Animal Writes
From 30 March 2003 Issue

AR2003 East Registration Deadline...
From FARM - [email protected]

... is on Monday, March 31. After that, the rate goes up to $140. Dozens of people have already taken advantage of the discounted rate. Don't be left out. If you're still not sure whether you can go it's cheaper to register now and get a refund, if you decide not to go.

Animal Rights 2003 East will be held between June 27 - July 1 at the McLean (VA) Hilton (same place as the past three years), just outside the nation's capital. Animal Rights 2003 West will be held between August 1-5 at the Westin - LAX Hotel in Los Angeles. Nearly 11,000 people are expected at each event.

Please visit for details and registration. To arrange an exhibit, e-mail [email protected] Send a blank e-mail to
[email protected] to join the AR2003 discussion group. The group is designed to improve the quality of the conferences and to provide inquiries on topics not adequately addressed on the website.

The program will include plenary sessions, workshops, 'rap' sessions, campaign reports, videos, and exhibits, as well as Newcomer Orientation, planning meetings, group workouts, Employment Clearinghouse, networking receptions, and Awards Banquet. A number of post-conference activities are scheduled for July 2 in DC and August 6 in LA.

Key speakers scheduled thus far include Carol Adams, Neal Barnard, Alan Berger, Steve Best, Linda Blair, Joseph Connelly, Karen Davis, Karen Dawn, Joyce D'Silva, Michael Greger, Alex Hershaft, Steve Hindi, Elliot Katz, Patrick Kwan, Greg Lawson, Howard Lyman, Jim Mason, Wayne Pacelle, Sherry Schlueter, Lauren Ornelas Sullivan, Peter Singer, Paul Watson, and Zoe Weil.

The two conferences are co-sponsored by the American Anti-Vivisection Society, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Animals Voice, Animal Protection Institute, Dairy Education Board, FARM, Farm Sanctuary, Fund For Animals, HSUS, In Defense of Animals, Lantern Books, L.W. Robbins Associates, New England Anti-Vivisection Society, United Poultry Concerns, Veg News, Vegetarian Times, and Wildlife Land Trust.

Be there for the animals, and do bring your friends!
Alex Hershaft, National Chair, Animal Rights 2003

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