Hirings and firings

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 1993:

The World-Wide Fund for Nature, known in
the U.S. as the World Wildlife Fund, announced January
22 that Prince Philip of Britain would remain president
until 1996. Philip, whose term was to end in 1994, was
president of the British branch from its founding in 1961
until 1981, when he took his present post. An avid partic-
ipant in blood sports, Philip has led WWF in frequent
alignment with trophy hunters and wildlife traffickers,
opposing most other animal and habitat protection groups.

Cutting program costs and consolidating
authority, the National Anti-Vivisection Society has
closed its Washington D.C. office; former Washington
D.C. director Donald Barnes now works for NAVS from
his home in San Antonio, Texas. NAVS also dismissed
Michael Bello, who had headed the International Fund for
Ethical Research, a subsidiary group. Bello was replaced
by NAVS board member John Hughes, who sold the
Knights of Columbus newspaper he had been publishing
but brought along the editor, Tom Joyce, to become the
new NAVS deputy director. Joyce replaces Reed
Millsaps, who quit in protest over financial practices last
August. Donations to NAVS fell last year, after ANI-
MAL PEOPLE editor Merritt Clifton published a series
of exposes based on documents provided by current and
former NAVS staffers. The exposes revealed that presi-
dent Mary Margaret Cunniff and her husband Kenneth
together draw $172,000 a year in salary and benefits,
drive a luxury van provided by NAVS, and enjoy other
costly perquisites, while at least four of their relatives are
paid to serve on the eight-member board of directors.
More relatives are on the payroll. Kenneth Cunniff main-
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