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17 October 1999  Issue


Animal Protection of New Mexico, Inc. (APNM) is uniting the state's animal activists and caring individuals for their 1999 Conference for the Animals. The event is scheduled for November 5, 6, 7 at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center on Carlisle Blvd in Albuquerque. The conference aims to strengthen effective animal activist networks, as well as educate the public about issues affecting domestic and wild animals.

Prominent speakers include:
- Roger Fouts, co-director of the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute of Ellensburg, Washington, caretaker of the sign-language speaking chimp Washoe, and author of Next of Kin;
- Steven M. Wise, animal rights attorney, professor of the first animal rights course at Harvard University Law School and soon to be published author of Rattling the Cage - Towards Legal Rights for Animals;
- Gary Kowalski, minister, president of the Unitarian Universalists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and author of The Souls of Animals and Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet;
- Alan Green, journalist and author of Animal Underworld: Inside America's Black Market for Rare and Exotic Species, a just released four-year investigation of the trafficking of animals unwanted by the nation's zoos, labs, and theme parks;
- Linda Hogan, acclaimed Chickasaw poet and novelist, raptor rehabilitation volunteer, author of the awarded Mean Spirit and co-editor of Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals.

The three-day conference will provide seminars on legal rights for animals, wildlife and wilderness, vegetarianism, animal overpopulation, animal disaster planning, intro to animal rights, as well as Native American animal/environmental activists. The event will conclude with Linda Hogan participating in a special panel of diverse regional experts who will discuss assaults on the region's wildlife and the wilderness they depend on for survival. Vegan food will be served.

Contact APNM at 505-265-2322 for a complete agenda and registration form or visit

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