From rescuing abandoned dogs in Romania to rehoming a lion cub in South Africa, actor and Born Free Patron Dan Richardson is a compassionate voice for animals everywhere.
Dan has a lifelong love of animals and an unrivalled dedication and commitment to Keep Wildlife in the Wild.
"My position as an actor with a public profile, albeit a relatively small one, affords me the great privilege of being able to get actively and directly involved with more conservation projects than might otherwise be possible," Dan says. "As long as there's cruelty and exploitation being inflicted on animals, I will be motivated to do everything I can to end it."
In July 2018, Dan was a member of the Born Free team who relocated King the lion cub from his temporary home in Belgium to its big cat sanctuary in South Africa.
"King became a bit of a Born Free poster boy because the details of his tragic start in life affected us all so deeply," Dan explains. "The international collaboration that followed in conjunction with Natuurhulpcentrum in Belgium, Kenya Airways, Shamwari Private Game Reserve and others, is exemplary of how Born Free can operate and get the job done in the most complex and challenging circumstances."
Beyond Born Free, Dan is also a Patron of Voice For Asian Elephants Society and Naturewatch Foundation and an Ambassador for the International Aid for the Protection & Welfare of Animals.
Dan: "I know there are a huge number of people who share my passion for the cause. The only difference between them and me is that I'm in the public eye. They are just as much a hero as me or anyone else, and more importantly, without them and their continued efforts, we couldn't do this."
International Aid for the Protection & Welfare of Animals
The bitter Bond: Award-winning Short Film by Born Free Foundation
Blood Lions Film
Narikos Voyage / Film
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