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‘Housewife’ Joanna Krupa has Cat Fight with Sandy for Hurricane Pets
By Jordan Schaul | National Geographic | November 1, 2012
Hurricane Sandy interrupted my regular Q & A blog where celebrity animal activists, the Barbi Twins, interview their celebrity friends, which was going to be Joanna Krupa, the ‘hot’ Miami housewife. Instead, Joanna contacted the Barbi Twins since she was stuck in NY because of Hurricane Sandy, and asked how she could help hands-on with Hurricane Sandy’s...November 1, 2012
Hurricane Sandy interrupted my regular Q & A blog where celebrity animal activists, the Barbi Twins, interview their celebrity friends, which was going to be Joanna Krupa, the ‘hot’ Miami housewife. Instead, Joanna contacted the Barbi Twins since she was stuck in NY because of Hurricane Sandy, and asked how she could help hands-on with Hurricane Sandy’s pet victims.
According to the Twins, who have become known for their animal activism more than their own celebrity, Joanna Krupa really walks the talk when it comes to animal rescue and they really endorse her work.
She started helping Hurricane Sandy pet victims by first promoting the Barbi Twins Pet Disaster Helpline, which helped the lost and found Sandy pets.” Joanna Krupa contacted Sia Barbi, when stuck in NY, and asked what animal organization she could help. The Barbi Twins connected her with Best Friends Animal Society since the Twins worked with Best Friends during Katrina and were aware that the organization was one of the heroes of Katrina and other disasters.
Joanna first met the Twins when she contacted them to start a petition to stop the sales of the Kardashian fur line, which Joanna successfully shut down. In return, Joanna helped the Barbi Twins with their own anti-fur campaign. Joanna assisted the Barbi Twins with the successful ban of the Atlantic City horse diving. She also helped the Barbi Twins support Sea Shepherd in their efforts.
Joanna Krupa, not only famous for Miami Housewives but was also a top contestant from Dancing with the Stars and a huge Peta celebrity spokeswoman. According to the Twins, Krupa is one of the few stars that helps animals hands-on and helps small organizations like the Mia Foundation, a charity for animals born with birth defects. Sia Barbi says “Joanna is the real deal because she has that maternal instinct for innocent animals as she does with her sister Marta. Joanna is like a mama bear protecting her cubs: She fights hard for the innocent that have no voice.”
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Jordan Carlton SchaulWith training in wildlife ecology, conservation medicine, and comparative psychology, Dr. Schaul's contributions to Nat Geo Voices have covered a range of environmental and social topics. He draws particular attention to the plight of imperiled species highlighting issues at the juncture or nexus of sorta situ wildlife conservation and applied animal welfare. Sorta situ conservation practices are comprised of scientific management and stewardship of animal populations ex situ (in captivity / 'in human care') and in situ (free-ranging / 'in nature'). He also has a background in behavior management and training of companion animals and captive wildlife, as well as conservation marketing and digital publicity. Jordan has shared interviews with colleagues and public figures, as well as editorial news content. In addition, he has posted narratives describing his own work, which include the following examples: • Restoration of wood bison to the Interior of Alaska while (As Animal Curator at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and courtesy professor at the University of Alaska) • Rehabilitation of orphaned sloth bears exploited for tourists in South Asia (As executive consultant 'in-residence' at the Agra Bear Rescue Center managed by Wildlife SOS) • Censusing small wild cat (e.g. ocelot and margay) populations in the montane cloud forests of Costa Rica for popular publications with 'The Cat Whisperer' Mieshelle Nagelschneider • Evaluating the impact of ecotourism on marine mammal population stability and welfare off the coast of Mexico's Sea of Cortez (With Boston University's marine science program) Jordan was a director on boards of non-profit wildlife conservation organizations serving nations in Africa, North and South America and Southeast Asia. He is also a consultant to a human-wildlife conflict mitigation organization in the Pacific Northwest. Following animal curatorships in Alaska and California, he served as a charter board member of a zoo advocacy and outreach organization and later as its executive director. Jordan was a member of the Communication and Education Commission of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (CEC-IUCN) and the Bear Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (BSG-SSC-IUCN). He has served on the advisory council of the National Wildlife Humane Society and in service to the Bear Taxon Advisory Group of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA Bear TAG). In addition, he was an ex officio member of the council of the International Association for Bear Research and Management.