Yesterday, I wrote about my visit to Capitol Hill with Charla Nash, the courageous woman who five years ago suffered an unthinkable mauling by a pet chimp. She came to Washington, D.C., at my request to lobby in support of the Captive Primate Safety Act, which seeks to ban the interstate trade in primates as pets. She spoke at a press conference with me and with lawmakers committed to passing this legislation.
Last night, she sat down with me for an exclusive interview for A Humane Nation. As you'll see, she's a remarkable woman with an incredible spirit, and someone who wants to be known not just as a victim, but primarily as an agent of change and reform.
I hope you'll forward this interview to your two U.S. senators and your U.S. representative and urge them to support S. 1463/H.R. 2856. I hope you'll also forward it to friends and colleagues and ask them to help Charla and The HSUS turn around this problem.
This article originally appeared on Wayne Pacelle's blog, A Humane Nation.