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"Exposing the truth to wipe
out animal experimentation"
Vol. 2, No. 1 - Spring/Summer 2003
AR2003 Conferences –
SAEN leads the fight against vivisection
Every year activists from across the United States
gather for a national animal rights conference, AR2003. This year, for
the first time, two conferences will take place. The first one will be
held in Washington D.C. from June 27th - July 2nd.
A second national conference will be held in Los Angeles from August 1st
At each conference hundreds of people will come
together to be updated on vital campaigns, learn about crucial issues,
and receive training from movement professionals. More information on
the conferences can be obtained from the conference website:
We strongly urge you to be a part of this year’s
conferences. SAEN will be participating in both conferences to help
educate and instruct activists from all parts of the world about animal
experimentation and how to fight it.
Michael A. Budkie, Executive Director of SAEN, will be
presenting parts of seven different workshops at the AR2003 East
conference. An activist with seventeen years of movement experience, Mr.
Budkie has expertise in dealing with the media, investigating research
laboratories, and campaign coordination.
Mr. Budkie will participate in the following
workshops: Researching on the Internet (teaches activists
use of internet resources for various investigations), Research
Campaigns I (a campaign update covering projects like the
Procter & Gamble Boycott, World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week,
etc.), Abusing Our Cousins (exposes the various abuses
perpetrated on non-human primates), Running Effective Events
(discusses the organizing of events from media to objectives), New
Comer Orientation (introduces new activists to a broad spectrum
of issues including vivisection), Effective Tactics for Research
(discusses methods used for attacking the animal experimentation issue),
and Research Projects (a planning session designed to help
assemble actual projects). Mr. Budkie will also address the conference
during the general session titled: "Challenge of Animal Rights".
This talk will emphasize ways that activists can make a real difference
SAEN will also have a literature table at both
conferences. Fact sheets, petitions, and other resources will be
available at the table. If you are attending the conferences, please
stop by to say hello!
The Defender: Vol. 2, No. 1 - Spring/Summer 2003
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