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25 August 1999 Issue


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 included.

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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