By Greg Lawson -
I recently returned from the annual conference Animal
Rights 2003 hosted by the Farm Animal Reform Movement in Washington, DC.
I hope that all who read this article will either immediately make their
reservations for AR2003 West in Los Angeles, August 1 through August 6,
or that you will start saving for AR2004.
This yearly event is not only an incredible learning
experience, it's a time for activists to gain fresh motivation and make
connections with others in the movement. I got together with several old
friends and made several new ones. It was incredible to be surrounded by
hundreds of vegan animal rights activists for a week, so many people
were so very excited to be participating.
Despite the pain that most of us deal with daily in our
work to stop animal suffering, this was a time for us to come together
and celebrate, to learn new ways to advance our work, to network and to
eat. Every day, the restaurant in the McLean, Virginia, Hilton (the site
of AR2003 East) served the most delicious all you could eat vegan
buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Alex Hershaft and his staff at FARM do a wonderful job
of organizing this annual conference and I very much look forward to
Animal Rights 2003 West in August. Hope to meet you there.
Animal Rights 2003
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