I refer to the Advertisement which appeared recently in the National Press about Meryl Harrison.
MERYL HARRISON is employed by Veterinarians for Animal Welfare Zimbabwe (VAWZ) as our
Chief Animal Welfare Inspector.
She has never represented herself as working for any other organization, since she returned to
Zimbabwe in 2009.
Due to unrelenting negative pressure on Meryl Harrison, since her return to this country, which has
undermined her stature and activities as an Inspector for VAWZ, plus the considerable toll it has
taken on her health, she will be going to live in the UK at the end of September.
Her vast experience and dedication to the furtherance of animal welfare in Zimbabwe will now be lost
to us forever. We take this opportunity of expressing our sincere gratitude for her devoted work for
animal welfare in Zimbabwe over many years.
VAWZ will continue its activities, especially towards its stated goal of improving the knowledge and
practice of animal welfare within the general population of Zimbabwe.
VAWZ will also continue to engage with the ZNSPCA to ensure that apparent divisions in the animal
welfare fraternity do not negate this essential work.
Dr Chris Foggin, Chairman of VAWZ 4th July, 2012