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Tilonia, Rajasthan, India, 1997.


International Conferences





International Environmental Conference at the "Bare Foot College" in Tilonia, Rajasthan, India, 1997, in which 140 countries participated.  Behind Anthony Marr were the other presenters of the session, covered in four languages by the interpreters in the white booths.


Tilonia, Rajasthan, India, 1997.

The whole conference's only tiger preservationist speaking.

Tilonia, Rajasthan, India, 1997.

Women's circle"; men may listen.  The local villager in pink said, "Tonight, I'll be beaten by my husband, for breaking our village law forbidding women to speak in public, but seeing that all other women here have this right, I claim it for myself.  So let my body be beaten tonight.  My spirit will soar."


1997 - AM speaking as a campaign director of Western Canada Wilderness Committee (WCWC - 25,000 members) on Save the Tiger day, Vancouver.


Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India, 1999.  AM was in the seat of honor, because the TV documentary "Champions of the Wild - Bengal Tiger" was filmed at Bandhavgarh National Park.  To AM's left was the park director.  To his right was volunteer Anne.

Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India, 1999.

At the end of AM's speech, a park official signed up 26 villages for trying out solar cooking technology, as a means to slow down or halt deforestation.

Mad Cow Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2004, Cory Davis introing AM, whose topic was "The Dangers in Factory Farming".

Mad Cow Madness Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2004. 

On the subject of Mad Cow Disease, AM's MO was "cram-and-present".

Mad Cow Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2003

AM never uses notes in speeches as a rule.  This was one of his weaker moments.


The leading citizens of the San Francisco Bay area.



Animal Rights National Conference, Washington, DC, USA, 2004.

The session was "Campaigning overseas".  The man in black was Nick Hensey of Sea Shepherd, who spent more than a month at Taiji, tangling with dolphin killers.




Animal Rights National Conference, Washington, DC, USA, 2004.

The session, in the main hall, was "Engaging Media". 

"To get TV coverage, you needing something new.  But something new is new only once in one place.  Do it again, and they won't come.  You have to be creative every time."

Animal Rights National Conference, Washington, DC, USA, 2004.

Engaging Media was shared with Karen Dawn of Dawn Watch and Howard Lyman the Mad Cowboy. 

Animal Rights National Conference, Washington, DC, USA, 2004.

Animal Rights National Conference, Washington, DC, USA, 2004.


Kristal Parks is a truly amazing woman, and has done many remarkable things, including sacrificing her freedom for following her heart, which is always in the right place.  Her latest act of self-giving was nothing short of stunning.  When Ringling Bros came to Denver in 2004, Kristal conducted a water-only hunger strike inside a cage, beside a sign saying "ELEPHANTS LOVE FREEDOM TOO", until Ringling finally left town.  Day 13 was her lucky day.  See www.KristalParks.com, www.PachydermPower.org


Vegetarian Summer Fest, PA, USA, 2004.

AM had the honor of sharing the podium with Dawn Moncrief of FARM, and Caryn Hartglass of Earthsave International.


AM with Vivianne Nantel @ AR2005 - www.VivianneNantel.com -

who goes to India to introduce animal rights to the enormous Indian spiritual community.  She is AM's "goddess".  AM has had the privilege of being invited to attend one of Vivianne's TV interviews.  It was - divine.  Vivianne will be speaking at AR2006


Jill Robinson, who has devoted her life to the animals in China, www.AnimalsAsia.org, with whom AM had the pleasure of sharing the podium 4 times at the AR2005 Conference.  One of AM's heroines.  "This means one of the top ten women in the world.  Jill, you are one in a billion!"


Giving one of his six speeches at Animal Rights National Conference, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2005, including the plenary titled "Compassion Into Action", preceded by Jill Robinson's presentation - a hard act to follow.


Anthony Marr will be speaking at






Compassion For Animals
Action Symposium

Presented By: VegEvents
March 7-9, 2003

Tampa, Florida
University of South Florida

Marshall Center, Ballroom

*Hear experts in Animal Ethics, Vegan Nutrition and Environmental Issues
*Enjoy Great Vegan Meals * Visit the Exhibit Hall
*Network with Like-Minded Individuals & Form Friendships that will last a Lifetime!

Speakers (so far)

+ Don Barnes, (API) Animal Protection Institute
+ Andrew Butler, (PETA) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
+ Brenda Davis, RD, (C.A.R.E.) Vegan Nutritionist, Author, “Becoming Vegan”
+ Karen Davis, PhD, (UPI) United Poultry Concerns
+ George Eisman, RD, Vegan Nutritionist, Author, ”The Most Noble Diet”
+ Dr. Michael Greger, MD, Vegan Nutritionist, Author, “ Heart Failure: Diary of a Third Year Medical Student
+ Steve Hindi, (SHARK) SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness
+ Kevin Jonas, (SHAC-USA) Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty
+ Anthony Marr, (C.A.R.E.) Compassion for Animals Road Expedition
+ Ric O’Barry, (WSPA) World Society for the Protection of Animals
+ Wayne Pacelle, (HSUS) Humane Society of the United States
+ Lt. Sherry Schlueter, (Animal Cruelty Division) Broward County Sheriffs Department
+ Paul Shapiro, (COK) Compassion Over Killing
QUESTIONS? Contact Event Coordinator: Chas Chiodo @ 386-454-4341
[email protected]



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AR 2004 Conference Update


The conference will be held on July 8-12 at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel in Vienna, VA, just outside the Washington Beltway. This facility is larger than our previous ones and offers reduced room rates and more amenities, including free dog beds. A thousand participants are expected.

Sixty speakers representing fifty organizations have already signed on. They include Steve Best, Lawrence Carter Long, Karen Davis, Karen Dawn, Caryn Ginsberg, Michael Greger, Alex Hershaft, Steve Hindi, Elliot Katz, Howard Lyman, Anthony Marr, Jim Mason, lauren Ornelas, Dan Piraro, Norm Phelps, Heidi Prescott, Sherry Schlueter, Paul Shapiro, Paul Watson, and Zoe Weil.

The program structure will be similar to those of past years, but more punchy, allowing more time for socializing and networking. The program will begin with the opening reception and plenary on Thursday evening and close with the Sunday evening banquet. A number of post-conference activities including lobbying, demonstrations, seminars, and special interest meetings are planned by several groups for Monday, July 12.


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Central Florida Mensa / Free Inquiry




A New Model of the Universe

and the

Human Destiny




Anthony Marr.


Anthony Marr will be in Orlando on a book tour. He has

developed a theory that he calls Omniscientific Cosmology. He describes it as a scientific cosmological system that incorporates the biological and sociological sciences in addition to the conventional physical sciences in its construction, which makes it at once a new science-based philosophy capable of providing radically new answers to the ancient philosophical questions.


University Unitarian Universalist Society, 11648 McCulloch Rd: From Univ. Ave. go north on Rouse Rd. 1.0 mi; east on McCulloch Rd. 0.5 mi.



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Mad Cow Madness Symposium

Howard Lyman and Anthony Marr

When: Sunday March 28, 2004 from 11PM-4PM


Where: SF County Fair Building Main Auditorium, Golden Gate Park - at 9thAvenue and Lincoln Way
11AM - Quick and Easy Menu Alternatives, with Kay Bushnell
12PM - Free Samples, Free Recipes, Free Veggie Burgers
12:30PM - Anthony Marr - Dangers of Factory Farming
1:15PM - Michele Simon - The Politics of Meat Safety
2PM - Keynote Speaker, Howard Lyman - The Mad Cowboy
This event is Co-sponsored by:
The Animal Place
Center for Informed Food Choices
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Varnashram Community, Inc
Voice for a Viable Future


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Over 1,000 activists in one place at the same time! What fun, what joy, what inspiration!!!!!

Speakers include:

  • Howard Lyman

  • Jim Mason

  • Zoe Weil

  • Anthony Marr
  • Karen Davis
  • Michael Gregor
  • Steve Hindi
  • Paul Watson
  • Steve Best
  • and many more

for information go to: http://www.ar2004.org/


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Animal Rights Whirlwind!

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Nearly 800 animal rights activists from throughout the U.S. and several other countries packed the Sheraton Premiere Hotel near the nation's capital on July 8-12, 2004 to map the movement's national strategy for the coming year.

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The Animal Rights 2004 National Conference featured more than 80 speakers from 60 groups representing every faction of the movement. They presented in 70 sessions, including keynote addresses, briefings on various forms of animal abuse, workshops on organizing and outreach skills, 'rap' sessions, and campaign reports.

and ...

If you don't know about the Compassion for Animals Road Expedition, get the skinny on the CARE TOUR, a seven-month project that covered 40 states. See and read about this amazing project in its new website HOPE-CARE.org which contains 2,500 digital images of the tour and the hundreds of participating activists, as well as excerpts from the field journals of CARE campaigners Anthony Marr and Brenda Davis.

*Those with dial-up internet connections, be aware: the images on the site are HUGE and take quite a while to load in, but it's worth it!

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This excerpt is from April 2004:

"2004-04-03-6 (In RV in the driveway of Mike and Gina Myers in Talent (near Ashland), OR, 168398 km. Our drive from San Francisco to here was by I-5 and uneventful. We arrived at the Meyers' about as expected, and were warmly received.

I gave my tiger slideshow at the local library of Ashland. Only 4 people came, "Ah well," thought I, "we're winding up the tour. So, what the hell." And I gave a hearty presentation to the four, one of whom being Mike Meyers, our giant of a host who dwarfs even the 6-foot-plus Cory.

Upon our return, we found Janette, PETA's second in command, there visiting. We socialized for awhile. After that, Cory and I went playing chess in the RV. In mid-game, Mike came knocking, and we invited him to sit down on my bed. He quite casually made an offering I found hard to believe, but even harder to refuse. US $100,000 for my next trip to India, on the condition that he goes as a volunteer as well. He stuck out his hand, and I had to ask more than once, "Are you serious?" His hand did not waver, so I took it and shook it. Cory just sat there dumbfounded. Mike shook his hand too. I welcomed Cory to come to India as well. He did not say yes or no, at least not at the moment. So, the CARE tour is ending not with a whimper, but with a bang."

Anthony Marr and CARE campaigner Cory Davis both spoke at the AR 2004 conference just a couple of weeks ago.

These people are really putting themselves and animal rights out there and we're proud to introduce their efforts to you!

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AM, 60, and Cory, 16, did have the 6 in common, and had lots fun.  AM coached Cory in chess, and won every game in the beginning, but towards the end of the tour, Cory got back a few.

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Saving Lives - One Bite at a Time -- April 2006


The discounted $120 registration fee for the historic Animal Rights 2006 National Conference in the nation's capital ends on May 15.

You can now register online through our new Conference Community System (CCS) as well as by calling 888-FARMUSA or by sending a check with the Registration Form to FARM/AR2006, 10101 Ashburton Lane, Bethesda MD 20817.

The CCS, open to all AR2006 registrants, speakers, and exhibitors, is designed to greatly enhance your conference experience by communicating with other registrants in a cyber setting.

The Conference Program is rapidly taking shape. Thursday plenary provides a history of our movement and reviews of recent progress and prospects in key areas. Friday plenary hosts a discussion of movement priorities and tactics and eyewitness accounts of Katrina animal rescue, Sea Shepherd's battles for seals & whales, and the SHAC trial.

Observance of our movement's 25th anniversary is scheduled for the Saturday plenary, with a 25-minute video of major activities and reminiscences by movement veterans. The Sunday Awards Banquet will features winners of the Animal Rights Hall of Fame, Grassroots, Youth, and Celebrity Awards.

The Conference will be held August 10-14 at the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, a suburb of Washington DC. This is our most attractive venue since we started hosting national animal rights conferences in 1981. It is located on a small lake and a botanic garden, and runs a free shuttle to the Metro.

Conference Sponsors and Supporters include FARM, In Defense of Animals, Animals Voice , VegNews , Vegetarian Times, Animal Acres, E Magazine, Satya, and DawnWatch.

Please visit our website, then register online or at 888-FARM-USA


AR2006 Stars

  This space features key speakers at this  summer's Animal Rights 2006 National Conference in DC.

Lorri Bauston has been active in our movement since 1981. She founded Farm Sanctuary in 1986 and Animal Acres in 2005. She will be speaking on animal sanctuaries organizing, and fund raising at AR2006.

Anthony Marr founded the HOPE-CARE Foundation to preserve biodiversity, marine mammals, and Bengal tigers. He travels and speaks extensively on these topics and will be doing that at AR2006.

What is FARM

FARM is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) public interest organization that advocates vegan eating and humane treatment of farmed animals. To learn more about our national programs, visit us on the web.

FARM is supported by donations from caring folks like you. Because our staffers get reduced or no compensation, our overhead is below 5%, and your donations go directly to support our programs.




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