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Ricky Gervais and Cara Delevingne are among a multitude of celebrities and environmental experts who are joining a campaign to save animals and fight the climate crisis. Rewriting Extinction was launched earlier this year and includes projects from leading environmental organizations including Greenpeace and The Wildlife Trusts.
Rear shot of Ricky Gervais and Cara Delevinge
As part of the campaign, Gervais – the latest celebrity to sign up – co-created a bullfighting comic with artist Rob Steen.
âA beautiful animal, literally tortured to death for entertainment. Psychotic. F * ck anyone who appreciates or defends him, âwe read.
The campaign spans 12 months. It was created to fund seven projects aimed at saving as many species “as humanly possible”.
Other key figures contributing to the campaign include wildlife expert and presenter Chris Packham, actress Dame Judi Dench, journalist George Monbiot and musician Yoko Ono.
A solidarity campaign
According to The Guardian, founder Paul Goodenough plans to raise a total of Â£ 1million. He said solutions cannot be provided by the NGOs behind every project, hence the united approach.
Goodenough added: âExtinction Rebellion could say one thing, Greenpeace or WWF say another. So often people don’t know where to put their money and time. I knew a lot of people who suffered from donor paralysis.
âSo now we’re trying to talk to the general public. Entertain them and inspire them to act the same way Comic Relief and Children in Need do. “
You can read more about Rewriting Extinction here