Fire hits Arapawa feral goat rescuer

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, May 1999:

“In early March,” according to
the March 1999 edition of the New Zealand
Anti-Vivisection Society newsletter
Mobilize, “NZ/AVS life member Betty
Rowe lost her house and all her possessions
in a fire. Betty lives with her husband on
Arapawa Island in the Marlborough
Sounds,” between the two major islands of
New Zealand, “and founded the Arapawa
Wildlife Sanctuary approximately 20 years
ago,” after organizing the first New Zealand
animal rights conference in 1978.
“The wildlife sanctuary is one half
of Arapawa Island,” Mobilize continued .
“About 200 Arapawa Island goats live there,
along with other rescued animals. Betty
became involved in animal protection when
the government tried to kill all the goats on
the island. Betty and her husband were left
with only the clothes they were wearing. It
is unclear if they will be able to stay on the
island.”
Betty Rowe may be addressed c/o
Arapawa Wildlife Sanctuary, Private Bag,
Picton 412, New Zealand.

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