All posts tagged Fauna Foundation

Harry Hmura, composer of “I Am, I Am”

Harry Hmura —musician-composer whose album “I Am, I Am” integrates original songs and instrumental pieces with the vocalizations of great apes—discusses his formative years as a musician, including a pivotal backstage meeting with B. B. King as a 15-year-old and becoming the guitarist in James Cotton’s touring band at 21. Read more…

Andrew Westoll, the author, most recently, of “The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary”

Andrew Westoll–the author, most recently, of “The Chimps Of Fauna Sanctuary: A True Story of Resilience And Recovery,” a gorgeously-written, often-poignant account of Westoll’s 10-week stint living as a volunteer at Fauna Foundation, a sanctuary just outside Montreal for chimpanzees retired from biomedical research–discusses he decided volunteering at Fauna had the makings of a book.  Read more…

Gloria Grow–co-founder of the Fauna Foundation

Gloria Grow–co-founder of the Fauna Foundation, a Canadian animal sanctuary located outside of Montreal that began by rescuing and housing companion and farm animals, and subsequently broadened its efforts to also provide sanctuary for retired chimpanzees who had been used in biomedical research Read more…