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October 16, 1998 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cleveland Amory, the Massachusetts Brahmin with the rapier wit who penned several bestsellers and became one of the world's leading advocates for animals, died in his sleep Wednesday night at his New York City home. He was 81. As a humanitarian, Amory founded the Fund for Animals in 1967 and was known to many for his work saving the burros of the Grand Canyon and the goats of California's San Clemente Island.
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October 16, 1998 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cleveland Amory, the Massachusetts Brahmin with the rapier wit who penned several bestsellers and became one of the world's leading advocates for animals, died in his sleep Wednesday night at his New York City home. He was 81. As a humanitarian, Amory founded the Fund for Animals in 1967 and was known to many for his work saving the burros of the Grand Canyon and the goats of California's San Clemente Island.
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NEWS
April 1, 1986
Animal-protection activists picketed the Agriculture Department in Washington to protest a rule that dairy cattle to be slaughtered under a federal subsidy program must be branded on the face. Cleveland Amory, head of the Fund for Animals, marched with about two dozen supporters and called the requirement "the most totally stupid, unnecessary cruelty." Under the program, the government will buy out entire herds to reduce the U.S. milk supply. About 1.
SPORTS
August 17, 1990 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's the year 2000, and things have settled down at the California Department of Fish. All hunting has been banned in the state since the old Department of Fish and Game lost its last case in court in the early 1990s. When Cleveland Amory became the new director, his first move was to strike half of the department's title. His second was to fire all the biologists who advocated killing any wildlife species--furry or feathered--as a management tool. There is no longer any game management.
SPORTS
August 10, 1990
The Fund for Animals, headed by author Cleveland Amory, scored a major victory Thursday when Sacramento Superior Court blocked California's plan for a bow-and-arrow hunting season for bears. That season had been scheduled to open Aug. 18. The organization also will try to halt the bear season for gun hunters. Amory said the Fund for Animals further plans to ask the court to disallow this year's waterfowl hunting season and will try to block all hunting and trapping of fur-bearing animals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1985 | MARK PINSKY, Times Staff Writer
An animal rights organization netted and corraled 60 wild goats on San Clemente Island Friday on the first day of a rescue operation that seeks to bring half the island's goats to the mainland for adoption. The Navy had planned to slaughter the estimated 1,200 to 1,500 goats on the island, which serves as a Navy target range, because they jeopardize the habitats of birds, plants and lizards protected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Act of 1973.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1985 | JOSH GETLIN, Times Staff Writer
Brushing aside naysayers, a spokesman for the Fund for Animals said the group will easily find new homes for the 385 goats it has airlifted from San Clemente Island and offered for adoption. By Sunday night, animal shelters in Los Angeles and San Diego counties reported that 100 of the animals have been adopted since they were brought ashore Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1985 | GORDON GRANT, Times Staff Writer
A helicopter team sponsored by an animal rights organization resumed efforts Friday to rescue several hundred wild goats from San Clemente Island, plucking 12 of them from the rugged terrain before darkness fell. Cleveland Amory, author and head of the Fund for Animals, said that the operation is taking up where it left off in February when 870 of an estimated 1,200 to 1,500 goats were captured and returned to the mainland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1985 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, Times Staff Writer
A total of 125 wild goats targeted for destruction on San Clemente Island have been netted and corraled without injury after the third day of a difficult aerial and ground rescue operation by animal rights activists. "I'm ecstactic," said Cleveland Amory, noted author and head of the international Fund for Animals, which has led the fight against the U.S. Navy's plan to slaughter the goats. "Not in my wildest dreams did I expect 125 goats in the first three days," Amory said.
SPORTS
August 17, 1990 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's the year 2000, and things have settled down at the California Department of Fish. All hunting has been banned in the state since the old Department of Fish and Game lost its last case in court in the early 1990s. When Cleveland Amory became the new director, his first move was to strike half of the department's title. His second was to fire all the biologists who advocated killing any wildlife species--furry or feathered--as a management tool. There is no longer any game management.
SPORTS
August 10, 1990
The Fund for Animals, headed by author Cleveland Amory, scored a major victory Thursday when Sacramento Superior Court blocked California's plan for a bow-and-arrow hunting season for bears. That season had been scheduled to open Aug. 18. The organization also will try to halt the bear season for gun hunters. Amory said the Fund for Animals further plans to ask the court to disallow this year's waterfowl hunting season and will try to block all hunting and trapping of fur-bearing animals.
NEWS
April 1, 1986
Animal-protection activists picketed the Agriculture Department in Washington to protest a rule that dairy cattle to be slaughtered under a federal subsidy program must be branded on the face. Cleveland Amory, head of the Fund for Animals, marched with about two dozen supporters and called the requirement "the most totally stupid, unnecessary cruelty." Under the program, the government will buy out entire herds to reduce the U.S. milk supply. About 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1985 | GORDON GRANT, Times Staff Writer
A helicopter team sponsored by an animal rights organization resumed efforts Friday to rescue several hundred wild goats from San Clemente Island, plucking 12 of them from the rugged terrain before darkness fell. Cleveland Amory, author and head of the Fund for Animals, said that the operation is taking up where it left off in February when 870 of an estimated 1,200 to 1,500 goats were captured and returned to the mainland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1985 | JOSH GETLIN, Times Staff Writer
Brushing aside naysayers, a spokesman for the Fund for Animals said the group will easily find new homes for the 385 goats it has airlifted from San Clemente Island and offered for adoption. By Sunday night, animal shelters in Los Angeles and San Diego counties reported that 100 of the animals have been adopted since they were brought ashore Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1985 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, Times Staff Writer
A total of 125 wild goats targeted for destruction on San Clemente Island have been netted and corraled without injury after the third day of a difficult aerial and ground rescue operation by animal rights activists. "I'm ecstactic," said Cleveland Amory, noted author and head of the international Fund for Animals, which has led the fight against the U.S. Navy's plan to slaughter the goats. "Not in my wildest dreams did I expect 125 goats in the first three days," Amory said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1985 | MARK PINSKY, Times Staff Writer
An animal rights organization netted and corraled 60 wild goats on San Clemente Island Friday on the first day of a rescue operation that seeks to bring half the island's goats to the mainland for adoption. The Navy had planned to slaughter the estimated 1,200 to 1,500 goats on the island, which serves as a Navy target range, because they jeopardize the habitats of birds, plants and lizards protected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Act of 1973.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1985
Goats still running free on San Clemente Island will probably be shot by hunters beginning Thursday, despite an appeal by an animal rights group for extra time to trap them. Cleveland Amory, founder and head of the Fund for Animals, said Saturday that he has been unable to reach Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger to head off the Navy's planned elimination of an estimated 300 to 400 goats still free on the island.
NEWS
October 24, 1986
About 5,800 wild burros have been rescued from Death Valley eight months ahead of a federal plan to start shooting them, a spokeswoman for author Cleveland Amory's Fund for Animals said. Donna Gregory estimated that only 100 to 200 burros remain following a roundup using a helicopter, cowboys and two New Zealand netting experts. The animal group offers the burros for adoption as pets or as companions for horses.
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