Humane Canada's National Animal Welfare Conference
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Victoria Convention Centre, Victoria, BC

Humane Canada's National Animal Welfare Conference (NAWC) is an annual professional development and community-building event for anyone who works with, cares for or advocates for animals. It is Canada’s  biggest and best-attended animal welfare conference.

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“The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court - A Book Talk with Richard Lazarus”
Yale Law School, New Haven, CT

Harvard Law Professor Richard Lazarus will speak about his new book, The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court (Harvard University Press, March 2020). The Rule of Five tells "the gripping inside story of how an unlikely team of lawyers and climate activists overcame conservative opposition -- and their own divisions -- to win the most important environmental case ever brought before the Supreme Court."

Richard Lazarus is the Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law at Harvard University, where he teaches environmental law, natural resources law, Supreme Court advocacy, and torts. He has represented the United States, state and local governments, and environmental groups in the United States Supreme Court in 40 cases and has presented oral argument in 14 of those cases. His primary areas of legal scholarship are environmental and natural resources law, with particular emphasis on constitutional law and the Supreme Court.

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*This is a Brooks Animal Studies Academic Network (BASAN) affiliated event.

Frontiers in Animal Law & Technology
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Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts

The Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy is celebrating the 25th class in the M.S. program in Animals and Public Policy with a weekend conference exploring relationships between the rapidly transforming worlds of technology and animal law. To be held the weekend of April 24-26, 2020 at the Tufts Medford campus, the conference will focus on two areas – animal law and biotechnology, and animal law and the internet. The choice of topic for the symposium reflects the growing impact of law and policy on animals, the rapid changes in technology that are revolutionizing the relationship between the world’s human and non-human residents, and the crucial role that MAPP alumni are playing in creating this new world for animals.

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Caribbean Animal Welfare Conference
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San Juan, Puerto Rico

Over the years, Caribbean Animal Welfare Conferences have been held with the aim of improving the lives of animals in the Caribbean and Central America. Our last conference was in 2015. Five years later we have the opportunity to assess our progress, examine emerging issues, and look toward the future of animal welfare in the Caribbean.
 

The conference will bring together individuals, government officials, and organizations interested in improving the welfare of Caribbean animals for three days of intensive learning, sharing and networking. The conference sessions will address topics ranging from population management to disaster preparedness, wildlife rehabilitation, and emerging issues in the region. Presentations and discussions will enhance our understanding and reinforce the importance of animal welfare and protection issues for feral populations, community animals and wildlife. Most importantly, CAWC offers participants a way to stay connected with international, regional and local organizations working on similar issues across the Caribbean. Share your stories. Learn practical strategies and approaches you can use.

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Using Local Legislation to Protect Animals: Prohibiting Circuses and Traveling Shows That Exploit Animals Webinar
Online Webinar

Learn how wild animals are exploited in circuses and traveling shows, and how you can help! The first part of this webinar focuses on the cruelty and safety issues surrounding the use of wild animals in live performances, as well as a round-up of existing state and local laws already prohibiting these inhumane shows. During the second half of the webinar, attendees will learn how to actually pass a local law prohibiting the use of wild animals in circuses in their own city or county. Animal Legal Defense Fund Campaigns Manager Elizabeth Holtz will walk you through the steps to passing a ban, as well as share tips that can be applied to any local legislative campaign.

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Animal Care Expo 2020
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San Antonio, TX

Animal Care Expo is the largest and lowest-priced international educational conference in the animal welfare field—you won't find a better value for your money. Experts from all aspects of animal welfare come together from across the globe to learn about the latest programs, share best practices, gain inspiration and build lasting connections.

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Animals on the Mind 4.0
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University of Denver, Denver, CO
Humane Communities: Diversity, inclusion and welfare in human-animal-environment interactions

The Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC) and Green Chimneys are proud to present our 4th biennial Animals on the Mind conference, Humane Communities: Diversity, inclusion and welfare in human-animal-environment interactions, at University of Denver on May 14-15, 2020!

Humane Communities optimize healthy connections between people, other animals and the environment. There is an inextricable link between the health and welfare of these living systems, spanning from relationships providing mutual benefit to those creating detriment for one or all. It is critical to examine how human-animal relationships reflect cultural values, diversity, inclusion and welfare from various perspectives. This conference will feature social justice-informed research findings and practice models for a culturally responsive approach to the development of humane communities.

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Animal Rights: Advocacy and Academia
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National University of Ireland Galway

This symposium will address the academy’s comparatively recent focus on animal rights and consider the relationship of that academic interest to the practice of advocacy for nonhuman animals. With the aim of investigating how animal advocacy and animal scholarship can support and inform each other we will explore the kinds of questions that we could (and perhaps should) ask of the tradition of animal studies, think about the limits and responsibilities of a pedagogy of animal studies, and examine the relationship between scholarship and animal advocacy.

Animal Law Symposium: Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Join the Animal Legal Defense Fund for The Animal Law Symposium: Los Angeles. This day-long event will provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from the top voices within the animal law community, including local experts! Participants will also be invited to attend a social reception after the program concludes where they can meet and mingle with the presenters and other attendees.

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Emerging Scholars Workshop in Law, Animals and Society
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The University of British Columbia-Okanagan (UBCO), Kelowna, British Columbia

Hosted by the Animals & Society Research Initiative (University of Victoria) and supported by the Brooks Animal Studies Academic Network and the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law & Policy

The Animals & Society Research Initiative at the University of Victoria is delighted to invite submissions for its Emerging Scholars Workshop in Law, Animals, and Society from law students, graduate students, and early-career scholars focused on socio-legal analyses aimed at producing positive interventions for animals in law and society. The Workshop is intended to be a premier socio-legal and critical animal forum where emerging scholars can receive close attention to their animal-centered work and benefit from productive feedback in view of publication from experienced scholars in the field. The Workshop is also designed to be a forum to enable participants to engage closely with the work of their peers and interact with senior scholars in a smaller setting. It is an event aimed at nurturing the next generation of socio-legal scholars and scholarship in animal rights, law, and policy through inspiring conversations and connections and generating scholarly community.

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