Making the World a More Humane Place for Pets, Wildlife, and ALL Animals
Robin catches up with Lorenzo Borghese, a devout animal advocate and supporter of animal causes. Lorenzo shares his work with Animal Aid USA, the nonprofit organization he co-founded in 2012 and reveals that the organization has saved over 16,000 innocent dogs and cats from being euthanized since it began. Robin and Lorenzo then discuss their shared passion for improving the laws surrounding animal care—from eliminating gas chamber euthanizing of shelter pets, to protecting the world’s elephant populations.
Prince Lorenzo Borghese is a US and Italian citizen who was born in Milan, lived in Rome and outside Paris, and currently lives in New York City. Proud of his genealogy, his storied paternal ancestors include the cosmetic’s icon, Princess Marcella Borghese, Napoleon’s sister, Paulina Bonaparte Borghese, Pope Paul V (Camillo Borghese) and Cardinal Scipione Borghese, both of whom had an enormous influence on Italian art and beautifying Rome in the 1600s, and who helped finish St. Peter's Basilica.
The Borghese name is displayed throughout Italy including in Florence at the Palazzo Borghese, Siena, where the family began, and Rome where the name is most prominent. Rome’s largest Park, Villa Borghese, was owned by the family until 1902 and one of Rome’s largest museums, Galleria Borghese, holds the family’s art collection. One of Rome’s most famous streets is also named after the family, Via Borghese, and the family’s crest which is an eagle and dragon can be found in many piazzas throughout Italy.
Lorenzo is also President and co-founder of Animal Aid USA, a not-for-profit organization which through awareness and legislation, aims to stop the inhumane treatment of animals. In July of 2012 Animal Aid USA organized the Amazing Grace Caravan, named after Grace, a dog who survived the gas chamber in 2006. For more information and to sign Animal Aid’s petition to end the gas chamber please go to www.animalaidusa.org