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Kate Gilman Williams on Why Kids Can Save Animals
Why advocacy has no age limits and anyone can make a difference

Kate Gilman Williams (@kidscansaveanimals) discusses how kids can save animals and why advocacy has no age limits, and anyone can make a difference. | Brought to you by Trade Coffee (

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Kate is the Founder of Kids Can Save Animals, Founder of Club 15 – an extension of Project 15 from Microsoft, and Author. At age 8, Kate authored the book Let’s Go On Safari! which takes readers on a safari adventure and encourages children to speak up for animals who don’t have a voice.  All sales from the book support the Jane Goodall Institute, The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and Re: Wild.  So far, her book has raised over $15,000 for her conservation partners. When Penguin Random House in South Africa picked up Let’s Go On Safari! Kate became the youngest author in history to sign two publishing contracts resulting in a global title release.

Born Free USA Youth Ambassador

Kate was recently named the first Youth Ambassador for Born Free USA. In her role, Kate will speak to her generation about the exploitation and suffering of animals living in captivity, educate kids and teens that animals being used for any kind of human entertainment is wrong, what the illegal pet trade is, and how we all can help end the wildlife trade and trophy hunting.

In the Summer of 2021, Kate partnered with Jenn Hartmann Luck, Austin-based singer and songwriter, to produce the song “Kids Can Save Animals.” With each download, 15% supports Re: Wild where Leonardo DiCaprio is the founding board member.

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Always remember that advocacy has no age limits. It doesn’t matter how old you are. You can always make a difference because this planet is in our hands, and we need to do things now to change it.

Kate Gilman Williams

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What I Discuss With Kate Gilman Williams On Why Kids Can Save Animals

  • How her safari experience when she was seven caused her to become an advocate for stopping the suffering of animals.
  • Kate discusses how she became the youngest published author in history.
  • Why the cheetah is an endangered species and on the cover of her book.
  • Kate discusses the need to save elephants because one is killed every 15 minutes.
  • We discuss her podcast “Club 15,” and she talks about her favorite interview guests.
  • Different ways that technology is saving animals
  • Kate discusses her new song with Jenn Hartmann Luck, “Kids Can Save Animals.”
  • Why Microsoft is supporting animal advocacy and sponsoring Kate through Project 15
  • Kate’s interest in saving ocean life
  • Kate’s lessons learned from podcasting
  • Why anyone can make a difference in the world
  • The importance of finding a mentor
  • Why advocacy has no age limits
  • How kids can become leaders in their community
  • Why in ten years, we can lose all elephants on the planet
  • The northern white rhino preservation
  • Born Free USA and Quarters for Koalas
  • Why if something is important, you will pursue it
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share with us? Drop us a line at [email protected]m!
  • And much more…
126 | Kids Can Save Animals | Kate Gilman Williams | Passion Struck with John R. Miles
126 | Kids Can Save Animals | Kate Gilman Williams | Passion Struck with John R. Miles

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More About This Show On Kids Can Save Animals With Kate Gilman Williams

During our interview, I asked Kate Gilman Williams about her secrets to building partnerships and finding guests and partners for her show.

Kate explains, “if you’re asking somebody, the worst thing they can do is say no. And I guarantee you that if you keep trying and trying, you will get a yes. For example, when I was trying to publish my book, I got so many rejection letters, but then I finally got a yes. So just keep trying. It will happen for you eventually.”

Why Advocacy Has No Age Limits

Kate Gilman Williams quote from Passion Struck on how every 15 minutes an elephant dies

I asked Kate how can anyone make a difference and be an advocate for something that they’re passionate about?

She told me, “You can go to my website,, where you can find all the different projects that I’ve been talking about. But also you can pick your favorite animal. Learn as much as you possibly can about it and just educate your family and friends on it. And a few organizations that you want to check out: The first is the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. They’re taking care of baby elephants when their moms have been killed by poachers. You can adopt a baby elephant from there. You can also check out the Jane Goodall Institute and Re:Wild. Those three organizations are the organizations that my book supports and all sales go to them.”

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About Today’s Guest Kate Gilman Williams

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Kate Gilman Williams is a 12-year-old animal advocate, author and the founder of Kids Can Save Animals and Club 15. She launched Kids Can Save Animals to connect her generation with world-renowned conservation organizations, technologists, policymakers, and global leaders who work to save wildlife and wild spaces. Through her passion for wildlife conservation and penchant for education, Kate is focused on teaching and inspiring kids and teens on how to take action and become part of the global solution and the benefits of helping the animals proving that advocacy has no age limit.

One aspect of Kids Can Save Animals is her podcast, Club 15, named so because we lose one elephant from our planet every 15 minutes. Club 15 was created in partnership with Sarah Maston and Daisuke Nakahara of Microsoft and is an extension of Project 15 from Microsoft. Each episode of Club 15 connects youth with top scientists, technologists, and conservationists working on the ground to save animals from extinction.  Microsoft contributed a learning lab for Club 15 so kids can learn how Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are collecting data and how technology is at the forefront of saving animals.


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