“Had a front-row seat for four decades with this larger-than-life man.” In Defense of Animals founder Elliot Katz passed away on March 24, 2021, at age 86, his former wife told me, survived by their two daughters, a grandchild, and his brother. I had a unique relationship with Elliot. It wasn’t merely that I was […]
In Defense of Animals in turmoil: what is going on?
“Independent investigation” underway SAN RAFAEL, California––“An independent investigation” of allegations issued by at least half a dozen In Defense of Animals staff and former staff and board members against the administration of board president Marilyn Kroplick, “has been approved by IDA’s Board of Directors and is currently being launched,” In Defense of Animals communications […]
“Buffalo Bill” Dyer, 83, led animal rescues from Santa Catalina Island
Career in show biz led to more than 35 years in animal advocacy Bill Dyer, 83, who sought stardom in show business, but made his most enduring mark in animal advocacy, died on July 11, 2017 in Venice, California, his home for most of his life. Born to immigrant parents in San Diego, a short […]