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Announcement :: Organizing
Rally/Forum for Animal Rights March 13, 14
08 Mar 2005
National Animal Protection Experts, Celebrity Activists and Others Committed to Ending Animal Cruelty to Gather in Boston for Farm Sanctuary's Farm Animal Forum and Rally.

DETAILS:

Farm Sanctuary, a leading farm animal shelter and advocacy organization, is hosting its Farm Animal Forum in Boston, March 13-14 to address the elimination of factory farming cruelty. The Forum comes to Boston at a time when two bills are currently in play at the Massachusetts State Legislature that would ban the force feeding of ducks for foie gras production and eliminate confinement in veal crates for calves and gestation crates for breeding pigs.

Media are invited to attend two key events during the Forum - the Sunday evening "Cowtail" party social and the Rally Against Factory Farming the following morning. Speakers at the forefront of today's farm animal protection movement that are available for interviews include Gene Bauston, president of Farm Sanctuary, Wayne Pacelle, chief executive officer of the Humane Society of the United States, Carter Luke, vice president of humane services at the MSPCA, lauren Ornelas, executive director of Viva! USA, Holly Cheever, D.V.M., vice president of AVAR and NYSHA, Brenda Davis, R.D., noted vegan nutritionist and Michael Greger, M.D., Farm Sanctuary's Chief Investigator of Mad Cow Disease. In addition, Farm Sanctuary welcomes celebrity activists, Corey Feldman and Persia White of UPN's top-rated sitcom, "Girlfriends." as special guests for these events.

WHAT:

Cowtail Party Social/ Rally Against Factory Farming

WHEN:

Sunday, March 13, 5 to 7 p.m./Monday, March 14 10 a.m. to Noon

WHERE:

Boston Marriott Copley Place/ Start at Boston Commons & End at the State House

Farm Sanctuary, the nation's largest farm animal rescue and protection organization, operates two shelters in Orland, CA and Watkins Glen, NY and has rescued and placed hundreds of abused farm animals. With a membership of over 100,000 people, Farm Sanctuary runs several advocacy campaigns and educational outreach projects. More information can be found at: http://www.farmsanctuary.org

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Re: Rally/Forum for Animal Rights March 13, 14
08 Mar 2005
Following the workshop and rally against factory farming animal abuse, please join us for the worldwide protest against the Canadian harp seal slaughter, on Tuesday, March 15th !
There is a growing list of organizations that are joining forces to strengthen the chance of stopping this annual seal "hunt." This unified opposition is comprised of many groups with a variety of missions and strategies - but all agreeing that the seal hunts must end immediately and permanently!

One of the major strategies of the Opposition is to shine the international spotlight on Canada by staging a worldwide protest and boycotting imported seafood. The protest is being held on Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at Canadian embassies and consulates and other locations around the world. Please see the information below for the Canadian consulate and the contact information for the HSUS (The Humane Society of the United States)
The Humane Society is acting as overall coordinator for the International Day of Action - if you have any questions please contact:
Andrea Cimino protect-seals (at) hsus.org
http://www.hsus.org/
http://www.protectseals.org/

The above information was obtained from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society web site:

http://www.seashepherd.org/

The Consulate General of Canada
Three Copley Place, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02116
USA

(Copley Square, corner of Dartmouth and Boylston Streets, Copley stop on the MBTA Green Line)

Tel: (617) 262-3760, Fax: (617) 262-3415
e-mail: boston.commerce (at) international.gc.ca

Canadian consulate territory:
Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont (other: Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon)