NLLSA

Schedule

9:00-10:30

Improving the Odds for Racing Animals

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This panel will focus on the controversies surrounding horse racing and greyhound racing and legal efforts at reform. A recent New York Times article featured the statistic that 24 horses die every week as a result of horse racing. Similarly, some estimate that tens of thousands of greyhounds are killed annually because they are not fit for racing. While many still enjoy watching events such as the Kentucky Derby or betting at the track, others remain uncomfortable with horse doping and the difficulty in finding homes for horses that can no longer race. Our panel will also discuss the health risks concerning animals that race, the efforts to improve the living conditions of racers, the attempts by the horse racing community to improve its image, and the success in getting 38 states to ban commercial dog racing.

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10:45-12:15

Protecting Animal Actors from Harm in Film and Television

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Panelists:

  • Karen Rosa, National Director, Film & TV Unit, American Humane Association
  • Kathy Guillermo, Vice President, Director of Laboratory Investigations, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
  • Jonny Vasic, President, Evergreen Oasis Entertainment
  • Bruce Wagman, Board Member, Chimp Sanctuary Northwest

12:30-1:30    View Video

   Vegan Lunch with luncheon speaker Gary Francione


1:45-3:15

Rethinking the Role of Zoos

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Panelists:

  • Gregory Dennis, Past President, American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Matt Lutz, Sheriff, Muskingum County, Ohio
  • Will Travers, Chief Executive Officer, Born Free Foundation

3:30-5:00

Beneath the Big Top: Legal Regulation of Circuses

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