Last weekend Katelin, Joseph, and Jessika attended the Animal Rights National Conference in Washington, DC. We were just three of 1,600 attendees from around the world.
The Opening Ceremony on Thursday was uplifting. It was amazing to see so many animal rights activists gathered in one place to learn about how they can help animals. The Opening Plenary included “Animal Rights Yesterday & Today (Historical development, differing philosophies)” Presented by Alex Hershaft and Lisa Kemmerer. We’ve come a long way thanks to the activists before us, and we have a long way to go. But progress is happening and we’re saving more animals than ever!
Below are summaries of what we learned throughout the first full day of the conference on Friday, July 31st. Check back over the next few days for wrap-ups of Saturday and Sunday sessions. Each summary is written by the volunteer who attended the session. If you’d like to learn more about the speakers referenced in this summary, see the Conference Speaker List.