You already know how much I love webinars (partly because the word itself is just so darn fun to say). We’ve reported time and time again about wallet-friendly webinars that help animals. Well, ain’t nothing more wallet-friendly than free, and that’s precisely the cost of Paul Shapiro‘s upcoming webinar — Forging Progress for Farm Animals, happening on July 11 from 1-2 p.m. EDT. Paul, who is the Vice President for Farm Animal Protection at the Humane Society of the United States, has worked extensively in pro-animal legislative and corporate campaigns, and is truly a leading expert on this topic. Here’s what the webinar will cover:
Amazing progress has been made on behalf of farm animal welfare in the past few years. At state and federal levels of government and in the private sector, changes have meant millions of animals are no longer suffering in cramped cages. At the same time, in spite of scientific evidence that current standard animal production practices are unhealthy for humans and exact a devastating toll on animals, much remains to be done to improve the lives of these animals. This webinar will give participants an overview of the problems farm animals face; will examine the successful campaigns that have changed producers’ and consumers’ perspectives on farm animal production; and will present opportunities to join in bettering the lives of pigs, chickens, cows and other farm animals.
As you can see, this webinar is clearly primarily about the relatively small changes in living conditions that can be made for farmed animals at policy and legislative levels, not about vegan advocacy. But, whatever your perspective on the tenor of your own particular brand of advocacy, information about what is going on at all different levels is crucially important. Knowledge is power. And it’s rare that animal advocates have the opportunities to take what is essentially a free class led by such a key player in the field. If you’re someone who is passionate about changing the world for animals, and you’re looking to brush up on your talking points — or if you’re new to the world of animal rights and you are hoping to learn a thing or two — take this webinar.
And then say “webinar” three times, really really fast. It’s so fun.