Date: January 21, 2007 10:24:32 AM PST (CA)
Subject: Outrageous statistics of our movement's corruption
In every December issue of the Animal People magazine is a section titled The Watch Dog, which tabulates over 150 "animal protection charities" in terms of their annual donation revenue, budget, overhead, net assets and the salaries of their top executives, among other things.
Some of these figures are OUTRAGEOUS!
Here are some examples:
Salaries of the executives paid more than US$340,000/annum (2005):
Steve Sanderson, Pres, Wildlife Conservation Society - $750,000 (no mistake)
Joseph Keenan, Nature Conservancy - $480,000
Frederick Krupp, Pres, Environmental Defense - $408,000
Larry Hawk, Pres, MSPCA - $403,000
Steven McCormick, CEO, Nature Conservancy - $395,000
Peter Seligmann, CEO, Conservation International - $391,000
John Stevenson, Pres, North Shore Animal League - $390,000
Darryl Vamado, Human Resources, Nature Conservancy - $386,000
Russell Mittermeier, Pres, Conservation Intl - $377,000
Kathryne Fuller, Pres, World Wildlife Fund - $372,000
Lawrence Amon, Former Pres, National Wildlife Federation - $365,000
David Cleary, Amazon, Nature Conservancy - $362,000
Ed Sayres, Pres, ASPCA - $348,000
John Flicker, Pres, National Audubon Society - $343,000
Note that some of the organizations are pro-hunting, disguised as "conservation", to which thousands of anti-hunting but unsuspecting people donate their hard-earned dollars.
Wildlife Conservation Society brought in $137,365,590 in donations in 2005
Nature Conservancy brought in (would you believe) $787,940,268 (i.e. $788 MILLION) in donations in 2005
The Wildlife Conservation Society paid 415 salaries in excess of $50,000, including 13 in excess of $150,000
The Nature Conservancy paid (would you believe) 1,073 salaries >$50,000. incl. 9 >$200,000
Environmental Defence paid 132 salaries >$50,000, incl. at least 12 >$100,000
The SPCA paid 108 salaries >$50,000, incl. 12 >$150,000
Conservation Intl paid 214 salaries >50,000, incl. 14 >$150,000
The World Wildlife Fund paid 207 salaries >$50,000, incl. 6 >$200,000
The National Wildlife Federation paid 181 salaries >$50,000, incl. at least 9 >100,000
The National Audubon Society paid 214 salaries >$50,000, incl. at least 13 >$136,000
The Conservation Fund paid 39 salaries >$50,000, incl. at least 16 >$100,000
Defenders of Wildlife paid 42 salaries >$50,000, incl. at least 5 >$100,000
The salaries paid by the Nature Conservancy alone totaled at least $50 MILLION, more like $70-$100 MILLION.
These funds were donated to the animals and the environment, NOT to these executives' yachts! Need I say more except to reiterate that unless we clean up our act, i.e. eradicate our corruption, we will never win, and the animals will always suffer.
Anthonty Marr, founder
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)