AR-News: (Australia) RSPCA chief takes helm at world body

Animalara2003 at Animalara2003 at
Tue Dec 9 00:14:46 EST 2003

Posted: Tue, 9 Dec 2003 15:19 AEDT

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has appointed an 
Australian to the role of president.

The RSPCA's national president, Hugh Wirth, will take up the post next year.

Established in 1981, WSPA uses its $US20 million budget to lobby on animal 
welfare issues in nations such as China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea.

Mr Wirth will retain his position as head of Australia's RSPCA, which is 
based in Melbourne.

"As custodians of the planet it is our responsibility to deal with all 
species with kindness, love, and compassion. That these animals suffer through human 
cruelty is beyond understanding. Please help to stop this madness."
-- Richard Gere
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