SHARK asks Bucks County SPCA and Women’s Humane Society to stand up against Philadelphia Gun Club pigeon shoots––as WHS founder did

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  April 2013:

PHILADELPHIA––Five years into an ongoing campaign to stop pigeon shoots held at the Philadelphia Gun Club for at least 125 years,  Showing Animals Respect & Kindness founder Steve Hindi on March 26,  2013 made public his frustration with 101 years of inaction against the gun club by the Bucks County SPCA, founded in 1912,  and 97 years of inaction by the Women’s Humane Society,  following the 1916 death of founder Carolyn Earle White. Read more

PETA apologizes to Iditarod musher for alleging that she was negligent

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  April 2013:

ANCHORAGE––Rarely apologetic about campaign statements and tactics,  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals apologized on April 8,  2013 to Fairbanks musher Paige Drobny for alleging in web postings and media statements that one of her dogs died during the Iditarod trail race due to her negligence.   Read more

Suzanne Saueressig, DVM, worked 55 years for the Humane Society of Missouri

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2013:

Suzanne Saueressig, DVM, 89, died on February 8, 2013 in
Richmond Heights, Missouri. Born in Nuremberg, Germany, Saueressig
“grew up with cats and dogs,” remembered St. Louis Post-Dispatch
reporter Michael Sorkin. “One day a cat went missing. Suzanne,
then 10, suspected the family’s maid, who hated cats. Suzanne
caught a collection of mice and put them in the maid’s drawer. After
that, the cat returned. Saueressig’s great-grandfather founded a
construction business and behind it built the family home. Suzanne, the
eldest of four siblings, was educated at a Catholic cloister. She
rebelled at having to wear a school uniform. At 17, she attended one
session of a typing school. That evening, the Allies bombed the school.

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Big Cat Rescue wins $953,000 judgement against traveling exhibitor

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  March 2013:

TAMPA,  Fla––U.S. District Court Judge Mary Stenson Scriven on February 8,  2013 ruled that Oklahoma wildlife exhibitor Joe Schreibvogel,  doing business as Entertainment Group.  Inc. and G.W. Exotic Memorial Animal Foundation, has since 2010 infringed on copyrights and trademarks belonging to Big Cat Rescue,  of Tampa,  Florida,  by using photos belonging to Big Cat Rescue and a logo similar to that of Big Cat Rescue to promote his shows under the name “Big Cat Rescue Entertainment.”  Scriven at the same time dismissed counterclaims filed by Schreibvogel.  Scriven awarded Big Cat Rescue damages of $653,000 plus $300,000 for legal expenses.       Read more

Ousted In Defense of Animals executive director takes dossier to state attorney general’s office

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  March 2013:

Ousted In Defense of Animals executive director takes dossier to state attorney general’s office

SAN RAFAEL,  California––Four executive directors and founder Elliot Katz have left the top management position at In Defense of Animals since 2009.  Joe Haptas, the IDA executive director since July 2012,  was suspended by the board on February 9,  2013,  and responded on February 12,  2013 by demanding the resignations by 6:00 p.m. of the entire board of directors––Natalie Kaminki,  attorney Michael Yadegari,  and Marilyn Kroplick,   the child and geriatric psychiatrist who has served as board president since November 2011. Read more

1,000 dolphins massacred in Solomon Islands doublecross

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  March 2013:

HONIARA,  Solomon Islands;  BERKELEY,  Calif.––Dolphin hunters in the Solomon Islands,  dolphin broker Christopher Porter, and some far-right U.S. news media are blaming the Earth Island Institute Marine Mammal Project for the massacre of more than 1,000 dolphins in December 2012 and January 2013.   Read more

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