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Madison Slate

"So the children of tomorrow might know the animals of today!"

Santa Monica, CA, USA
female, age 49
Joined Jan 23, 2007

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Madison and Bill Slate originally co-founded The Slate Foundation to educate children about endangered animals.  At first, our goal was to make educational videos about people around the world working to save endangered animals and to share their stories with children.  Our hope was to inspire children to either study and work in the fields of biology and zoology or to become adults that protect animals that cannot protect themselves.

Then, after trekking for many days in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and finding no animals, we realized education is not enough.  

We started talking to the local people and learned that they are starving and that they are forced to eat whatever they can trap or kill, even if it’s a gorilla. We both experienced a lightning bolt moment of realization that animals and people are interconnected and that we as a society can no longer talk about the issues of one without considering the issues of the other. So, we started building chicken and rabbit farms as an immediate way of providing an alternative source of food.

And that was the beginning of what The Slate Foundation is today. We are saving endangered animals by providing people with education and options to poaching and trapping…so the children of tomorrow might know the animals of today!

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Joined Jan 23, 2007 Activist Aspirations undeclared 
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Groups Cat Lovers, Defenders of Wildlife, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, Dog Lovers, Elephant Lovers, Habitat for Humanity, Jane Goodall Institute: Race for the Primates, NPR - National Public Radio, NWF - National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, National Parents & Teachers Association, Owned by Cats, PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Vegan more »
Hometown Menasha, WI 
Birthday May 08, 1969  
About Me Motivated and Action-oriented
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Pets cats  
Activist Aspirations
Political Leaning
Eating Habits  
Wild Fact About Me I once had a pet clam named Sam! (seriously)
My Philosophy Loving animals isn't about feeling, it's about action!
What Gives Me Hope Children
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Give tax incentives for volunteering!
What/who changed my life and why "Awaken The Giant Within", by Tony Robbins because it made me realize I had a passion and that I could achieve anything.
What Bugs Me laziness, bullying, hate, ignorance, injustice, intolerance  
Passions reading, traveling, peace, other cultures, nature, my husband, my friends, my family, my cats, making a difference, life, learning, family, environment, earth, books, broadening my horizons, animals  
What Scares Me ignorance, hate, global warming, Disrespect for others, abusers, apathy  
Role Models My Mother, Christiane Amanpour, Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou, Jane Goodall  
Quotation “What we do and say and show really matters.” Christiane Amanpour
Interests wildlife, Travel/Adventure, reading, pets, national parks, humor, history, gardening, fitness, environment, ecology  
Books The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, First They Killed My Father  
Music coldplay, u2, blues  
TV Shows Blue Planet series, BBC world news, The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, Animal Planet, Dexter  
Favorite Foods cheese  
Favorite Places Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, cuba, San Francisco, spain  
Can't Live Without my husband, family and friends, my pets, animals  
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