Dr. Jane is indeed a vegetarian. She became a vegetarian after reading about intensive farming, not knowing about what the animals actually went through. The next time she looked at a piece of meat, Dr. Jane thought, this symbolizes fear, pain and death.
A live stream of Dr. Jane Goodall's message on "Education for Peace," the 2013 theme for the United Nations International Day of Peace, held on Sept. 18, 2013 in New York City.
From their live talk on November 6, 2013 at the ABC Continuity Forum in Miami, Dr. Jane Goodall and Dr. Sylvia Earle discuss the current state of our planet and the action we, as stewards of our earth, must do to preserve and heal the harm we have inflicted over the many years.
Dr. Jane’s mother Vanne gave her the best piece of advice when she was young. When she wanted to go to Africa and everyone laughed at her, Dr. Jane’s mother would say, “If you really want something, you have to work hard, take advantage of opportunities, and never give up.”