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."


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