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The Stuttering Foundation recently released Stuttering and the Big Cats, featuring American zoologist, conservationist, and field biologist Dr. Alan Rabinowitz.

Big cats as therapy animals? President and CEO of Panthera, an organization leading big cat conservation efforts, Dr. Rabinowitz never let his life-long battle with stuttering hold him back from his work saving the most endangered of wild cats. “I recall vividly as a child, staring at a jaguar as he paced in his cage at the zoo,” said Rabinowitz. “He was trapped, seeking a way out of a dark world, something I related to strongly at the time. And I knew then that when I found my voice, that I would use it for him, for saving big cats around the world. My love for wildlife, and the urgency needed to save them, helped me overcome stuttering. This life-long quest has resulted in Panthera – which is now my platform for speaking loudly for, and working to save, some of the planets greatest species.”

Following the tremendous success of the Oscar-winning film, The King’s Speech, Stuttering and the Big Cats hopes to bring further awareness to stuttering. The film’s release is part of Stuttering Foundation’s “Converting Action into Effort” movement. The DVD is available for purchase through the foundation.  Further information about Stuttering Foundation can be found on their site and Facebook page.

Yesterday, Dr. Rabinowitz was honored at a gala in New York City to introduce the film internationally. “Alan’s courage is particularly inspiring to young people whose career paths have yet to be decided and for whom stuttering often seems an insurmountable obstacle. Through hard work, perseverance and dedication to his true passions, Alan never let stuttering hold him back from his quest to help endangered animals,” said Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation. “We are proud to make this video available and hope that every young person who stutters has an opportunity to hear Alan’s story.”

via PR Newswire

Founded in 2006, Panthera is the leader in big cat conservation organization, exclusively focusing on the conservation of wild cats and their ecosystems. Working with renowned cat biologists, Panthera cultivates and implements global strategies to save the world’s most endangered big cats. It’s the most comprehensive effort of its kind. For more information about this worthy organization, please watch the inspiring video below, visit their site, and “like” their Facebook page.

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