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Actor Edward Norton Would Like To Curbstomp Those Who Are Against African Wildlife Preservation

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Much like Derek Vinyard, the neo-Nazi character he portrayed in American History X, Edward Norton is passionate about many things. But unlike Vinyard, who fervently sought redemption for wasting his life due to ignorance and hate, the actor Norton’s most recent interest is saving the wildlife and encouraging biodiversity in Kenya and Tanzania “through conservation, education and health services to indigenous people.”

Norton will be running in the New York City Marathon on Sunday to promote this cause. In fact, along with others who share his enthusiasm, Norton has raised close to $500,000 for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. Said Norton:

“The wildlife from that part of the world is in a lot of ways the wildlife of our childhood imaginations. It is lions and giraffes and rhinoceros, and I think there are deep-seated reasons we’re still connected to that.”

Lions, giraffes and rhinocersoses, oh my!

Best of luck to Norton in Sunday’s race and I hope it raises awareness for this worthy cause. Just look out for your nipples, dude. Oh, and don’t shit your pants. It’s never good when you soil yourself. Just look what happened when The Incredible Hulk shit itself in movie theaters. Not pretty.

Actor Edward Norton lends face, feet to cause [Baltimore Sun]