Awards, honors, and appointments

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, July/August 1998:

San Francisco SPCA president
Richard Avanzino on April 15 received the
first-ever ALPO Humane Achievement
Award, presented by Friskies PetCare
Company, Inc.
Peter Singer, author of Animal
Liberation, is relocating in August from
Australia to Princeton University, where he
is to become DeCamp Professor of Bioethics
at the Princeton Centre for Human Values.
Sangeeta Kumar, formerly outreach
director for the Toronto Vegetarian
Society, has relocated to San Diego, where
she has founded a new organization,
Compassion In Action, initially sponsored
by philanthropist Kanwar Jain.

Eugene Moll, formerly professor of
natural and rural system management at the
University of Queensland in Australia, has
been named director of the newly formed
Southern Africa Wildlife College, founded
to train African wildlife managers. Moll,
author of the field guide Trees of Natal, previously
headed the department of botany at the
University of Cape Town.
The children’s TV program
Animal Planet has become co-sponsor of the
new American Humane Association a n i m a l
rescue van. Van operations are coordinated by
Ben Drotar, a new addition to the AHA staff.
Nick Gilman continues to direct the AHA
Emergency Animal Relief program.

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