Humane Society: More animal rescue workers needed

By: AP
By: AP

BELLE CHASSE, La. -- The president of the Humane Society of the United States says efforts to find and rescue birds and other animals endangered by the oil spill are inadequate.

Wayne Pacelle (puh-SEL-ee), president and chief executive of the animal advocate group, says a seven-member panel of experts said the rescue is being slowed by bureaucracy. Pacelle, at a news conference in Belle Chasse on Monday, said there needs to be hundreds more people going to the oil-affected areas seeking oiled creatures.

He says those working on it are doing their best but the effort is not "pro-active."

He says "trained workers need to be identifying and getting the oiled animals and birds so it isn't left to chance."

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
8195 Front Beach Road Panama City Beach, FL 32407 Station: 850-234-7777 News: 850-230-5221 Fax: 850-233-6647
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 96987139 -
Gray Television, Inc.