Woofs and growls

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 1994:

Who gets the money?
Animal and habitat protection
groups currently failing to meet the National
Charities Information Bureau’s wise giving
standards include the Cousteau Society, the
National Anti-Vivisection Society, the
National Humane Education Society and
PETA. The Cousteau Society and NAVS
flunked on criteria designed to prevent nepo-
tism and material conflicts of interest among
board members and administrators; the
Cousteau Society also flunked for excessive
fundraising expense; NHES flunked for lack
of accountability and excessive fundraising
expense; and PETA flunked for having only
three board members instead of the requisite
five. Additionally, the NCIB questions
whether Humane Society of the U.S. fundrais-
ing costs are reasonable relative to income.

The state of Florida has sold
350,000 special vehicle licenses depicting
highly endangered manatatees snd Florida pan-
thers since 1990, raising $14.3 million for
non-game species wildlife conservation.
However, only $6.1 million has been spent so
far––and of the $3.1 million collected by the
Florida Game and Fresh Water Commmission,
only $600,000 was spent on panther research
and protection during the whole of 1992 and
probably several other years as well.
“The Committee to Abolish Sport
Hunting is once more operational,” accord-
ing to president Anne Muller. CASH has been
in hiatus since the death of founder Luke
Dommer in mid-1992, due to a lawsuit among
board members over the succession. “Having
won the court case and the membership elec-
tion,” Muller said, “I look forward to renew-
ing and expanding CASH as part of a vital
force to uplift the world’s consciousness and
behavior.” CASH may be reached at POB 44,
Tomkins Cove, NY 10986; telephone 914-
429-8733; fax 914-429-1545.
Jack Jones, who shut down more
than 250 puppy mills in two years as chief
kennel inspector for the Kansas Animal Health
Department, has retired, due to frustration, he
said, with “political interference.” Jones for-
merly was animal control director for Kansas
City, Kansas.
Lisa Finlay has been appointed
first director of Feminists for Animal
Rights, and will soon open FAR’s first office
in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Founded five
years ago by Marti Kheel, FAR has been
administrated from president Batya Bauman’s
New York City apartment. (The FAR address
is POB 694, Cathedral Station, NY 10025.)
Ken White, San Francisco
Department of Animal Care and Control
deputy director 1989-1993, is new vice presi-
dent for companion animals and field services
director for the Humane Society of the U.S.,
replacing Marc Paulhus, who filled the job for
a year after the death of Phyllis Wright.
Wise-use wiseguys
French commando Major Alain
Mafart, 44, who led the team that blew up
the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior in July
1985, is scheduled for promotion to the rank
of lieutenant colonel. The blast in the harbor at
Auckland, New Zealand, killed Greenpeace
photographer Fernando Perrera. Captured soon
afterward, Mafart was sentenced to serve 10
years in prison, but was released for diplomat-
ic considerations in 1987.
Pennsylvanians for the
Responsible Use of Animals and an affiliate,
Students for the Responsible Use of Animals,
debuted at the mid-January state farm show. A
coalition of 17 animal use groups, including
vealers and hunters, PRUA lists the
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture as one
of its advisory members.
The Ohio Association of Animal
Owners, formed to fight “radical animal rights
groups,” hosted its fourth annual fundraising
wild game feast on February 19.
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