Obits: Angela Cope, 97, senior RSPCA volunteer

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  October 2013: (Actually published on November 20,  2013.) Angela Cope,  97,  died in London on October 28,  2013.  “She was a lifelong animal welfarist of the practical rather than the sentimental type,”  former Royal SPCA director general Peter Davies told ANIMAL PEOPLE,  recalling that one of her projects was organizing a working […]

Ohio activist kills herself plus 31 dogs

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE, October 2013: (Actually published on November 20, 2013.) Sandra Lertzman,  62,  was found dead with 31 dogs on November 8,  2013 in a running car in the garage of her home in Moreland Hills,  Ohio,  six days after she was last seen.  Said to have been involved in animal rescue for 45 […]

Killing of cow protection activist ignites riots

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  September 2013: (Actually published on October 8,  2013) Vikrant Singh Yadav,  25,  a bank clerk in Khwaspur village,  Haryana state,  India,  was killed on August 25,  2013 while chasing a truck believed to be driven by cattle rustlers who were taking cows to be illegally slaughtered. Police and the local cow protection […]

OBITUARIES (Sept. 2013)

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  September 2013: (Actually published on October 8,  2013) Obituaries “I come to bury Caesar,  not to praise him. The evil men do lives after them. The good is oft interred with their bones.” –William Shakespeare ••• Donald Low warned of antibiotic misuse by agribusiness Donald Low, M.D., 68, died of a brain […]

Vet John Holt spoke against live exports

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  September 2013: (Actually published on October 8,  2013) OBITS John Holt,  82,  founder of the Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association,  founding editor of the Australian Veterinary Practitioner journal,  and a past president of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association,  died on June 24,  2013 in Mount Wilson,  Australia.  

Guy Bilyeu, dancer, activist, executive director

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  September 2013: (Actually published on October 8,  2013) Guy Bilyeu,  54,  died on September 14,  2013 in Chatanooga,  Tennessee,  a week after suffering a heart attack while bicycling.  

Royal Canin agrees to help Vier Pfoten rescue bears used in baiting

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  September 2013: (Actually published on October 8,  2013) VIENNA––The Austrian-based international animal welfare charity Vier Pfoten (Four Paws in the U.S.) is expanding its constellation of bear sanctuaries to accommodate 15 to 20 bears who have been used in bear-baiting competitions in Ukraine.  

Sea turtle egg poachers charged with killing Costa Rican conservationist

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  September 2013: (Actually published on October 8,  2013) LIMON,  Costa Rica––Nine alleged sea turtle egg poachers and drug smugglers are facing charges in connection with the killing of marine biologist Jairo Sandoval Mora,  26,  and the sexual assault of at least two of the four women who accompanied him on a patrol […]

Editorial feature: Successful neuter/return must recognize reality

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  September 2013: (Actually published on October 8,  2013) By Kim Bartlett and Merritt Clifton Playing at Parcul Tei in central Bucharest,  Romania,  four-year-old Ionut Anghel and his six-year-old brother on September 2,  2013 wandered briefly out of sight of their grandmother,  through a hole in the park fence,  into a large vacant […]

Abolishing wildlife captivity gains momentum in Latin America

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  September 2013: (Actually published on October 8,  2013) SAN JOSE,  Costa Rica––An appeal to an administrative law court filed by the zoo management foundation Fundazoo is the last hope the 97-year-old Simón Bolívar Zoo in San José and the Santa Ana conservation center have to remain open past 2014.