The Animal Agriculture Alliance released a report detailing observations from the Taking Action for Animals Conference, held July 20-23, 2018, in Arlington, Va. The event was organized by the Humane Society of the United States.
“We hope this report along with our report from the 2018 National Animal Rights Conference will help farmers, ranchers, veterinarians and all those dedicated to providing a safe food supply prepare for activist tactics and threats,” said Kay Johnson Smith, Alliance president and CEO.
Among the observations:
- Speakers at the conference focused on how to work with legislators on passing bills that make raising livestock and poultry more difficult for farmers and ranchers.
- Conference attendees were urged to take legislative action at the local level to build momentum for their state.
- Attendees were advised to stay focused on a single issue when meeting with their representative, yet were also encouraged to join forces with environmental activists.
- Attendees were urged to reach across party lines on animal-related issues.
- Also discussed was enacting change through corporate engagement.
The 2018 Taking Action for Animals Conference Report, which includes personal accounts of speaker presentations and general observations, is available to Alliance members in the Resource Library on the Alliance website. The Alliance also has reports from previous animal rights conferences accessible to members on its website.
Source: Animal Agriculture Alliance