Awards & honors

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, November-December 2009:


The Humane Society of the U.S. on October 29, 2009 honored
the Animal Compassion, Advocacy, Respect, & Education Club of
Sweetwater Union High School in National City, California, as 2009
Humane Society Youth Club of the year. The Animal CARE Club has
about 100 members. Among the club projects were sterilizing about
200 dogs for free or at low cost; raising funds for the Baja Animal
Sanctuary in Rosarita, Mexico; and hosting a program to train high
school students as certified veterinary assistants.

The Cove, directed by Louie Psihoyos, featuring the efforts
of Ric O’Barry to end dolphin massacres at Taiji, Japan, was on
December 3, 2009 named “Best Documentary” of the year by the
National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. The Academy of Motion
Picture Arts & Sciences on November 18, 2009 announced that The
Cove was among the 15 documentaries, among 89 nominees, still under
consideration to receive an Oscar at the 82nd Academy Awards
presentation on February 2, 2010.

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