Animal Writes
From 25 April 2004 Issue

Empty Cages: The Nineteenth Annual International Compassionate Living Festival

Friday, October 1 Sunday, October 3, 2004
Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center
4700 Emperor Blvd
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Produced by the Culture and Animals Foundation and the Institute for Animals and Society

Conference Program
Friday, October 1

5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Registration, exhibits, and bookstore open
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Welcome vegan buffet
7 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Opening Remarks
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Sue Coe, artist and author, Dead Meat

Saturday, October 2

8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Vegan breakfast buffet
8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Registration, exhibits, and bookstore open
9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Animals in Agriculture: A Critical Overview by David Wolfson, Esq., author, Beyond the Law
9:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. Animals in Agriculture Advocacy Panel led by Gene Bauston, Farm Sanctuary, with Jim Mason, author, An Unnatural Order; Lauren Ornelas, Viva!USA; and Kim Sturla, Animal Place
11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. - 12 noon Animals in Education and Science: A Critical Overview by Ray Greek, MD, Americans for Medical Advancement and author, Sacred Cows and Golden Geese
12 noon - 2 p.m. Vegan lunch followed by Animal Rights and Political Action by Dr. Robert Garner, University of Leicester and author, Animals, Politics and Morality, and Animal Rights and Social Movements by James M. Jasper, author, The Art of Moral Protest
2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Animals in Education and Science Advocacy Panel led by
Sara Amundson, Doris Day Animal League, with Tina Nelson, American Anti-Vivisection Society; Troy Seidle, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals; and Michelle Thew, Animal Protection Institute
3:15 p.m. - 4 p.m. Companion Animals: A Critical Overview by Michael W. Fox, DVM, author, The Boundless Circle
4 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Break
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Companion Animals Advocacy Panel led by Jane Hoffman, Esq., Mayors Alliance for New York Citys Animals, with Denise Kelly, Avian Welfare Coalition; Becky Robinson, Alley Cat Allies; and Robin Starr, Esq., Richmond SPCA
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Vegan dinner followed by Patrick McDonnell, artist and author, Mutts

Sunday, October 3

8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Vegan breakfast buffet
8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Registration, exhibits, and bookstore open
9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Wildlife: A Critical Overview by Professor Marc Bekoff, University of Colorado, Boulder and author, Minding Animals
9:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. Wildlife Advocacy Panel led by Mike Markarian, The Fund for Animals, with Kim Haddad, DVM, Captive Wild Animal Protection Coalition; Katherine A. Meyer, Esq., Meyer & Glitzenstein; and Wayne Pacelle, The Humane Society of the United States
11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. - 12 noon Empty Cages by Tom Regan, Culture and Animals Foundation
12 noon - 12:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Blessing of the Animals, Duke University Chapel, Durham, NC

For more information please contact:

Kim Stallwood <[email protected]> or
Tom Regan <[email protected]

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