Sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States, this conference welcomes newcomers to animal protection movement, as well as experienced advocates. Taking Action for Animals will be held July 24-27 in Arlington, VA.
80 speakers, 4 tracks of workshops, vegan meals, and an exhibit hall full of experts. The HSUS says:
- Find out how to end the euthanasia of millions of pets in two special workshops: How to be more effective in promoting spay and neuter and The Shelter Pet Project - a 3 year national public service campaign to encourage adoption.
- Learn the most effective tactics for getting an elected official to listen to your views and then meet with your members of Congress during Lobby Day.
- Learn how to reduce the threat of swine flu and other emerging infectious diseases and prevent a pandemic.
- Meet Ginnifer Goodwin - animal advocate and star of the hit movie "He's Just Not That Into You."
- Enjoy comedian and author Carol Leifer and singer/songwriter Nellie McKay