The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is holding
its annual Conference on Captive Wildlife on September 9 and 10 in
Sacramento. The conference will be held on the hotel/riverboat Delta
King (Front Street, Old Town Sacramento, (916) 444-KING)
Featured speakers include Will Travers of the Born Free
Foundation; Dr. Teresa Telecky of the HSUS; Roger and Debbie Fouts of
the Chimpanzee Human Communication Institute; Dr. Ron Kagan of the
Detroit Zoo; Linda Goldston of the San Jose Mercury News (author of the
5-part series on surplus animals and zoos); Chris Wolf of the Fund for
Animals; Colleen Kinzley of the Oakland Zoo; Mark Berman of Earth Island
Institute; Dr. Susan Solarz of Congressman Sam Farr's office; Kim Sturla
of Animal Place and the Fund for Animals; Ed Matovcik of Congressman
Mike Thompson's office; Don Nottoli of the Sacramento County Board of
Supervisors; Arwen Chenery of State Senator Patrick Johnston's office;
and many more.
The conference will feature a special panel on teaching
students about captive wildlife issues, chaired by David Bryan, Director
of New Roads Schools in Los Angeles. There will be also be a special
panel on legislation for animals (local, state and federal). We'll also
be discussing the bill Congressman Farr and PAWS will be introducing
this September -- the Captive Elephant Accident Prevention Act.
Conference registration is $85 for two days
(non-members) and $70 for PAWS members. The fee includes a vegan lunch
on both days.
There is a one-day fee of $45.
Students can attend for $35 (both days) but lunch not
For registration schedule and brochure, email us at this
address or call (209) 745-2606.
For room reservations, call the Delta King directly at
the number above. Be sure to mention you are attending the conference
(to receive your discount room rate.)
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