Nelson Mandela was a man who risked his own life to advocate for the freedom of others. Not only did Mandela’s work help to end apartheid–legalized racial segregation–in South Africa, he also set a powerful example for all peaceful activists, showing that they must rattle the “cages” of what society feels is acceptable in order to help those who are suffering.

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Mandela’s compassion extended to animals—he was a patron of the National Council of SPCAs, which works to improve the standards for animal welfare in communities in South Africa.

PETA honored Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, and others by releasing the following video that shows each world leader “speaking” about peace and justice for all living beings:

Never be silent! Share Nelson Mandela’s legacy of peace. 

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