WOOFS AND GROWLS

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, October 1994:

Dr. Bill Frist, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Tennessee, recalled
in his 1989 autobiography Transplant that as a medical student he routinely adopted animals
from Boston-area shelters for use in experiments. “It was, of course, a heinous and dishon-
est thing to do,” he wrote, “and I was totally schizoid about the entire matter. By day I was
little Billy Frist, the boy who lived on Bowling Avenue in Nashville and had decided to
become a doctor because of his gentle father and a dog named Scratchy. By night, I was
Dr. William Harrison Frist, future Cardiothoracic surgeon, who was not going to let a few
sentiments about cute, furry creatures stand in the way of his career.”

The Albert Schweitzer Center has closed its museum, library, and education-
al center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, “in order to preserve its financial integrity,”
president Edward Bulkeley recently told members. “There is no debt,” he said, “but we
have been operating at a deficit these past few years and have used all our reserves.”
Mary Jo McClain––whose vegan wedding cake recently made society page
headlines––has succeeded Joe Taksel as coordinator of Mobilization for Animals
Pennsylvania Inc. The organization office has been moved from Pittsburgh to POB 688,
Harrisburg, PA 17108; telephone 717-780-1531. Taksel left to take a job out of state..
Sharon Jackson, ousted last year from the Colorado Horse Rescue Network
she helped found because of ongoing conflicts with the board and staff, has formed a new
organization, Colorado Equine Crisis Intervention Foundation, to “provide support to the
horse owner in trouble before the animal becomes neglected.” The idea is to help people
whose ability to care for their horses is abruptly diminished by job loss, accident, or sudden
illness. CECI may be reached at POB 282, Parker, CO 80134; 303-841-4778.
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