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WSPA has received the sad news that Princess Elizabeth de Croy, a true advocate for animals, died on 18 May 2009.
Princess Elizabeth worked tirelessly for animals all around the world for more than 40 years, seeking to stop cruelty and advance animal welfare legislation.
A WSPA Advisory Director and great asset to us for over 25 years, Princess Elizabeth travelled across Europe and Asia with WSPA, successfully lobbying governments to introduce legal protection for animals and saving future generations from pain and suffering.
She also found time to be an ambassador for WSPA member societies the Humane Society International and Naturewatch UK, and founded her own member society: animal shelter Refuge de Thiernay.
This shelter has done inspirational work in caring for neglected and abused animals in France and will be a suitable legacy for a life dedicated to animal protection.
Princess Elizabeth was a real force for good. Her dedication to animal protection and her commitment to WSPA was outstanding, and she will be sadly missed by everyone she worked with, all over the world.