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The fourth international animal rights conference in Luxembourg will take place on September 11th until 14th 2014 at the Kulturfabrik in Esch, Luxembourg. We welcome all animal rights activists and all people who care about animals, the environment, and would like to learn more about animal rights in both theory and practice.
- viewpoints on animal liberation / animal rights
- learning and networking options
- animal rights concert
- animal rights art exhibit
- of course vegan meals
The organizers of the conference are active in the animal rights movement in Luxembourg and other countries in Europe and have participated at various others conferences in Europe and the United States and also organized the international conferences in 2011, 2012, and 2013. The goal of the International Animal Rights Conference 2014 is to provide a truly international platform for people active in the animal rights movement and those interested in learning more about animal rights. The conference should function as a networking platform for animal rights activists, but should also present current animal rights views. One main aspect is also the practical animal rights work.
Join us for a VIP party with Return to Freedom founder, Neda DeMayo, and renowned wild horse Photographer Kimerlee Curyl. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres catered by Village Modern Foods, and a wine pouring by Morse Family Wines, as they launch their new label Horseplay — a label exclusive to Return to Freedom. All proceeds from this pre-party will benefit Return to Freedom, Wild Horse Preservation and Sanctuary.
This pre-party will be immediately followed by a screening of AMERICAN MUSTANG (movie tickets sold separately; purchase at http://www.tugg.com/events/10933). A portion of the footage in this movie was shot on location at Return to Freedom.
Movie presentation of American Mustang 3D
Executive Producer Ellie Phipps Price and Director Monty Miranda bring their award winning Independent film “American Mustang” to Santa Barbara’s The Vic theater for a special screening to benefit Return to Freedom, Wild Horse Preservation and Sanctuary — a nonprofit in Santa Barbara County that provides refuge to more then 350 wild horses. In an artful blend of documentary & character-driven narrative, the majestic wild horses of the American West are revealed. The intricate dance between a man & a wild horse presents lessons for us all including the battle-hardened special interest groups fighting over the American Mustang.
Hosted by Rey and Kristine Castillo, the event features a pre-screening reception with Return to Freedom Founder Neda DeMayo and renowned wild horse photographer Kimerlee Curyl. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Village Modern Foods and guests will enjoy Morse Family Wines’ new HorsePlay wine label — a red blend that has been launched to raise awareness and funds for Return to Freedom and the American wild horse.
The film is an artful look at the plight of America’s wild horses on public lands through the eyes of a young girl. This exquisitely crafted film is part nature documentary — capturing the majesty and mystique of the wild horse — and one part political drama as it delves into a battle that has been raging for decades over public lands and natural resources.
Engine 2 is offering a Plant-Strong Advanced Weekend in Austin, Texas. Join us September 12th-14th for ‘Food+Health2014′ – and explore a national conversation about the importance of food in our family’s and our nation’s health.
With four distinct themes – food policy, the environment, healthcare in the 21st century, and the challenges of lifestyle change – this is your chance to be a part of a discussion with the nation’s biggest thinkers, as we explore the latest ideas on what WE can do in our homes and our lives to be healthier and live better.
Each speaker will share their ‘big ideas’ on what we can do, and then discuss those ideas with their fellow big thinkers – followed by YOUR opportunity to ask all of our experts your most pressing questions. Held on the University of Texas campus, this event will shape your ideas on diet and health for years to come. Join us in Austin this fall!
India For Animals is a national conference organised by Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) to bring together all organisations and activists working for animal protection and welfare. Being a one of its kind happening in India, this conference is the premier event of FIAPO and marks the celebration of animal protection in India.
The conference allows activists and organisations to collectively understand the progress of the animal protection movement in India and to dialogue about the significant issues pertaining to animals and how to move forward. The conference is a chance for hundreds of grassroots activists, practitioners and philanthropists from across the country to get together under a common banner and connect, build and learn from each other.
In 2014, India For Animals conference is going to happen from September 12 to 14 at Clarks Amer Hotel, Jaipur. Taking the legacy forward, IFA, 2014 will have a number of resourceful discussions, panels and small-group breakouts where delegates can share and collaborate on strategies to protect animals.
Some of the sessions will include discussions and debates on Fundraising for Animals; Effective Utilisation of Social Media; Animal Care, First Aid, Rescue and Handling; and Working with Law Enforcement.
Los Angeles’s Green Festival returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center September 12th, 13th and 14th! At Green Festival®, there is something for everyone interested in living a more sustainable and healthier life. Experience the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green – from food, fashion and health, to energy, construction and design.
Enjoy vegan and vegetarian cooking demos, educational activities for kids and families, panels featuring inspirational speakers, and live music and entertainment. Shop in our unique marketplace of more than 250 eco-friendly businesses — everything from all-natural body care products and organic clothing to Fair Trade gifts, beautiful home renovations made from renewable resources, plus vegan and vegetarian offerings based on organic, non-GMO or local, artisanal foods.
For the past 13 years, Green Festival has been committed to helping people in America find solutions to make our families and communities healthier — socially, economically and environmentally. Join us at the largest and longest-running sustainability event in the country and celebrate the best in green living.
Breaking new ground, this medical conference transcends the individual experience comprised of anecdotal stories and historical research often associated with plant-based nutrition.
The conference objective is to prove the benefits of the dietary lifestyle through a review of current and progressive scientific research evidencing the preventive and disease fighting capabilities of whole food, plant-based nutrition. Geared toward medical doctors from a variety of specialty areas, as well as allied healthcare professionals, the information on plant-based nutrition will be presented with a commitment to intellectual integrity, without bias or influence.
A nation in which physicians and allied healthcare professionals have received compelling education about the foundational pillar of prevention: a whole food, plant-based dietary protocol. A sustainable, financially sound healthcare system wherein nutritional medicine and its proven ability to prevent, suspend and even reverse virtually all chronic disease, as well as many autoimmune diseases, is fully integrated throughout the healthcare practice spectrum.
For physicians and healthcare practitioners to enthusiastically embrace the health-protecting potency of a whole food plant-based diet; in turn, effectively promoting patient and client adoption. The result: Transformation of medical practices, resulting in transformed and dramatically enhanced health and well-being of the patients and clients served.
The mission is to produce medical education opportunities, with scientific substantiation as the core principle, for the specific purpose of showcasing outstanding leaders in nutritional medicine and disease prevention and reversal.
The goal is to educate, equip and empower the gatekeepers of dietary-related advice—our nation’s physicians and healthcare practitioners—about the power of plant-based nutrition, providing compelling resources they, in turn, use to inform and inspire their patients and clients to adopt the optimal whole food, plant-based dietary lifestyle.
Are you ready? It’s time to join us for the 4th Annual International Equine Conference. We’ll have another stellar line-up of presenters that will not disappoint.
You’ll learn about what has been going on behind the scenes, programs in the horse industry and everything you wanted to know about horse slaughter as well as the latest news on our wild horses and burros.
We invite you to join Farm Sanctuary for our annual Farm Animal Care Conference held on September 20 and 21 at our New York Shelter in Watkins Glen, amid the beautiful fall weather. This conference will offer a variety of workshops that give participants an in-depth look into what it takes to start and operate a farm animal sanctuary or to simply care for farm animals.
Our interactive seminars will provide participants with information about effective fundraising, program management, sanctuary education programs, and animal care. All participants will get hands-on experience with the animal residents at our shelter.
Members from our senior staff are excited to share the insight they’ve gained from more than 25 years of experience as the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization. Farm Sanctuary is uniquely qualified to offer expert training in farm animal care. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of what is needed to rescue and provide lifelong care for farm animals in a sanctuary setting.
Compassion Over Killing (COK) is a national nonprofit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC, with a second office in Los Angeles. Working to end animal abuse since 1995, COK relies on a variety of strategies to expose cruelty to farmed animals and promote vegetarian eating as a way to build a kinder world for all animals. Visit COK.net to learn more about our campaigns to run pro-veg ads on HULU.com, persuade companies to offer more vegan options, and more.
Be sure to also check out VegDC.com, our popular online dining guide for a listing of veg-friendly restaurants in and around the nation’s capital. You can also request a free printed Vegetarian Guide to Washington, DC.
The DC VegFest is looking for volunteers interested in helping make our event a tremendous success. We need volunteers to help in the months prior to the event, the day of, and even after. So whether you’re a veteran DC VegFest volunteer or if this is your first time volunteering for a VegFest, we want you! Simply fill out this form and we’ll be in touch about how you can help.
DC VegFest Volunteer Work Party – Thursday, Sept. 11 – get details and sign up!
Why? Reasons to attend DC VegFest:
- FREE admission
- FREE food samples
- The first 1,000 attendees receive a FREE tote bag full of samples and coupons!
- More than 100 vendors
- Beer garden
- Live music
- Cooking demonstrations
- Presentations from renowned authors and celebrities
- More than 10,000 attendees
- Barking Lot so dogs can have shade and a drink
- Kids’ activity area
Who? DC VegFest attendees are:
- Curious about veg-eating
- Shoppers interested in new companies and products
- Foodies who want to taste what’s fresh and new
- Health-conscious and fit
- Committed to helping animals and the environment
- Kids, parents, seniors, and students from across the DC Metro area and beyond!
Bring your friends and family — we’ve got something for everyone!
Wild horses capture people’s imaginations — across the country, from urban centers to rural communities, they resonate with our sense of American identity. They represent the independence, strength, and grace upon which this country is built. No other issue in America — aside from the Vietnam War — has ever generated such an outpouring of public letters to Congress.
Today, these horses find themselves at the intersection where modern development collides with old ranching practices and the needs of the wild.
Roaming Wild, a brilliant new documentary directed by Sylvia Johnson illustrates the controversy over wild horses in the West through intimate portraits of a wild herd and three characters with diverging opinions, each working on solutions. At its heart, this film is meant to encourage dialogue by presenting real solutions to the contentious question of wild horse management.
Sylvia Johnson, director of Roaming Wild, will join us after the film for a Q&A session via live feed.
Watch the Trailer
As humans, we resonate to “five”-ness, therefore, your retreat will unfold and nourish your body, mind and spirit through reconnecting with the 5 principle elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether. Each day we will immerse ourselves in one of the elements – understanding how that elements expresses itself in nature, our body, food, music and activities.
Our Food Yogi team have created a special program for helping you become fully immersed in each one of the elements, through theory and practical activities on the first day and then an excursion the following day where we will all experience the full power of each element and discuss what we’ve learnt. We will spend one whole day on each of the five main elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether) culminating in a feast where everyone will be involved in putting their food yoga skills to practice.
Paul Rodney Turner, the “Food Yogi” is the international director of Food for Life and the co-founder of Food for Life Global, the world headquarters for the charity. Food for Life is the largest plant-based food relief in the world with projects in over 50 countries that serves up to 3 million meals daily. Paul was born in Sydney, Australia in 1963 and grew up in Whalan, a part of Sydney’s Western Suburbs.
Paul continues to serve the expansion of Food for Life projects around the world as a volunteer. His most recent emergency adventure was to establish a feeding program in Japan for the survivors of the 2011 tsunami, establish a new kitchen for a school in Haiti and oversee and financially support the emergency response of FFL teams in the Philippines responding to Typhoon Haiyan and the Balkans floods.
Enhancing Health with Plant-Based Nutrition is a golden opportunity for you to find out the latest information on plant-based diets with respect to clinical nutrition, the effects of diet on chronic disease prevention and control, and on designing an optimum plant-based diet.
Interest in plant-based diets is growing, and Portland, Oregon has become a center for that developing interest. This is a professional conference, offering continuing education credits for many medical professionals, but others with strong interests in health and diet issues are welcome to attend.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
This event marks the first animal law symposium for ALDF-LA, the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Los Angeles regional attorney network. Law professionals and students can expect an informative daylong symposium focused on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) – commonly referred to as “factory farms” – and their impacts on animals, humans, and the environment.
Top experts will also discuss the various legal strategies that have been used to challenge and change the harmful impacts of CAFOs. Finally, we will explore the future of the CAFO system and its sustainability with a special keynote speaker. Attorneys will be eligible to receive CLE credits for attending, but we also welcome law students and other legal professionals.
This symposium is co-presented by ALDF-LA and the Public Interest Law Department at Loyola Law School.
VegFest celebrates and promotes sustainable, compassionate and healthy food choices and lifestyles. This low-cost, fun and food-filled event welcomes everyone!
To support NW VEG and our events, we welcome your new membership. Join at our Membership table at VegFest and receive a gift bag full of vegan products and coupons, valued at up to 3 times the price of membership!
Delicious main dishes, decadent desserts and chocolates, fresh organic produce, veggie burgers, non-dairy cheeses, fruit smoothies and juices, hummus, whole grain breads, spreads and dips, nut and seed butters, on-the-go snacks, raw foods and treats, and so much more!
- Cooking Demonstrations
- Ask the Experts
- Family and Teen Activities
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Film Screenings
Portland VegFest will need 400+ volunteers to make it even bigger and better then last year. Want to help out with VegFest 2014? Please email Chelsea Davis at email@example.com
Yale Law School Animal Legal Defense and the Connecticut Bar Association Animal Law Section proudly present this year’s conference entitled “The Agricultural Gag Laws: Your First Amendment Rights, Your Health, Animal Welfare, and Our Environment.”
Eight states currently have agricultural gag laws that criminalize whistleblowers who expose animal cruelty and food safety issues in farming practices through undercover investigations, and many other states have considered or are considering such legislation. This year’s conference will examine the impact of these laws on freedom of speech, health, food safety, consumer advocacy, animal welfare, and the environment. The conference will bring together prominent individuals and activists from the animal law, food law, health law, and journalism fields. The keynote address will be delivered by the Humane Society of the United States CEO, Wayne Pacelle.
Amanda Hitt, Director, Food Integrity Campaign for the Government Accountability Project
Matthew Liebman, Senior Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Litigation Progam
Alicia Wagner Calzada, Chair, Advocacy Committee, National Press Photographers Association
Wayne Pacelle, CEO, Humane Society of the United States
Taylor Radig, Social Justice/Animal Rights Activist
Paige Tomaselli, Senior Attorney, Center for Food Safety
The 18th annual Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival committee has been busy and we have a full line-up of exhibitors, food vendors, speakers, cooking demos, activities for kids, and of course live music throughout the day. All we need now to make it happen are energetic volunteers to help us on the day of the festival!
All food vendors must complete and submit the Application for Temporary Restaurant Permit to the Thomas Jefferson Health District . This form must be received by the Health District no later than September 18, 2014. Please also see the exhibitor rules that follow, and note the additional rules for food vendors. All food items sold at the Cville Vegetarian Fest must be vegetarian with vegan meals available.
or more information, please feel free to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 434-295-3407. We hope that you are able to join us at the Festival!
Twin Cities Veg Fest 2014 will take place on Sunday, September 28, 2014, from 10 am to 4 pm. Yes, it’s a Sunday this year! The festival will take place at Coffman Memorial Union at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Twin Cities Veg Fest is for anyone and everyone — from omnivores to vegetarians and vegans! If you’ve ever thought about becoming vegetarian or are interested in reducing animal suffering, you’ll love Twin Cities Veg Fest.
Twin Cities Veg Fest is free to attend.
Learn where your food comes from, how to be a healthy vegetarian or vegan, and why being compassionate benefits everyone. Plus you’ll enjoy tons of free vegan food samples and delicious vegan cuisine. Everyone who came to our 2013 and 2012 festivals had a great time.
Twin Cities Veg Fest is a project of Compassionate Action for Animals.
The 42nd IVU World Vegfest will be held in Accra, Ghana, in October 2014 and will last for six days – the first ever World VegFest event in Africa!
A variety of activities will be put together in a great celebration of enlightened people creating awareness and inspiring the general public to live a healthy lifestyle based on vegetarian diet.
All food at this great event will be entirely derived from plants, and all aspects will be consistent with vegan philosophy.
The following is a provisional summary of proposed activities (subject to change) to mark the 6-day celebration:
Monday, 29th September – Tuesday, 30th September
• Arrival of international guests and registration.
• A welcome cocktail will be organized for guests, delegates and speakers in the evening as a way to socialize with participants from around the world.
Wednesday, October 1
• Awareness Walk from Kwame Nkrumah Circle to the Ministry of Health. The walk is about 5 km and its aim is to create awareness as well as engage the Minister of Health by presenting a letter on our position on the state of the nation’s health from a vegetarian perspective.
• A day’s visit to two orphanages to donate food items and spend time with the children. A few vegetarian menus will be given to the caterers of the orphanages to urge them to incorporate veggie dishes into their diet of the children. We will also organize clean up exercises with them and have lunch with them.
• In the evening there will be a dinner (Akwaaba Dinner) at the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park in Accra. We will use this opportunity to introduce to the world authentic Ghanaian dishes that are suitable for vegetarians. Many of these dishes are almost forgotten in many parts of Ghana today!
Thursday, October 2
• Official Opening Ceremony/Educational Session Accra International Conference Centre Accra
• There will be a movie show in the evening.
Friday, October 3
• Educational Session Accra International Conference Centre Accra
• Evening: Arts & Awards Night (to award and acknowledge persons and organizations that have made significant progress in veganism and that have strived to create awareness about veganism and environmental friendly attitudes).
Saturday, October 4
• VEGFEST EXPO (Food/Fun Games/Musical Fiesta at the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park Accra). We shall have a night of musical performances from enlightened musicians who will be engaged on helping the Association to drive the message to the public on the need to live a healthy lifestyle.
Sunday, October 5
• Visit to select tourist attractions outside Accra returning same day. We will have several options of such day trips where depending on budget and time available, guests may choose to join anyone of several guided tours to see more of the host country – Ghana!
Some examples are visits to Cape Coast which will include a visit to the Castle and Kakum Forest Canopy Walkway. A visit to the Akwapim hills where guests can visit the Aburi Botanical gardens and Tetteh Quarshie’s original cocoa farm among other attractions.
During October we will be privileged to have several traditional festivals occurring, namely Odwira in the Akwapim region, Ngmayem festival of the Krobos and the Sasaadu festival of the people of Alavanyo in the Volta region. We shall also have a n option to tour Accra to see the Kwame Nkrumah memorial Park, Old town Accra, the Art Center and more!
Guests wishing to see more of Ghana can do so by booking one of several options of packages that will start on Tuesday morning when most depart. We will be able to arrange accommodation for a range of budgets from hostel to five star. The details of all these options including discounted pricing will be made available shortly so guests can select their tours before they arrive.
We are also working on ways in which we can create more value to encourage vegetarians from other African countries to participate.
World Farm Animals Day, observed on October 2nd, is dedicated to exposing and memorializing the 65 billion land animals raised for food who suffer and die every year.
World Farm Animals Day (WFAD), founded in 1983, is dedicated to exposing and memorializing the needless suffering and death of cows, pigs, turkeys, chickens, and other innocent, sentient animals raised and slaughtered for food. World Farm Animals Day will continue until animals are no longer seen as commodities are raised for their flesh and by-products.
Each year, approximately 65 billion animals are killed in the world’s animal farms and slaughterhouses to produce meat, eggs, and dairy. Most of these animal are raised onfactory farms, where they are confined, mutilated, and raised to grow so large, so quickly, that many of them literally suffer to death. Even animals raised on small family farms endure many of these abuses, and all animals raised for food face a gruesome slaughter.
WFAD observances are hosted by volunteers in communities in all 50 U.S. states and 2 dozen other countries. Participants include animal advocacy groups and individual activists — anyone and everyone who cares about animals is encouraged to join us in this global outcry.
Roaming Wild is an age old story of man versus wild playing out in the 21st century. Wild horses, cowboys, ranchers, and activists all struggle to defend disappearing ways of life in the West. Handsome, smart, and all cowboy, Marlow Dahl runs a family cattle ranch in rural Nevada and grazes his cows on public lands. Dark-haired Jill Starr is fiery and determined. She started Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue to save wild horses like Majik from going to slaughter. Dan Elkins, a soft spoken rugged mountain man and unlikely hero, turns to technology to invent new solutions for managing wild horse populations.
An invisible battle is being waged across the American West–over resources, water, freedom — and wild horses find themselves at the epicenter of an age-defining controversy where the demands of modern development collide with the needs of the wild. The public lands they call home are lands of limited resources and increasing demands and competition for those resources. Will family ranching in the West still be viable in the future so Marlow’s children can inherit that way of life? Will Jill be able to feed all of the horses she has rescued and get them adopted? Can Dan figure out how to control wild horse population levels more humanely?
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On World Animal Day – 4 October 2014 – animal protection supporters from every corner of the world will rise up — united — to proclaim to the world that Animals Matter! We are marching across our cities and across the world, crying out — roaring and growling — for change for animals.
We believe that the well-being of animals is an important matter of moral significance. We further believe that our countries can no longer develop in a sustainable manner without giving full consideration to the situation and welfare needs of the sentient fellow animals that share our territory, our homes, our work, our livelihoods, our leisure and often our lives.
Animal welfare is now an accepted international policy issue. The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has a fast-growing body of science-based international animal welfare standards, which have been agreed upon by governments. It has also begun the process of developing regional animal welfare strategies/action plans to ensure that animal welfare is now developed across the world.
This World Animal Day march was initiated in Africa, but has now spread across the world. The Pan African Animal Welfare Alliance (PAAWA) — which is a home-grown alliance of animal protection organisations from across the continent — supported the initiative and called upon its members to join. For too long, Africa’s development has ignored the welfare and protection of the continent’s animals — leaving Africa with a big ‘catch-up’ job to do. However, Africa is not alone — the world is crying out for change along with you!
Elephants and rhinos are being poached to extinction. Join the march in London on Oct 4th along with cities around the world to demand an end to the slaughter and the trade in ivory and rhino horn — FOREVER.
Without our help elephants and rhinos will not survive – the countdown to their extinction has begun. It’s up to all of us to ensure this tragic scenario NEVER HAPPENS and they are given their last fighting chance to recover their numbers. Please march to save them!
World Animal Day was started in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species. October 4 was chosen as World Animal Day as it is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
Since then, World Animal Day has become a day for remembering and paying tribute to all animals and the people who love and respect them. It’s celebrated in different ways in every country, with no regard to nationality, religion, faith or political ideology.
Join us for this half-day conference that features four illuminating speakers who are experts in the fields of animal rights, environmentalism, animal rescue, and vegan education.
Keynote Speaker, Gary L. Francione
Board of Governors Professor, Distinguished Professor of Law & Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law and Philosophy at Rutgers University School of Law-Newark
Founder, Abolitionist Approach
Erica Settino: Founder/President/Executive Director of Karuna For Animals: Compassion In Action, Inc.
Kathy Stevens is the founder and director of Catskill Animal Sanctuary, located in Saugerties, NY.
Demosthenes Maratos serves as the Communications Director at the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College, where he has been employed since 2009.
Karuna For Animals: Compassion In Action, Inc. is an all volunteer, yoga-based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, whose members seek to promote compassion (karuna), peace (shanti) and loving-kindness (maitri) for animals of all species. It is our mission to raise awareness and funds for the rights of all animals. Through a dedicated practice of the science of yoga, ethical veganism, community outreach, humane education, events and workshops, we aim to cultivate the change we hope to see in the world.
Dogs Trust International provides practical assistance to animal welfare organisations working outside the UK, who are striving to make meaningful and lasting improvements to dog welfare in their own communities.
• Supporting projects aiming to improve dog welfare
• Providing training and resources to individuals and groups
• Hosting international conferences
Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, with 18 rehoming centres across the UK, as well as a centre in the neighbouring Republic of Ireland.
We launched our international work in 1996 with the International Companion Animal Welfare Conference held in Budapest, Hungary. The format of the conference combined presentations from experts with opportunities for networking, and was so successful that it now takes place annually.
From 2002 to 2009 we engaged in our first long term project outside the UK, working with other organisations to support SOS Dogs Oradea in running a ‘Collect, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return’ programme in Romania. During this time, 7000 dogs were neutered and 5000 rehomed, in a culture that had not embraced the rescue dog concept before.
We have now combined our knowledge and experience to develop a responsive, comprehensive programme of work to improve the welfare of dogs around the world.
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To learn more, visit the SAEN Facebook page.
Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! (SAEN) was founded in 1996 to force an end to the abuse of animals in laboratories. Our first major event was a news conference that revealed the suffering endured by dogs, rabbits, and primates in 9 laboratories across the United States.
Held during two and a half days at the Hyatt Regency Valencia in Los Angeles, California, the Healthy Lifestyle Expo will help you change your life!
Featuring eye-opening presentations from top speakers in the world of plant-based health, come learn how to prevent and reverse heart disease, achieve permanent weight loss, protect yourself against breast, prostate and colon cancer, and make the changes in your life you’ve always dreamed of.
Founded in 2001, the Healthy Lifestyle Expo brings top experts in plant-based health, fitness and psychology. These speakers tell you exactly how you can keep your mind, body and spirit in tip-top condition.
Diet is the cornerstone of good health, which is what the Healthy Lifestyle Expo is all about.
If you haven’t attended the Expo before, you will learn how to prevent and reverse heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity and much more. If you are a more experienced healthy lifestyler, this weekend is an opportunity to refresh and recharge your battery.
2014 SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
John McDougall MD
Caldwell Esselstyn MD
Michael Klaper MD
Stephan Esser MD
Robert J. Ostfeld MD MS
Liz George MD
Jay Gordon MD FAAP
Matt Lederman MD
Ann & Jane Esselstyn
Alan Goldhamer DC
Before the Expo starts and after it’s over, you can join in some fun with other Expo attendees.
On Friday, Oct 10, there is a FUN BUS TOUR from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, returning to the hotel in plenty of time to relax and get ready for the kickoff dinner and keynote.
On Monday, Oct 13 (Columbus Day) we are considering adding an optional day at Magic Mountain amusement park, which is nearby. If you sign up for the Expo, you’ll receive additional information about the Monday activities.
In Defense of Animals and Vegan Spirituality present our 5th Annual Vegan Spirituality Retreat to explore Veganism as a spiritual practice. We welcome Peace to All Beings author Judy Carman as our featured speaker and Ecco Bella as our event sponsor.
Enjoy group discussions, guided meditations, yoga classes, a delicious vegan lunch prepared by The Nile Café, a nature walk, an animal blessing, and community ritual with musicians Jim Harris and Lonnie Davis. Free childcare is provided. Friendly companion animals are welcome at the Retreat and Blessing Ceremony.
Honor your companion animals and animals around the world through drumming and dancing in nature. Bring companion animals, a photo, or your own animal spirit! Everyone is invited to drum and dance in the Ceremony, which offers opportunities to celebrate animal companions, honor those that have died, empathize with animals suffering around the world, and create a vision of harmony between humans and other animals.
Please bring leashes or carriers for your animal companions. You’re welcome to bring a vegan/synthetic drum!
About Chicago VeganMania
Vegan culture and community have grown rapidly in the last few years. Not long ago, most people had never heard the word vegan. Vegans – people who live compassionately by not eating or wearing animals or products that come from animals – were basically invisible. We did much of our shopping in tiny health food co-ops, and our dining in a few carefully selected restaurants.
Now there are dozens of products with the word vegan gracing the fronts of the packaging in most supermarkets, and vegan options abound in dining establishments all over the place. Celebrities describe how their vegan diets give them their sexy bodies or protect them from heart disease, and the small but burgeoning vegan culture is moving from the fringes to middle America.
Nowhere is this more apparent than in Chicago. Famous as the “hog butcher to the world”, Chicago boasts more than a dozen exclusively vegan restaurants (and dozens more vegan-friendly ones), several local vegan food companies, and a rapidly growing community of herbivores.
Chicago VeganMania is a celebration of this dynamic new community. We bring together the vegan restaurants and food companies, leaders and entrepreneurs, doctors and chefs, businesses and organizations, singers and dancers, and we put them in one big place to show them all off to the world.
You certainly don’t have to be vegan to attend or enjoy Chicago VeganMania. You don’t even have to understand or care why people would adopt a vegan lifestyle. We just want you to have fun. Chicago VeganMania is basically a big friendly party, a festival where you can eat wonderful food, enjoy great music and lively entertainment, and have an opportunity to discover unique vegan products and learn the secrets of vegan chefs. There are even places where you can learn about the whys and hows of veganism is you’re so inclined.
Our first three celebrations exceeded everyone’s expectations, and this fall we’ll be back, bigger than ever. So stop by and prepare yourself for an exciting and wonderful day.
Our Vision, Mission and Values
Our Vision is to help create a world based on compassion, peace, and respect for all living things, where people live in radiant good health and have the full capacity to be active participants in all matters of government and commerce as well as their own livelihood, a world where everyone has a sincere appreciation for the interconnectedness of the entire web of life.
The Mission of Chicago VeganMania is to celebrate, unite, promote, and strengthen the diverse vegan culture, economy, and community of Chicago and beyond. We provide a platform and audience for vegan businesses, organizations, groups, and individuals through a series of innovative programs and events culminating in an exciting, inspirational, and fun annual weekend festival.
We eschew the killing, injuring, enslavement, or exploitation of all people and all sentient creatures. The core human values of justice, equality, peace, freedom, and goodwill are consistent with and paramount to these vegan values, and we believe that all aggression and exploitation, even if committed by those who purport to hold our own standards, is not to be excused or tolerated.
We value the enterprise of those who choose to expand the vegan culture, economy, and community by launching new businesses, products, services, ideas, groups, and other forms of expression, and we are committed to helping them all expand their voices, their audiences, and their markets by offering them the platform and tools to achieve their goals.
We acknowledge and value the larger community, and we recognize that each of us is on our own path. We attempt to treat everyone’s path with respect and welcome while adhering to our core values. We invite everyone into our events, including those whose values are contrary to our own. We present our culture, economy and community in the spirit of sharing, with goodwill toward all, and respect for each person’s decision to embrace our values or not. Our position is above judgment, cajoling, ridicule, and bitter argument.
This Award Winning Festival celebrates its 15th year with an action-packed weekend of very informative lectures by the movers and shakers of the vegetarian movement plus creative vegan cooking demos; international cuisine to sample or buy; vegan friendly merchandise; a Childrens Corner; an Eco-Fashion Show, and a variety of live entertainment.
The San Francisco Vegetarian Society (SFVS) is a non-profit organization that has been working in the Bay Area for over 40 years promoting a vegetarian diet as a healthful and humane way of life.
The Society is run entirely by volunteers. We always appreciate help, whether it is available once in a while or on an ongoing basis. You can volunteer to help with a variety of activities, from coordinating our programs to helping at our events. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us.
The Society hosts events throughout the year such as vegetarian potlucks, picnics, dining out and lectures. Monthly meetings held most months.
The Living Green Festival (ACT) Inc. is a local not-for-profit organisation committed to bringing green and sustainable events and choices to Canberra. Our showcase event is Canberra’s Living Green Festival, which was staged for the first time in 2011.
The Living Green Festival (ACT) Inc. is made up of members of the Canberra community who think the Nation’s Capital is a great place to live sustainably and cruelty-free!!
The Living Green Festival Goals
- To allow producers and retailers of ethical, environmentally friendly and cruelty-free products, services and food promote their brand and merchandise to existing and new markets.
- To encourage people to be more aware of what they purchase, and to support ethical, locally made and cruelty-free products.
- To raise awareness of the environmental problems our planet is facing, and to provide simple but effective ways in which every individual can make a positive change.
- To allow not-for-profit and grassroots groups to reach the public with their educational material and to provide them with a fundraising opportunity.
- To use publicity generated by the Festival to increase awareness of, and stimulate discussion about, the benefits of veganism for the environment.
- To provide a fun-filled day for families and individuals from all walks of life who are dedicated to leaving the planet in good shape for generations to come.
SAVE THE FROGS! will conduct a three-day Wetlands Construction Workshop in which we will train 30 participants in the art of wetlands construction and build a wetland suitable for native amphibians and other native wildlife. We welcome students, environmental educators, ecological consultants, wildlife managers and private landowners.
Participants will learn all about amphibians and wetland construction, and will physically assist in the construction of the wetland. The workshop will be led by Tom Biebighauser, the world’s premiere wetlands construction expert and SAVE THE FROGS! biologists Dr. Kerry Kriger and Michael Starkey.
Please fill out this form so we can notify you once we begin accepting registrations for this SAVE THE FROGS! Wetlands Construction Workshops!
At the Jubilee Peace Fest we’re serving up a variety of yoga workshops, meditation practices, cooking classes, health & fitness seminars, spiritual activism, live music and more with national & internationally known teachers, musicians, authors, artists and chefs unfolding the path to world peace. Delicious, compassionate and diverse vegan meal choices exquisitely prepared and served by the attentive staff of Peace House Grille under the direction of award winning Chef Mark Stroud. There is something for all ages at the Jubilee Peace Fest, including organic gardens, hiking trails, woods, ponds, and labyrinth walking.
Why “Jubilee”? Celebrating the end of the Civil War, more than fifty thousand people attended the National Peace Jubilee Concert in 1869 in Boston, Massachusetts. With the concert’s success, it was followed in 1872 with the World’s Peace Jubilee, another music event that marked the ending of the brutal Franco-Prussian War. Featured singers at this event were the Jubilee Singers from Fisk University, a predominately African American college located in southern United States. Starting in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Jubilee Singers went on a concert tour following the path of the underground railroad. Their persistent and triumphant journey inspired and captivated audiences unaccustomed to African American culture and freedom all across the country.
We jubilantly continue this tradition of celebration, forgiveness and peace with the Jubilee Peace Fest. More than a conference this gathering will celebrate, as in the past, a future where all are forgiven and all beings enslaved everywhere are happy and free once and for all.
Environmentalists: For the earth lover in you, enjoy cutting edge classes, teachers and conversations to understand and make connections between our economy, global warming, pollution and poverty in the world and what we can do about it.
Foodies: For the Vegan in you, come enjoy delicious world class Vegan food while dining with well known Vegan authors, speakers and friends and learn about cooking, nutrition, gardening, music, and more.
Animal Lovers: For the animal in you, come enjoy conversations with other like-minded and kindred souls. Learn with inspired teachers about the connection between animals and the environment, world peace, compassionate living, sacred activism, and more.
Yogis: For the guru in you get activated on and off the mat by yoga masters teaching the pure essence of yoga, including asana, chakras, and meditation.
The Animal Law Conference is the central gathering point of the global animal law community. The Animal Law Conference gives attorneys, law students, professors, and activists from around the world a place to share ideas, knowledge, and practical skills about advancing the interests of animals through the legal system.
Today, the conference has become one of the largest and most popular of its kind, featuring some of the most respected voices in the field of animal law.
This year’s conference will feature cutting-edge topics such as “ag gag” legislation and challenges; closing the gap between animal law and environmental law; human consumption and population growth as animal rights issues; national and international trends in criminal and civil law; animal law employment opportunities; animal testing issues; the role of documentaries in animal advocacy; and the intersection of animal law and religion.
These topics will be presented by the best and brightest experts in our field including the Center for Animal Law Studies Assistant Dean & Executive Director Pamela Frasch, Animal Legal Defense Fund’s (ALDF) Founder and General Counsel Joyce Tischler, Environmental Law Institute Senior Attorney Bruce Myers, Lewis & Clark Law School’s Clinical Professor of Law & Animal Law Clinic Director Kathy Hessler, ALDF’s Litigation Program Director Carter Dillard, and Animal Law Coalition General Counsel Russ Mead, among many others.
Across Canada, municipalities are reporting an increase in the number of interactions between humans and wildlife. These interactions can present a public health and safety concern and conflicts can result in the death or suffering of wildlife. In particular, animals such as coyotes, bears, beavers and raccoons are often perceived to be a nuisance or a pest.
To address this problem, our annual Living With Wildlife conference brings together experts in their field to discuss a wide variety of solutions of how we can co-exist with urban wildlife.
Who is this conference for?
This conference is ideal for government officials including provincial, regional and municipal staff, as well as First Nations, farmers, wildlife rehabilitation groups, animal control, academics and individual citizens who want to make a difference in their community by preserving their natural environment.
Professional development hours:
If you are tracking your continuing education hous for your professional association, we can provide you with a certificate regarding your attendance at this conference.
Please note: Portions of every Living with Wildlife conference will be recorded on video and will be photographed for educational and outreach purposes.
MPAW Animal Welfare Conference is coming up soon! We have a date and a location and are negotiating with some amazing speakers. Please stay tuned for more information, as it becomes available.
Don’t miss out on cutting-edge speakers from across the country and right here in our own backyard. Animal sheltering and veterinary professionals, as well as representatives from Michigan’s many humane organizations, animal control agencies and animal rescue groups, along with individuals who have an interest in animal welfare will have a great opportunity to keep up with trends and work together to save more animal lives.
Speakers, chef demos, live music, vendors, family fun, beer garden and tons of plant-based food.
Get ready to be rocked with food, products, music, speakers, games, activities + information which establish choices that do not inflict pain and destruction to animals, people or planet.
The Texas Veggie Fair is put together by an all-volunteer team of Dallasites who are passionate about building + engaging the local community interested in the benefits and promotion of a plant-based diet, environmental causes + animal welfare.
Come enjoy local food vendors and free food samples, music, arts and other family-friendly entertainment, while learning about the benefits of a plant-based diet from notable speakers and chefs. Don’t miss out!
This is a FREE event! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TexasVeggieFair/
Last year saw over 7000 attendees. This year…see you there?
Chicago’s Green Festival returns to the Chicago Navy Pier October 24th, 25th and 26th! At Green Festival®, there is something for everyone interested in living a more sustainable and healthier life. Experience the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green — from food, fashion and health, to energy, construction and design. Enjoy vegan and vegetarian cooking demos, educational activities for kids and families, panels featuring inspirational speakers, and live music and entertainment.
Shop in our unique marketplace of more than 250 eco-friendly businesses — everything from all-natural body care products and organic clothing to Fair Trade gifts, beautiful home renovations made from renewable resources, plus vegan and vegetarian offerings based on organic, non-GMO or local, artisanal foods.
For the past 13 years, Green Festival has been committed to helping people in America find solutions to make our families and communities healthier – socially, economically and environmentally. Join us at the largest and longest-running sustainability event in the country and celebrate the best in green living.
The Boston Vegetarian Food Festival is two full days of fun, good food, and learning! It brings together exhibitors of vegetarian natural foods from across the country and locally, offering free food sampling and “show special” discounts. It provides a welcoming environment in which to explore a wide variety of delicious, healthy, and readily available vegetarian foods that are good for people and friendly to animals and the environment.
The Festival offers the opportunity to talk to food producers, see and taste the latest vegetarian products being introduced to the marketplace, and shop at discounted prices. There will be a wide array of healthy and nutritious foods, convenience foods, and party foods as well! Attendees can learn from speakers who are top national experts on health and nutrition, and presenters who inspire compassion for animals and respect for the environment. Award winning chefs and cookbook authors teach their recipes and offer free samples of the dishes they demonstrate. Educational exhibits on protecting animals and the environment, and a children’s activity center round out the day.
The longest running event of its kind in the country, the Festival is a resource for vegetarians and vegans, and for anyone wanting to include a greater variety of healthy and delicious plant-based foods in their diets. It also interests those wanting to live in greater harmony with animals and the environment. Our past Festivals have each attracted thousands of attendees who come from all over the Northeast and beyond.
The Boston Vegetarian Food Festival is FREE to the public and features:
- 120 exciting exhibitors
- free food sampling!
- grocery and natural foods store exhibits
- food producers and new products
- cooking demonstrations by noted chefs
- book and cookbook publishers and authors
- top national speakers
- educational exhibits on protecting animals and the environment
- Festival discounted shopping
- registered dietitian consultants
- children’s activities
- exhibitors of products and services which support a vegetarian way of life
- free parking and a subway stop across the street
The Festival is organized and presented by the nonprofit Boston Vegetarian Society. All Festival organizers and event staff donate their time, labor, and talents.
Professor Elisa Aaltola (University of Eastern Finland; University of Turku)
Professor Jonathan Balcombe (Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy)
Dr. Richard Twine (Institute of Education, University of London; CfHAS)
Call for Papers
The Centre for Human Animal Studies (CfHAS) will be holding its inaugural conference at Edge Hill University. The conference will also mark the official launch of CfHAS, the first centre of its kind in the U.K. Reflecting the expansion and intellectual vibrancy in the fields of animal studies, Critical Animal Studies, human-animal studies, and the science of animal emotion and cognition, this conference will have three broad but intersecting thematic strands: ethics, sustainability, and sentience.
The aim of the conference and for CfHAS is to examine how rethinking our relations with animals can create meaningful social, policy, environmental, ethical and cultural change. To this end, we welcome papers from those working in the arts and humanities, social sciences and natural sciences that address one or more of the conference themes.
Abstracts of 300 words and a brief biography of no more than 150 words should be sent to: email@example.com Please put ‘conference’ in the subject line. Deadline for abstracts: 31 July 2014.
An all-day event featuring nutritional information, chef demonstrations and delicious food.
Discover how you can transform your health by embracing a plant-based lifestyle.
You’ll hear empowering, life-changing lectures from doctors who are leaders in their field. You’ll enjoy delicious food that will bring about these powerful, new changes.
A day of knowledge, inspiration and lasting enthusiasm.
Dr. John McDougall, MD, nutrition expert, director of The McDougall Program, author of The Starch Solution.
Howard Lyman, Author of Mad Cowboy
Dr. Pam Popper, Author of Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Could Save Your Life
Chef Eric Tucker, Chef at Millenium Restaurant, San Francisco
Chef Del Strouffe, Author of Forks Over Knives Cookbook
Chef Eric Lechasseur, Seed Kitchen in Venice, CA
Chef AJ, author of Unprocessed.
Chef Ramses Bravo, executive chef at TrueNorth Health Center, author of Bravo!
The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) presents the 2014 International Captive Wildlife Conference, a premier global summit that focuses on the confinement and use of captive exotic and wild animals, especially those used in entertainment. Its aim is to educate, stimulate critical discussion, and promote action to protect and improve the welfare of captive wildlife.
The PAWS conference is a highly anticipated event that attracts people from around the world and features exciting speakers who are leaders in their fields, including scientific research, ethics, law, animal care and welfare, and conservation.
PAWS has been presenting conferences since 1992, and this year’s event is a special one: PAWS is celebrating its 30th year of rescue, sanctuary care, education and advocacy for captive wildlife and performing animals. To celebrate this important milestone, we will be presenting a special anniversary gala on Saturday night. We hope you will join us for this exceptional weekend!
Why you should attend this conference:
- Learn about a range of important issues affecting captive wildlife, including elephants, big cats, marine mammals, and nonhuman primates.
- Hear from professionals who are on the cutting edge in their respective areas.
- Discover different perspectives on the issues, from science to ethics to animal law.
- Know the issues and learn how you can take action in your community to help captive and performing wild animals.
- Meet others who share your interest in captive wildlife and their protection.
- Only U.S.-based conference of its kind.
- Beautiful location in sunny Southern California.
- Be a part of PAWS’ special 30th anniversary event weekend.
Saturday, November 8 | ELEPHANTS
Sunday, November 9 | CAPTIVE WILD ANIMALS
Monday, November 10 | CAMPAIGNS & ADVOCACY
Veg Fest will take place at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, in a beautiful setting on the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa. The park is conveniently located across the street and to the south of the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Parking is available in the adjacent South Regional Parking Garage, located at 301 Channelside Drive.
About 3,000 people attended last year’s event, and this October’s festival promises to be bigger and better.
The event — presented by Florida Voices for Animals — will appeal to all who enjoy tasty, healthy foods, whether or not they follow a vegetarian or vegan diet. The food booths drew rave reviews last year, and local vendors are expected to again impress attendees.
WHERE: Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, 601 Old Water Street, downtown Tampa, on south side of Old Water Street, across street from Tampa Bay Times Forum, on Hillsborough River. Site is about two blocks from Selmon Crosstown Expressway (Exit 6A-B eastbound to Channelside Drive or Exit 7 westbound to E. Brorein Street), and convenient to I-275, I-4, and State Road 60 (Kennedy Blvd.).
PARKING: Parking is available at several nearby parking garages, lots and metered street spaces. Closest garage is South Regional Parking Garage (301 Channelside Drive), across street from park and just west of Forum.
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Thanks for helping us spread the word – and we look forward to seeing you at Veg Fest!
ABOUT FLORIDA VOICES FOR ANIMALS
Founded in 1989, Florida Voices for Animals is a Tampa Bay-based, nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal-advocacy organization that generates awareness of animal issues and educates individuals about how to make compassionate choices for animals. FVA also provides information about plant-based diets as a way to improve health while helping animals and the environment. For information, or to become a member, visit Florida Voices for Animals.
San Francisco’s Green Festival returns to the Fort Mason Center November 12th, 13th and 14th! At Green Festival®, there is something for everyone interested in living a more sustainable and healthier life. Experience the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green — from food, fashion and health, to energy, construction and design. Enjoy vegan and vegetarian cooking demos, educational activities for kids and families, panels featuring inspirational speakers, and live music and entertainment.
Shop in our unique marketplace of more than 250 eco-friendly businesses — everything from all-natural body care products and organic clothing to Fair Trade gifts, beautiful home renovations made from renewable resources, plus vegan and vegetarian offerings based on organic, non-GMO or local, artisanal foods.
For the past 13 years, Green Festival has been committed to helping people in America find solutions to make our families and communities healthier – socially, economically and environmentally. Join us at the largest and longest-running sustainability event in the country and celebrate the best in green living.
Exciting new directions in Animal Studies are producing some of the most compelling contemporary scholarship across the entire academy. The UC Davis Interdisciplinary Animal Studies Research Group will host a three-day conference to explore work from the sciences and humanities through the conference theme of interspecies community.
This innovative interdisciplinary conference will bridge new and established work in cognition and emotional experience, veterinary medicine, ethics and law, agriculture and food studies, and historical human-nonhuman bonds with historical trends and current directions in indigenous and postcolonial studies, post- and nonhuman theory, environmental studies, intersections with critical race studies, literature, and religious nonhumans to engage the challenges and prospects of new work in a more complete animal studies field.
Keynote speaker Frans de Waal is C.H. Candler Professor of Primate Behavior at Emory University. Dr. de Waal’s work, including his work on empathy, humans and animals, and animal cognition, articulates interdisciplinary modes of animal research to inspire broad interspecies thinking in both popular and academic settings.
The conference will also feature plenary speakers working in theoretical, historical, and other animal studies fields, including a Director’s Talk and film preview of Canine Soldiers with filmmaker Nancy Schiesari, talks by David L. Clark, Claire Jean Kim, Tom van Dooren, and more.
We are diligently working on our speakers for the event. We will have some great vendors like last year, a wonderful kids area and great food. Stay tuned!
Albany VegFest brings together the global health benefits of green sustainable living, environmental awareness, and compassion for animals and all beings. No admission charge, but a suggested donation of $5 is greatly appreciated.
GIFT Bags available to the FIRST 100 attendees through the door!
Some might call it fate, the day that Dave, Jim, Olga, Jan, and Dawn all met at a 2004 veg meet-up dinner in Latham, NY. Once realizing their superhero-like powers that formed when they were all in the same place, they officially formed the Albany Vegetarian Network Inc. with the sole purpose of hosting an annual Vegetarian Expo. This dynamic team not only volunteers to run the organization and Expo, but they are also a close network of friends.
The Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden Fauna Conservation Department is pleased to host the 6th Wild Animal Rescue Network (WARN) Conference in Hong Kong SAR from the 23rd to 27th November, 2014. We hereby warmly invite you to participate in the 6th WARN Conference with this year’s theme being the “Challenges Faced during Long Term Maintenance of Rescued Wildlife”. We aim to further enhance sharing of experiences through practical workshops and presentations.
WARN is now a registered Non-Government Organisation. Therefore, it was decided during the 5th WARN Conference that an election to choose permanent Board Members to replace the interim Board will be conducted during the 6th WARN Conference.
The purpose of WARN is to enhance the capabilities of East and South East Asian wildlife rescue centres to rescue and conserve wildlife, provide conservation awareness education for the public and advocate minimum standards for wildlife rescue centres. WARN has several objectives, the pursuit of which will help to accomplish its purpose. These objectives are:
- To rescue rehabilitate and release wildlife
- To conduct, encourage and assist public education programmes to highlight wildlife conservation issues
- To conduct relevant research that will assist in the rescue, rehabilitation and release process and hence contribute to the collective knowledge for the species
- To care for and provide good quality of life for rescued animals held in our centres
- To promote camaraderie and cooperation amongst wildlife rescue centres
- To provide a forum in which members can exchange information, share expertise and coordinate activities of common interests
- To support in situ wildlife conservation and research programmes and promote their integration with ex situ programmes in WARN Institutions
- Advocacy and support for implementing effective national and international wildlife conservation laws and policies
WARN is a network of people and organisations in East and South-east Asia that work hands-on with wildlife recue, wildlife law enforcement and or wildlife conservation. The main aim of this network is to work closer together to raise standards of our medical work, animal care, and the control of zoonosis. We aim to increase and ugrade our assistance with law enforcement and wildlife protection in East and South-east Asia.
Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation
Cost: $150 Members, $190 Nonmembers
Prerequisites: None, CE: 15
This is an introductory course for beginning wildlife rehabilitators, or novice and experienced rehabilitators seeking formal education. Lecture topics include: introduction to wildlife rehabilitation, basic anatomy and physiology, calculating drug dosages, handling and physical restraint, thermoregulation, stress, basic shock cycle, initial care and physical examination, nutrition and associated diseases, standards for housing, zoonoses, euthanasia criteria and release criteria.
Lab topics include gavage (tube-feeding), physical restraint, intramuscular and subcutaneous injections, physical exams, limb immobilization and weighing. Lab procedures are performed on cadavers.
Rabies Vector Species Training
Cost: $15 IWRC/OWRA Members, $22 Nonmembers
Prerequisites: None, CE: TBD
This training, taught by Ohio Wildlife Rehabilitators Association, covers current regulations, status of rabies in Ohio, special considerations in RVS rehabilitation, capture and restraint, exposure protocol, testing and species information, and health considerations of raccoons, skunks, foxes, and bats. This workshop, or equivalent, is required by Ohio Division of Wildlife in order to accept rabies vector species for rehabilitation.
Wound and Pain Management
Cost: $105 Members, $125 Nonmembers
Prerequisites: Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Strongly Suggested, CE: 10
Developed specifically for wildlife care professionals, Wound Management provides a systematic review of the physiology and treatment of the most common types of soft-tissue wounds seen in injured mammalian and avian species. Topics include wound assessment, wound types, antibiotic therapy, cleaning and topical agents, bandaging techniques and the physiology and stages of wound healing. Fractures and wound management in herpetiles are not covered in this course. Lab Included.
Pain Management is designed to give wildlife care professionals a working knowledge of the vocabulary and concepts underlying the modern approach to pain management in mammalian and avian species. Topics include the physiology and clinical signs of pain, supportive care techniques, and drug therapy including indications, contraindications and side effects.
Cost: $65 Members, $85 NonMembers
Prerequisites: Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Strongly Suggested, CE: 5
Wildlife rehabilitators work with animals that are ill or injured. One risk of our profession is the potential exposure to zoonotic diseases (diseases passed from animals to humans). Rehabilitators are viewed as a community resource due to our extensive outreach and education, and are often turned to for information regarding zoonotic diseases. This course provides information on the risks, prevention, and management of zoonoses, including acting as a resource to the public for information on zoonotic diseases.
An international interdisciplinary conference linked to the Apes and Angels project will be held at the University of Edinburgh on 4-5 December 2014.
Harriet Ritvo Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Louise Hill Curth University of Winchester
Ingrid Tague University of Denver
Juliana Schiesari University of California, Davis
Karen Edwards University of Exeter
Peter Edwards University of Roehampton
Richard Almond Independent scholar
Susan Wiseman Birkbeck, University of London
We are currently calling for papers.
Apes and Angels is a research group at the University of Edinburgh with a focus on human-animal relations in the early modern world, (c. 1500-1859). It was set up in the summer of 2012 and involves members of staff from across the humanities, the creative arts, science and veterinary medicine.
Our common interest lies in investigating the nature of “human” and “animal” in Europe, both within the historical and contemporary contexts.
One of the early goals of the project is to establish the extent, and explore the potential, of materials within the University’s collections to address our theme. Initial findings have turned up a wealth of sources – not only in the Special Collections of the Library, but also at the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, within the Natural History Collections and at the Anatomical Museum.
We have also been working closely with the National Museum of Scotland, who acquired the University’s oldest natural history collections in the mid-nineteenth century.
Minding Animals International Incorporated (MAI) provides an avenue for the transdisciplinary field of Animal Studies to be more responsive to the protection of animals. It is recognised that animal protection in this context encapsulates environmentalism, animal liberation, animal rights, wildlife protection, animal welfare and animal justice (in no particular order of importance).
MAI aims to enable discourse between the various interests within this rapidly developing transdisciplinary field in ways that will improve the status of non-human animals and alleviate nonhuman animal exploitation. As such, MAI facilitates research in Animal Studies as a conduit of non-governmental politics and action. MAI acts as a bridge between academia and advocacy and is a network of more than 3,000 academics, artists, activists and advocates, dedicated to the study and protection of all planetary life through the advancement of Animal Studies.
The Minding Animals Conferences have the following major recurring themes and objectives:
- To reassess the relationship between the animal and environmental movements in light of climate change and other jointly-held threats and concerns;
- To examine how humans identify and represent nonhuman animals in art, literature, music, science, and in the media and on film;
- How, throughout history, the objectification of nonhuman animals and nature in science and society, religion and philosophy, has led to the abuse of nonhuman animals and how this has since been interpreted and evaluated;
- To examine how the lives of humans and companion and domesticated nonhuman animals are intertwined, and how science, human and veterinary medicine utilise these important connections;
- How the study of animals and society can better inform both the scientific study of animals and community activism and advocacy; and
- How science and community activism and advocacy can inform the academic study of nonhuman animals and society.
The Minding Animals Conference (MAC) as a concept was devised to advance the emerging transdiscipline of Animal Studies (also known as Human Animal Studies, Animals and Society, and Critical Animal Studies) both within the academy and the broader community. The overriding objective, therefore, will be to continue to do this.
Animal Care Conference (ACC) is a collaborative conference between the California Animal Control Directors Association (CACDA), the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), and the State Humane Association of California (SHAC). The ACC brings together all types of professionals who work in California’s shelters to share issues and experiences, network and learn from one another.
The ACC program is structured to allow each attendee to select educational sessions that are pertinent to their role in the animal shelter profession. Unique to the ACC, the conference offers four tracks: Behavior and Training, Field Services, Shelter Management, and Shelter Medicine. Attendees may choose from sessions which provide shelter-specific training, expose them to new theories and best management practices, or expand their understanding of animal behavior and veterinary medical treatment.
ACC presenters are experts in their fields and attendees will leave each session with practical information on how to address their communities’ animal issues. The ACC is the one essential conference for animal shelter professionals, from intake specialists to veterinarians.
Meatout is the world’s largest grassroots diet education campaign. We’re asking dedicated activists to hit the streets the week before March 20th, asking the public to pledge to eat a more compassionate diet for one day — Meatout!
Meatout is an international observance helping individuals evolve to a wholesome, compassionate diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains. The purpose is to expose the public to the joys and benefits of a plant-based diet, while promoting the availability and selection alternatives to meat and dairy in mainstream grocery stores, restaurants, and catering operations.
Meatout has grown explosively since its inception in 1985 to become the world’s largest annual grassroots diet education campaign. Thousands of caring people in all 50 U.S. states and a host of other countries welcome Spring with colorful educational events. These range from simple information tables, exhibits, and cooking demonstrations to elaborate receptions and festivals. Visitors are asked to “kick the meat habit on March 20 (first day of spring) and explore a wholesome, nonviolent diet of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
Several mainstream health advocacy organizations, including the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute, Johns Hopkins University, and the American Heart Association, have since launched their own campaigns to promote consumption of plant-based foods.
Meatout reflects national trends:
• Mainstream health advocacy organizations and the official government publication “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” tout plant-based foods.
• Over 30 million Americans have explored a meat-free diet.
• One in five teens thinks vegetarianism is “cool.”
• National beef and veal consumption have dropped by 25 and 70%, respectively.
• Major manufacturers and retailers are marketing meat-free and dairy-free meals.
• Several national fast food chains are offering veggie burgers and several major baseball parks are selling veggie dogs.
Someone has to save the planet, the billions of innocent animals, and humanity from hunger, disease, war, violence, and climate change — and it won’t be the people telling you to eat “humane”, free-range, cage-free, organic, grass-fed “meat”, dairy, fish, and eggs. It WILL be the people attending the Los Angeles area World Vegan Summit & Expo.
World-Renowned Speakers, Thinkers and Doers, Movers and Shakers, Activists and Academics, Authors and Advocates, Athletes and Chefs Come Together to Create A Vegan World and Support Abolition of the Use of Animals
Music, Food, and Fun
Our planet is at a turning point. The massive global migration underway now from countryside to cities will demand huge investments in energy, water, materials, waste, food distribution, and transportation over the next 25 years. If the right investments are made now, this unique opportunity will be the catalyst for dramatic changes in the built environment and the fight against carbon emissions and climate change.
Animal agriculture releases 51% of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. According to a UN report, that’s more than all of the world’s transportation combined! Animal protein requires eight times more fossil fuel to produce than the same amount of plant protein and over half the total amount of fresh water consumed in the U.S. goes to irrigate land to grow feed for farmed animals. Less water is needed to produce a full year’s worth of food for a plant-based diet than to produce only one month’s worth of food for a diet containing animal products. The single most effective way to go green is to adopt a vegan diet.
Save The Frogs Day is the world’s largest day of amphibian education and conservation action. On Save the Frogs Day 2014, our supporters held 270 events in at least 30 countries, directly reaching over 17,000 participants. Please get involved and help spread the word so we can make Save the Frogs Day 2015 even more successful!
In an effort to raise awareness of the plight of amphibians, the scientific community has declared Saturday, April 25, 2015, the 7th Annual Save the Frogs Day. On this day we encourage the appreciation and celebration of amphibians by people from all walks of life. Only a small proportion of our public is aware that frogs are disappearing, and amphibian conservation efforts will not be successful with an un-informed public. Our goal is to make the amphibian extinction crisis common knowledge, and Save the Frogs Day is our best way to make this happen!
Please be sure to register your event, no matter how big or small it is. Afterwards, please email email@example.com with your five best event photos! If you can’t participate in Save the Frogs Day, please give a tax-deductible donation or fundraise for the frogs, and help us spread frog awareness to the furthest reaches of the planet. Together we can SAVE THE FROGS!
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World Turtle Day was created as an annual observance to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world. Susan Tellem and Marshall Thompson, founders of American Tortoise Rescue (ATR), advocate humane treatment of all animals, including reptiles. Since 1990, ATR has placed about 3,000 tortoises and turtles in caring homes. ATR assists law enforcement when undersize or endangered turtles are confiscated and provides helpful information and referrals to persons with sick, neglected or abandoned turtles.
“World Turtle Day was started to increase respect and knowledge for the world’s oldest creatures. These gentle animals have been around for about 200 million years, yet they are rapidly disappearing as a result of the exotic food industry, habitat destruction, global warming and the cruel pet trade,” says Tellem. “We are seeing smaller turtles coming into the rescue meaning that older adults are disappearing from the wild thanks to the pet trade, and the breeding stock is drastically reduced. It is a very sad time for turtles and tortoises of the world.”
Tellem says, “We have heard from organizations throughout the world that are also hosting World Turtle Day, including India, Australia and many other countries.”
Tellem and Thompson note that experts predict the complete disappearance of one of the world’s oldest creatures within the next 50 years. They recommend that adults and children do a few small things that can help to save turtles and tortoises for the next generation:
- Never buy a turtle or tortoise from a pet shop as it increases demand from the wild.
- Never remove turtles or tortoises from the wild unless they are sick or injured.
- If a tortoise is crossing a busy street, pick it up and send it in the same direction it was going – if you try to make it go back, it will turn right around again.
- Write letters to legislators asking them to keep sensitive habitat preserved or closed to off road vehicles, and to prevent off shore drilling that can lead to more endangered sea turtle deaths.
- Report cruelty or illegal sales of turtles and tortoises to your local animal control shelter.
- Report the sale of any turtle or tortoise of any kind less than four inches. This is illegal throughout the U.S.
“Our ultimate goal is to stop the illegal trade in turtles and tortoises around the world. Our first priority here in the U.S. is to stop pet stores and reptile shows from selling illegal hatchling tortoises and turtles,” says Thompson. “We also need to educate people who are unfamiliar with their proper care about the real risk of contracting salmonella from turtles. Schools and county fairs are no place for turtles. Wash your hands thoroughly every time you touch a turtle or its water, and do not bring turtles into homes where children are under the age of 12.”