Awards & honors
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, January/February 2000:
Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, who said “Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet,” was on December 26 named “person of the 20th century” by Time magazine.
The first-ever Red Cross Award for animal rescue, sponsored by the Wells Fargo Foundation, was recently given to the Pasado’s Safe Haven sanctuary in Sultan, Washington, for calling public attention to the abandonment of thousands of chickens at the financially distressed Amberson Egg Farm in Lake Stevens, Washington, last summer.
Sheila Siddle, cofounder of the Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage in South Africa, on November 20 honored Kenyan wildlife photographer Karl Amman with the first-ever Chimfunshi Pal Award for his exposes of the traffic in wild primates as meat. One of those exposes appeared in the March 1996 edition of ANIMAL PEOPLE.
Primatologist Jane Goodall recently received the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ 1999 International Peace Prize.
Rose Lernberg, legislative chair for the Contra Costa Humane Society, which she helped found circa 1974, was named 1999 Humanitarian of the Year by the California State Humane Association.
Continuing a commitment to fight pet overpopulation, the Cat Fanciers Association International Cat Show recently held in Kansas City selected a neutered red Persian tom as the “World’s most beautiful pedigreed feline.” The winner lives with Kris Vanderbeek of Charlevoix, Michigan.
Coalition of Louisiana Animal Advocates founder Holly Reynolds, who earlier founded the St. Tamany Humane Society and Capitoll Area Animal Welfare Society, recently presented the first COLAA award for humane excellence to Paul D. Cory o f River Ridge. COLAA named the award in Reynolds’ honor