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August 22 - Towards Animal Liberation: A Discussion
The animal liberation movement envisions a world where the interests of all sentient beings are afforded equal consideration. What would such a world look like? How would society have to change to make this possible? Is the animal liberation movement of today using the rights tactics to move society in this direction. Join us for an open, free-form discussion at what may be the most important Animal Rights Forum of the year.

September 26 - THEM: A Look Inside Slaughterhouses -Marjorie Spiegel, Executive Director, Institute for the Development of Earth Awareness (IDEA)
Join us for a slide presentation previewing THEM, Marjorie Speigel's forthcoming book of black-and-white photographs on the slaughter of animals for food. Learn about the tragic reality behind meat production and about how you can help IDEA expose the injustice of slaughterhouses to the world. This encore presentation will feature new photos not yet available at the time of Marjorie's previous Wetlands appearance.
Marjorie Spiegel is co-founder and Executive Director of the Institute for the Development of Earth Awareness (IDEA) and is the author of The Dreaded Comparison, the seminal work comparing human and animal slavery .

October 31- Does the Bible Mandate Compassionate Treatment of Animals? -Dr. Richard H. Schwartz, Ph.D.
What does the Bible teach about the proper treatment of animals? Does the Bible have a pro-vegetarian bias? Does God prefer that people be vegetarians? What about Old Testament portions about animal sacrifices and which animals are kosher? Richard H. Schwartz, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the College of Staten Island, is author of "Judaism and Vegetarianism", "Judaism and Global Survival", and "Mathematics and Global Survival." He frequently speaks and contributes articles on vegetarian and animal rights-related issues. He has over 100 articles on the internet here.
NOTE: The October animal rights meeting will be on the 5th, not the 4th Tuesday of the month.

November 28- Why I No Longer Test On Animals -John Hill Chemist
John Hill, who formerly tested product on animals professionally, will address his growing reluctance over the years to participate in animals tests. Based on experiments he has seen first hand, he will explain why he has concluded that animal testing is scientifically inaccurate and morally indefensible. He will explain the REAL reasons why companies test on animals: protection from lawsuits claiming damages from use of their product and FDA mandates that will not allow required studies in humans on new ingredients until tests (and new formulations in some product areas) have been conducted "proving" the safety of the substance on various animal species.

December 26-"Not Milk!" -Robert Cohen, Executive Director, Dairy Education Board
You are what you eat. But did you know that milk, one of our most common foods, contains hormones that have been implicated as contributory factors in asthma, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, attention deficit disorder, mood swings, depression, and irritability? Is your family in danger from a hormone that was just turned down in Canada and Europe as a result of Cohen's work? Why is that hormone still on the market? And should you be drinking dairy at all?
Robert Cohen, author of Milk: The Deadly Poison, is America's leading expert on the greatest controversy in the history of the Food and Drug Administration, the approval of a genetically engineered growth hormone now in milk, cheese, and ice cream. Robert Cohen's websites can be visited at notmilk.com and hungerstrike.com *Please note that as of January 2000, all Animal Rights Forums will begin at 7PM SHARP! *