From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2013: Pat Derby, 69, founder of the Performing Animal Welfare Society, died from throat cancer on February 15, 2013 at her home on the ARK 2000 sanctuary she built near San Andreas, California. “Ed Stewart, her partner of 37 years, was by her side,” said the PAWS death announcement.
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2013: New adoption center gives embattled Fresno humane community a point of pride FRESNO, Calif.––Celebrating a rare “good news for animals” event in a city which has had little to celebrate, the Cat House on the Kings and the Petco Foundation on February 15, 2013 together opened a new 1,500-square-foot adoption [...]
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2013: Ousted In Defense of Animals executive director takes dossier to state attorney general’s office SAN RAFAEL, California––Four executive directors and founder Elliot Katz have left the top management position at In Defense of Animals since 2009. Joe Haptas, the IDA executive director since July 2012, was suspended by the board [...]
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2013: Farm animal cruelty convictions lead to “ag-gag” laws rather than reform RALEIGH, N.C., BOISE, Idaho––Former Butterball employees Terry Johnson and Billy McBride were on February 24, 2013 convicted of abusing turkeys at a farm in Shannon, North Carolina, in 2011. “Johnson and McBride join Butterball workers Brian Douglas and Ruben [...]
Suzanne Saueressig, DVM, 89, died on February 8, 2013 in Richmond Heights, Missouri. Born in Nuremberg, Germany, Saueressig “grew up with cats and dogs,” remembered St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Michael Sorkin.
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2013: Australian & Indian Supreme Courts overturn dog laws MELBOURNE, DELHI––The Supreme Courts of Australia and India on January 26 and February 6, 2013, respectively, struck down enforcement of recent appellate court rulings upholding dangerous dog laws.
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2013: Letters Animal rights law pioneer Larry Weiss checks in Here’s what’s happened since I retired in 2003, after 18 years of practicing animal law in California. I remain involved in mentoring young attorneys and giving occasional presentations at law schools and vegan gatherings.
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2013: How to protest against killing contests without promoting them vexes animal defenders MIAMI, Fla., HOLLEY, N.Y., ADIN, Calif., CHICAGO, Ill.––The Python Challenge was pushed by the Florida Wildlife Commission in the name of conservation, albeit without strong scientific support. The Hazzard County Squirrel Slam in Holley, New York, and the [...]
From: Animal People July/August 1998 Dr. Spock’s last kindness NEW YORK––Humane childrearing advocate Benjamin Spock, M.D., left some of his most important advice for last: Photograph of Dr. Spock courtesy NetRadio “We now know that there are harmful effects of a meaty diet,” he stated in the seventh and last edition of Baby And Child Care produced under his direct supervision. [...]
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, January/February 2013: HONG KONG, HANOI, HARARE––The Animals Asia Foundation on January 16, 2013 won a six-month battle against the ordered eviction of the Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre from the edge of Tam Dao National Park, Vietnam––and just three days later won the cancellation of a controversial sale of baby elephants from Zimbabwe [...]