From ANIMAL PEOPLE, Jan/Feb 1998:
ANIMAL PEOPLE photographer
Robert L. Harrison ( right ), of East
Meadow, New York, won certificates of
appreciation from the Town of Hempstead
and Nassau County for “The Silver Swan,”
featured in the 1998 Town of Hempstead calendar.
Harrison also won first, second, and
third prizes for wildlife and nature photos at
the recent New England Woodcarving &
Brewster Bartlett, coordinator of
the Dr. Splatt roadkill research project,
recently received a Chevron Award for excellence
in producing a science and technology
classroom exercise. Bartlett, a science
teacher at Pinkerton Academy in Derry,
New Hampshire, involves middle school students
at more than 100 schools around the
U.S. in the annual spring Dr. Splatt census.
He welcomes inquiries from potential participants
The Best Friends Animal
S a n c t u a r y honored the Wasatch Humane
S o c i e t y, of Bountiful, Utah, as the state’s
Animal Organization of the Year.
The Progressive Animal Welfare
Society, of Lynnwood, Washington, named
Makah tribe elder Alberta Thompson, 73,
Humanitarian of the Year for her public
stance against the Makah bid to resume whaling
after a 90-year hiatus. She was also honored
as Clallum County Citizen of the Year.
Kit Jenkins, animal behavior manager
for the Denver Dumb Friends League,
won the 1997 Elizabeth Lewyt Humane
Recognition prize for innovation in hands-on
humane work, for efforts to reduce stress
among shelter animals.
Firefighters Stuart Bain and
Arshaad Fester, of Ottery, South Africa,
recently won the South African National
Council of SPCAs merit award for their
efforts to save a horse named Tessa, who fell
down a well in the town of Philippi. Bain
and Fester descended into the well on ropes,
beneath Tessa, to get a sling around her.
The Culture & Animals Founda
t i o n, headed by philosopher Tom Regan,
posthumously honored animal rights activist
and filmmaker Ron Scott as Outstanding
Activist of 1997. Scott, director of the Two
Mauds Inc. foundation and cofounder with
the late Dallas Pratt of Argus Archives,
died July 16 at home in Garrison, New York.