For Immediate Release
World-Renowned Experts to Gather in Washington for National Conference to End Factory Farming
Congressman James P. Moran, Whole Foods Market Co-CEO John Mackey, Food and Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter, “China Study” Author Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Many More Join Forces to Combat Abuses of Modern Animal Agriculture
WASHINGTON - Join Farm Sanctuary as they bring together more than 30 world-renowned experts from the environmental, public health, and animal welfare movements for their first-ever National Conference to End Factory Farming: For Health, Environment and Farm Animals. For more information, visit www.factoryfarmingconference.
WHAT: National Conference to End Factory Farming: For Health, Environment and Farm Animals
WHEN: October 27-29, 2011
WHERE: Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel in Arlington, VA
WHO: U.S. Congressman James P. Moran(D-VA)
John Mackey; Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market
Elizabeth Kucinich; Director of Government Affairs for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
Wenonah Hauter; Executive Director, Food and Water Watch
Dr. T. Colin Campbell; World’s leading diet and disease researcher and best-selling author of “The China Study”
Bryan Walsh; TIME MagazineSenior Writer and Columnist
Gene Baur; Farm Sanctuary President and Co-Founder
Dr. Joel Fuhrman; Board–certified family physician, best-selling author, and one of the country’s leading nutritional researchers
Wayne Pacelle; HSUS President and CEO
Richard Wood; Chair of Keep Antibiotics Working Coalition
Dr. Michael Greger; Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at HSUS
Jonathan Balcombe; Animal behavior expert and best-selling author of Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good and Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals
Dr. John Ikerd; Professor emeritus of Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri, Columbia
Lester Friedlander; Former USDA slaughterhouse inspector
Dr. Noam Mohr; Adjunct professor of Physics at New York University
HIGHLIGHTS: The conference program features a Thursday night welcome reception, plenary sessions and panel discussions on Friday and Saturday, and a Friday banquet dinner. Panels will cover a wide range of factory farming-related topics, including climate change, public health risks, the emotional lives of farm animals, and the economics of industrial animal agriculture. There will also be Q&A sessions, author book signings and a full exhibit hall.
REGISTRATION: For more information and to register, please visit: www.factoryfarmingconference.
Factory farming photos and/or images of farm animalsare available upon request.
Farm Sanctuary is the nation's leading farm animal protection organization. Since incorporating in 1986, Farm Sanctuary has worked to expose and stop cruel practices of the "food animal" industry through research and investigations, legal and institutional reforms, public awareness projects, youth education, and direct rescue and refuge efforts. Farm Sanctuary shelters in Watkins Glen, N.Y., and Orland, Calif., provide lifelong care for hundreds of rescued animals, who have become ambassadors for farm animals everywhere by educating visitors about the realities of factory farming.