story also rings true for the animal rights movement.

Mandela was a notable supporter of the National Council of SPCAs, which works to improve the standards for animal welfare in South African communities.

Former South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela died today.
Nelson Mandela’s impact in the activism world is unmatched. Photo Credit: The Guardian Express

After spending nearly three decades in prison fighting for equality, Mandela broke social barriers with his perseverance.

He once said, “After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.”

By applying Mandela’s beliefs to the world of animal rights, the activist community can achieve great things. We must always remember:
[quote]“Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great, you can be that generation” — Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013)[/quote]
— Anthony Armentano, exclusive to Global Animal

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