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8 August 1999 Issue

Fourteenth Annual International Compassionate Living Festival 1999

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 1 - 3

Four Points Hotel Raleigh Crabtree
4501 Creedmoor Road (70 West)
Raleigh, North Carolina 27612

Coordinated by The Culture and Animals Foundation



7:30 - 9:00 pm - Books at Quail Ridge
3522 Wade Avenue
Ridge Road Shopping Center
Readings and Signings

Nancy Olson's Book at Quail Ridge is Raleigh's premiere independent book store. Howard Lyman and Susan McElroy will read from their important - and importantly different - works. And books by other Festival participants will be available for signing. Truly a night to remember.


7:45 - 8:45 am - Registration: Four Points Hotel (Crabtree), 2nd Floor

8:45 am - Welcome and Announcements - Jean Hollowell

9:00 - 9:50 am - Tom Regan "The Animal Rights Debate"
The philosophical foundations of animal rights have evolved from a long conversation among moral philosophers. Tom Regan examines the "why" and "how" in this review of some of the most important voices still speaking to the issue.

10:00 - 10:50 am - Richard Ryder "Animal Rights in Historical Perspective" Richard Ryder is the major historian of animal rights. Here he shares his knowledge of the movement's recent successes, and some of its disappointments, in Great Britain.

11:00 - 11:50 am - Joanne Stepaniak "What Does 'Being Vegan' Mean?" Author of The Vegan Sourcebook and numerous vegan cookbooks, Joanne Stepaniak explains why being vegan involves much more than what we do (and don't) eat.

12:00 - 1:00 pm - Lunch

1:30 - 2:20 pm - Michael Nagler "Animal Rights, Human Wrongs:
A Gandhian Perspective." Founder of the Peace Conflict Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of America Without Violence, Michael Nagler brings his deep understanding of Gandhi's ideas to the current debate about violence in the name of animal liberation.

2:30 - 3:20 pm "Ending Fur"
The name "J. P. Goodwin" is synonymous with the international anti-fur campaign. The founder and executive director of the Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade (CAFT), he describes what needs to be done to end this barbaric practice.

3:30 - 4:20 pm Susan McElroy "Animals as Teachers"
The author of the New York Times best sellers Animal as Teachers and Healers and Animals as Guides for the Soul, Susan McElroy explores the deeply personal, spiritually significant relationships may people, herself included, have with animals.

6:15 - 7:15 pm Vegan Dinner

7:15 - 7:50 pm Raffle and Awards

8:00 - 9:00 pm Howard Lyman "A Mad Cowboy's Story"
Perhaps most famous for standing trial with Oprah Winfrey against the Texas Cattlemen's Association, Howard Lyman tells the inspiring story of how a former cattle rancher could walk away from financial prosperity and dedicate his life to protecting animals, saving the envrionment, and insuring justice for people.


Breakfast (on your own)

9:00 - 9:50 am Susan Jones "Pricing The Priceless Pet: A Study In Animal Value"
Our emotional attachment to our animal friends has a history. Susan Jones, who teaches history at the University fo Colorado (and who also happens to be a veterinarian), asks how this emotional bond came to be embedded in consumerized America after World War I.

10:00 - 10:50 am Jonathan Balcombe "Teaching Better Science Without Harming Others"
Currently Associate Director for Education, Animal Research Issues, The Humane Society of the United States, Jonathan Balcombe as published numerous scholarly publications on why animals do not need to be harmed so that students might learn.

11:00 - 11:50 am Carl Phillips "Science and Vegetarianism: Poisoning The Well with Bad Information"
The Director of the Sci-Veg project (, Carl Phillips is a professor at University of Minnesota's Center for Environment and Health Policy. Known for his insistence on "getting the facts right," Carl explains what we lose if we don't.

Final Thoughts - Rhondi Elliott


LECTURES: For those who wish to attend only some of the lectures, an admission fee of $6.00 for each lecture is payable at the door. Students and Senior Citizens free.

PAYING BY CHECK: Except for hotel reservations, which must be made directly with the Four Points Hotel, all other reservations should be paid by check, payable to The Culture and Animals Foundation, 3509 Eden Croft Drive, Raleigh, NC 27612. Phone: 919-782-3739. Fax: 919-782-6464.

LUNCH: Saturday's Vegan Lunch is $12.00 per person. Reservations must be received by September 29, 1999.

DINNER: Saturday's Vegan Dinner is $25.00 per person. Reservations must be received by September 29.1 999.

TOTAL PACKAGE: (Limited Availability): The Total Package includes:
* Admission to all lectures
* Both Saturday Lunch and Dinner
* Two free raffle tickets
* Special free gift

Current CAF Members $80.00
Others $90.00

Conference reservations must be made by September 29, 1999. Sorry, no refunds or reservations after September 29, 1999

LODGING: Hotel reservations must be made by those who wish to stay at the Four Points Hotel. Telephone the Four Points Hotel at 1-919-787-7111. All major credit cards accepted. Discount rates assured for reservations made by September 10, 1999. To insure discount rates, mention the Festival. Special Rate: $70.56 per night (tax included).

AIR TRANSPORTATION: For those who prefer to travel by air, discount rates are available through Frances Kerr at Hickory BeeLine Travel, 919-782-1900 or 800-845-1054.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION: Free shuttle service is available from the airport to the Four Points Hotel. Courtesy phones are located in the baggage claim area of the RDU International Airport. Shuttles leave on the hour and half hour, except between noon and one o'clock.



Current CAF Member $80.00 Non-CAF Member $90.00

Street ________________________________________________________

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Payment must be received by September 29, 1999


For those who wish to reserve meals only (Lunch, Dinner, or both) lease complete the form below. Payment must be received by September 29, 1999. All meals are vegan.

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Now in its fourteenth year, the International Compassionate Living Festival is organized by the Culture & Animals Foundation, with help from the Triangel Vegetarian Society, and the North Carolina Network for Animals. The ICLF brochure was made possible with the help of Thomas Cook (printing) and Marion Bolz.

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