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Animal People, April 2004 Vol. XIII, #3

Care for the Wild

Care for the Wild USA is “no longer affiliated with Care for the Wild International in the United Kingdom. We are now affiliated with the Bill Jordan Wildlife Defense Fund in the U.K.,” Care for the Wild USA spokesperson Rachel Adams wrote to Animal People on March 20.

Jordan founded Care for the Wild International in Britain in 1984, with the head office at his home is Rusper, West Sussex. A longtime wildlife veterinarian, who had worked on every inhabited continent for conservation and animal welfare organizations, Jordan intended for Care for the Wild to pursue conservation from a welfare perspective, meaning that animals should never be hunted, trapped, culled, harassed, captured, or bred for exhibition.

In 1991 Jordan’s daughter Sheena Bliss incorporated Care for the Wild USA to assist in fundraising, with an office in Madison, Wisconsin.

Jordan left Care for the Wild International after a 2002 split that also included the departure of his son Chris Jordan, who had been general manager. Now headed by Barbara Maas, Care for the Wild International relocated to Kingsfold, West Sussex.

In early 2004 Jordan started the Bill Jordan Wildlife Defense Fund from the old Care for the Wild International headquarters.