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Laws Affecting Farm Animals by Patricia Welty, and a Potluck

  • Friends Meeting House 4500 Kensington Ave. Richmond Va. (map)


Friends Meeting House, 4500 Kensington Ave. (Kensington & Commonwealth Aves.)

VSR Members, no charge; non-members, $3.00

6:00 p.m. potluck; 7:00 p.m. program

Federal Laws:

The Animal Welfare Act

Humane Slaughter Act

Twenty Eight Hour Law of 1877

The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA)

Ag--Gag laws (efforts to silence activists)

State Laws:

Farm animals exempt from anti-cruelty provisions

Current focus on banning cruel practices such as gestation crates

Patricia Welty received her J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law. She has lived and worked in the DC area much of her life. Following her work as a paralegal specialist in the Wildlife Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division of DOJ Patricia worked as a contract attorney in DC. She founded and currently runs a group called A Vegan Life, an organization dedicated to promoting awareness of the plight of animals raised for food and the benefits to our health and the environment of a plant--based diet.

For information and reservations call 344-4356 or email Please bring your own place setting, serving utensil, beverage and recipe. Vegan preferable.