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Sunday, July 29 • 10:15am - 11:30am
Compassion Without Borders: Fighting Animal Cruelty Worldwide

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Meat, fur, and other animal derived products move easily across borders, along with ideas and practices relating to the treatment of animals, so animal protection campaigns must also be global.  Drawing upon examples from the campaigns against factory farming in developing countries/emerging economies, the trans-continental effort to halt the slaughter of seals for fur, and local programs to protect companion animals in China, this workshop showcases an array of strategies (including influencing international trade and investment policies, and utilizing on-line communication tools) to foster compassion worldwide.  Participants will be invited to examine their responsibilities and roles in protecting animals outside of their country.

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Rebecca Aldworth

Executive Director, Humane Society International/Canada For fourteen years, Rebecca has been a firsthand observer of Canada's commercial seal slaughter, escorting more than 100 scientists, parliamentarians and journalists to witness the killing. Rebecca was one of the principle architects... Read More →

Michael Baker

World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)
Chief Executive, World Society for the Protection of Animals
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Irene Feng

Cat and Dog Welfare Director (China), Animals Asia Foundation Irene Feng is driving Animals Asia's Friends or Food campaign to end dog and cat eating and related animal-therapy projects. Through these groundbreaking programmes, Animals Asia is working to end the terrible cat and... Read More →

Chetana Mirle

Director, Farm Animal Welfare, Humane Society International Chetana Mirle, Ph.D. is the director of HSI’s Farm Animals department. In addition to overseeing HSI’s campaigns against factory farming in India, Brazil, Mexico, and Costa Rica, and helping to build the capacity of... Read More →

Sunday July 29, 2012 10:15am - 11:30am EDT

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