"Effective Advocacy: Protecting Animals, People and Our Planet"

October 29, 2012 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (already occurred)
Converse Hall, Cole Assembly Room

Ten billion land animals are raised for food in the U.S. every year. The vast majority are raised on factory farms, large-scale industrialized operations that pollute the environment and treat animals more like widgets than creatures capable of suffering.

Although the task of protecting people, animals and the planet from factory farming seems daunting, savvy advocates, legislators, consumers, scholars, farmers, environmentalists and everyday citizens are making an impact. These vocal opponents of factory farming make it clear that our fates are inextricably entwined and what is good for animals is also good for people and the environment. Join us on Oct. 29 to learn about the impact factory farms have on animals, our planet and ourselves and then learn how you can make a difference.
This lecture is presented by Alexis Fox, Massachusetts state director, and Joshua Balk, director of corporate policy for the Humane Society of the United States.

Additional Info

This event is open to the public.

Contact Info

Ms. Diana E. Cruz (Dina)
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