Local advocacy event exposes animal exploitation

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Local advocacy event exposes animal exploitation

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Liberation BC is hosting the Vancouver Animal Advocacy Camp at the WISE Hall in Vancouver on May 21 to May 22, 2016. The event aims to strengthen the animal advocacy movement by building empowered and passionate communities of activists to end injustices perpetrated against all animals. Representatives from the animal rights community will speak about their campaigns to raise awareness about the plight of farm animals.


Speakers include dedicated animal rights activists like Anita Krajnc, the co-founder and co-organizer of Toronto Pig Save. Anita is an outstanding activist who continues to stand up for the rights the most vulnerable beings in our society, animals used for food consumption. Anita recently faced charges for giving water to pigs headed to slaughter, but she has not let the law get in the way of her commitment to protecting animals.

Film maker Gary Charbonneau will talk about his work on exposing the Vancouver Aquarium’s rescue and captivity program. Gary directed and produced the ground-breaking documentary Vancouver Aquarium Uncovered, which is critical of the Aquarium’s treatment of whales and dolphins. He won a partial victory in the BC Supreme Court against the Aquarium’s attempt to take the documentary off the internet.

Anna Pippus, the Director of Farmed Animal Advocacy with Animal Justice, will speak about farmed animal law issues. Her efforts have contributed to ground-breaking animal cruelty charges and raids and policy reform. Amanda Schemkes, staff attorney with the Civil Liberties Defense Center in the United States, will speak about her work, which includes supporting grassroots communities that are fighting to protect the earth and its inhabitants and the No New Animal Lab campaign.

The speakers’ line-up includes a neuroscientist, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society volunteers, professors, writers and more. A full list of speakers is available on the Animal Advocacy Camp website.

Location and event details:

The Animal Advocacy camp will be held at the WISE Hall at 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver.
May 21 9am to 5 pm; May 22 9am to 6 pm. Tickets purchased online by Saturday, May 14th include breakfast and lunch ($62.70 for both days). Tickets are also available without food at the event ($10/day).

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