With heavy hearts, today we say goodbye to our dear friend Ernie. Animals Australia's oldest (and we daresay, wisest!) supporter passed away overnight after 105 years on this earth. Even in his latter years, Ernie never stopped speaking out for animals.
Ernie not only brought gentleness and kindness to the people and animals in his life, but extended his message of compassion and justice to people across the world. At the age of 102, he shared a photo of himself with his message in the hopes it would inspire courage in others to speak up for animals in any way they can.
And it did. To date, this photo has been shared 40,350 times.
From all of us at Animals Australia, we extend our gratitude to you, Ernie. Thank you for 105.5 years of kindness. We will do our very best to create the world you dreamed of.