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And now we briefly examine the environment which spawned these unlikely candidates selected by Professor Peter Singer to espouse, on behalf of his Federation, the case for laboratory animals in Australia
Richard Ryder and the RSPCA
Time Out, 23 May 1985, revealed, to the embarrassment of the RSPCA, (which that very week, with Richard Ryder as chairman of the RSPCA's Animal Experimentation Advisory Committee, announced details of the new White Paper on the Scientific Procedures Act brought about with the enthusiastic assistance of that Society's Scientific Officer, Judith Hampson, who we have learned helped frame the legislation) that the RSPCA had an excess of eight million pounds sterling in public donations and legacies - with massive investments in vivisection laboratories:
The RSPCA was reported to have undisclosed investments in a string of South African gold-mines and in the controversial British-based giant Rio Tinto Inc.. But worse was to come for it was also revealed that the RSPCA Animal Experimentation Committee, of which few have learned Richard Ryder was Chairman, consisted of:
(The above information was in Mobilise! No. 15 of July 1986.)
Donald Barnes and the U.S. National Anti-Vivisection Society
Mobilise! 15 also revealed details of the hundreds of millions of dollars invested by the U.S. animal rights groups in firms practising vivisection, and the high salaries of their various Directors. We examine briefly the organisation which employed Donald Barnes:
The Managing Director of the U.S. National Anti-Vivisection Society (as revealed by Mobilization For Animals, PO Box 1679, Columbus, Ohio, USA ) was the highest paid of all the heads of anti-vivisection groups in America. In 1983 Managing Director George Trapp had a salary of $US66,644 per year. Made head of the Washington NAVS office, Donald Barnes was employed at an undisclosed salary.
In 1983 the U.S. National Anti-Vivisection Society, based in Chicago, had a balance of $US2,394,408 with incomings of $US2,675,071 and "excess profit" of $US1,153,849 for that year.
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