Animal rights campaigner Joan Papayanni has died
Summary of story from The Sydney Morning Herald, November 17, 2011
Joan Papayanni, a lifelong campaigner for animals, in particular companion animals, in Sydney, Australia, has died.
She was involved with the World League for the Protection of Animals for a long time, and is credited with rescuing the flailing oragnisation along with Katherine Rogers and Dode Ford.
She became its president in 1984 and remained in the post until 2006.
She was also president of the Animal Societies Federation for 15 years, and a representative on the Ministerial Animal Welfare Advisory Council.
Papayanni was pivotal in the fight to stop face-branding of animals and to ban steel-jaw traps. She also campaigned against the use of poison and against fur and hunting.
She is remembered as being fearless, and was known to knock on the doors of animal abusers to tell them to stop.