Author(s): Christine And Little Townend
Christine Townend is an extraordinary Australian. Animals and their protection have been her life's work.
In the 1980s she founded Animal Liberation in Australia, in an attempt to prevent cruel farming practices. It made her a highly controversial figure, yet Christine never turned away from her mission to lessen animal suffering.
However, Christine's real lifework was still ahead of her. A visit to India in 1990 offered her the opportunity to run a decrepit animal shelter just outside the city of Jaipur, called Help in Suffering. When she first arrived it contained a few stray dogs and the odd goat. Yet from that small start, Christine has had an enormous impact on the lives of thousands of animals, and the people who rely on animals for their livelihood.
An inspiring and poignant story of India