ORGANIZATIONS & ISSUES

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, May 1997:

The daily electronic news bulletin
GREENlines, founded as ESA Today, on March 31
announced the departure of lead author Jim Jontz after
nearly 500 editions to become executive director of the
Western Ancient Forest Campaign. Roger
Featherstone remains GREENlines editor and webmaster,
assisted by former Northwest Ecosystem
Alliance staffer Eric Wingerter and outreach coordinator
Megan Delany. GREENlines is a project of the
Grassroots Environmental Effectiveness Network,
a division of Defenders of Wildlife.
The Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting,
founded as a branch of Friends of Animals and then
taken independent in 1975 by the late Luke Dommer,
has again been absorbed by another group, this time
Wildlife Watch Inc., also incorporating the Coalition
to Prevent the Destruction of Canada Geese. All
three are led by Anne and Peter Muller, POB 562,
New Paltz, NY 12561; telephone 914-255-4227; fax
914-256-9113; e-mail >>wildwatch@worldnet.alt.net;
web >>http://www.icu.com/geese/ coalition.html.<<

Former housepainter Brian Werner, 30,
of Houston, is reportedly assembling a registry of
tigers in private hands, called the Tiger Missing Link
F o u n d a t i o n, which already includes about 2,000 of
the 7,000 tigers he estimates are privately owned in the
U.S., and claims to have raised $18,000 so far toward
his goal of establishing a $3 million tiger education
center on 400 acres of donated land in Leon County,
Texas, which would focus on the use of privately
owned tigers to preserve the four tiger subspecies.
Werner is working with the genetic testing company
Therion Corp., of Troy, New York, to determine the
lineage of registered tigers, hoping to identify representatives
of the rarer subspecies who have not been
hybridized and are not already represented in the
American Zoo Association Species Survival Plan
tiger registry, with which Werner has no association.
Details are available at >>http:www.tigerlink.com/<<.
The animal rights-oriented youth magazine
How On Earth!, having lost donated space and
“accumulated some debt,” has ceased publishing a
print edition after 13 issues, will now appear only as a
web site yet to be developed, and has moved to the
headquarters of the newly formed Center for
Compassionate Living at POB 1209, Blue Hill, ME
04614, say editor Amina Chaudhri and coordinator
Sally Clinton.

Recent demonstrations winning favorable
media notice included an April 14 parade through
Vancouver by about 70 members of B e a r W a t c h ,
Greenpeace, the Forest Action Network, Friends
of Clayoquot Sound, and P A T H, who wore bear
suits to protest logging in grizzly bear habitat, and a
17-day sit-in within a laboratory baboon cage by Isacc
M a v u n d l a, age 16, of Cape Town, South Africa,
which ended on April 14. Mavundla was described by
the Cape Town Star as “a volunteer at informal settlement
animal clinics since he was seven.”
Heading a Sangre de Cristo Animal
Protection Inc. campaign against animal use by the
Inhalation Toxicology Research Institute in Santa
Fe, New Mexico since October 1995, L a w r e n c e
Carter Long left on March 31 due to lack of funding,
to take a job with the Humane Society of the U.S.
The Utah Animal Rights Alliance “laid out
an impressive spread of food” for the March 23 Great
American Meatout, reported Rebecca Walsh of the
Salt Lake Tribune, “but only a handful of people
showed up to eat it.” The vegetarian picnic was
offered in Salt Lake City 12 days after five pipe bombs
claimed by the Animal Liberation Front destroyed an
office and four trucks at the Utah Fur Breeders
Agricultural Collective feed depot in Sandy, Utah.
“The violent acts are such a turnoff,” UARA board
member Larayn Halton told Walsh.
Winners of this year’s $75,000 Goldman
Environmental Prize were Terri Swearingen, an
Ohio nurse who has stopped construction of numerous
toxic waste incinerators; imprisoned former Russian
naval officer Alexander Nikitin, who revealed the
nuclear risk to the Arctic from the dilapidated submarine
fleet of the collapsed Soviet Union; Indonesian
rainforest advocate Loir Botor Dingit, paramount
chief of the Bentian Tribal Council; Juan Pablo
Orrego, of Chile, director of the Group to Save the
Bio Bio, fighting plans to dam one of the world’s last
major wild rivers; Nick Carter, a British-born
Zambian “who took the lead in creating the world’s
first multinational enforcement body to fight the illegal
wildlife trade”; and professor Paul Alan Cox of the
U.S. and Samoan high chief Fuiono Senio, who
“combined efforts to stop logging in a lowland rainforest,
establish a preserve, and build a new school.”
Goldman winners are chosen by an anonymous panel
of experts; outside nominations are not accepted.

 

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