Texas Humane Legislation Network’s 4th Annual Legislation, Education and Advocacy Conference will be held September 28th and 29th, 2012, at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, 111 Cesar Chavez, in Austin Texas 78701.
The conference kicks off Friday with a tour of the Texas State Capitol followed by a Welcome Reception Boat Cruise and Bat Watching. Saturday’s schedule is packed full of great presentations from animal welfare advocates including Katie Jarl of HSUS, Jessica Johnson of the ASPCA, TDLR’s Deputy Executive Director Brian Francis, Paula Bacon (former Kaufman mayor), and Julie Caramante of the Equine Welfare Alliance, to name a few. They’ll be talking about horse slaughter, puppy mills, legislation, advocacy, THLN’s 2013 legislative agenda, and more.
The Honorable Eddie Lucio III, Texas House of Representatives, will present "What to Expect for the 2013 Legislative Session" at lunch on Saturday. The conference wraps up that evening with a semi-formal dinner and awards presentation and this year’s keynote speech by Ledy VanKavage, the Senior Legislative Attorney and National Manager of Best Friends Animal Society’s Pit Bull Terrier Initiative. Her presentation will include hot topics in animal law and legislation and trends that can, and will, affect the welfare of Texas animals now and in the future.
This conference is perfect for animal rescuers, shelter workers, animal control officers, animal law attorneys, animal protection organization volunteers, students, veterinarians, and anyone who cares about animal welfare and wants to get involved. Registration is only $130 if done online by September 9th – $140 afterward.
For more information, or to register, visit the event website.