Woofs & growls
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, September 1995:
The American Humane Assoc-
iation on July 19 announced the appointment
of Ed Sayres as head of the AHA Animal
Protection Division, and Patricia Olson,
DVM, to direct a new subdivision,
Veterinary Medical Affairs and Studies.
Sayres formerly was president of S t .
Hubert’s Giralda, a shelter based in
Madison, New Jersey, which he joined as
director of humane education in 1974. He is
also on the board of the Delta Society a n d
Society of Animal Welfare Administrators.
Olson is on the faculty of the University of
Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine.
* William W. Howard, CEO since 1989,
has been named interim president of the
National Wildlife Federation, succeeding
Jay D. Hair, who resigned his $257,000-a-
year post in July amid a dispute with the
board over deficits totaling about $800,000
over the past two years. The NWF is a
national umbrella for 49 state hunting associa-
tions. * Longtime World Society for the
Protection of Animals representative W i m
de Kok quit at the end of July, declining to
state a reason or mention future plans.
Beneath a headline reading,
“Wienerschnitzel goes vegetarian,” the
newly published Farm Sanctuary 1994
Annual Report c l a i m s that due to lobbying
by Farm Sanctuary executive director Gene
Bauston, Der Wienerschnitzel announced it
would test market a vegetarian hot dog in
southern California. Called for details, Der
Wienerschnitzel research and development
chief Tim Ellis told ANIMAL PEOPLE that
the firm actually r e j e c t e d test marketing a
vegetarian hot dog more than a year before
because of the difficulty of keeping veggie
dogs strictly separate from meat dogs.
The Florida Animal Control
Associationhas issued a warning about bogus
“Humane Society Lucky Dog Raffles,” pro-
moted by one William Stanley of the Premier
Management Group, using the names of actu-
al humane societies without their consent.
Lambda Humane, founded by
Freinds of Animals staffer Bill Dollinger, “is
a new national organization of gay men, les-
bians, bisexual and transgender individuals,
working on gay rodeo, AIDS-related animal
research,” and other issues involving animals
and gay people: POB 2956, Washington,
DC 20013; 202-728-3830.
Animal Rights America, “a
nationwide federation of grassroots animal
rights organizations and individual activists,”
has formed at POB 469, Caldwell, NJ
07006; 201-228-7632. The 14-member
board includes four married couples: Tom
and Nancy Regan, Gary Francione and Anna
Charlton, Ben and Anne Crimaudo, and
James Corrigan and Elizabeth Colville. Also
on the board are Larry Carter, Stu Chaifetz,
Johnny Fernandez, Angie Metler, Janine
Motta, and Shelton Walden.
The Animal Law Section of the
State Bar of Michigan welcomes membership
inquiries c/o Beatrice Freidlander, Animal
Law Organizing Chair, State Bar of
Michigan, 306 Townsend, Lansing, MI
48933. Michigan animal protection lawyers
are also represented by Attorneys for
Animals, 320 N. Mulberry, Marshall, MI
Animal Amnesty folds
Animal Amnesty, a multilingual
fashion-oriented media project and maga-
zine based in Milan, Italy, has disbanded
after six years due to insolvency, writes
founder Enzo Dal Verme.