Sometimes it takes persistence to pitch a voice you know is right — and the willingness to listen to others around the dinner table.
A profound stutter as a child left Alan Rabinowitz virtually unable to communicate and to prefer animals to people. Now a conservationist of tigers and jaguars, an explorer of the world's last wild places, he has extraordinary insight into both animals and the human condition.
This here is one of those dreaded cuts we had to make. And it was nearly 10 minutes of quality storytelling about a debilitating stutter and the comfort of animals. But we opened up the unedited interview and excerpted this segment for all ears to listen via this beautiful thing called the In-ter-net.