By: Patti Strand  Date: 12/16/2004 Category: | Animal Rights Extremism |

Schedule for Sunday, March 28, 2004

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Patti Strand, President, NAIA: Welcome and Introduction

9:00 a.m. Matt Hogan - Deputy Director, US Fish and Wildlife Service: "The need for appropriate management of renewable resources"

9:15 a.m. Wildlife Management Panel
Moderator: Bob Byrne - Wildlife Coordinator, Wildlife Management Institute :
Jim Beers - US Fish & Wildlife Service (Ret.); Wildlife and Wetlands Biologist; Special Agent; Refuge Manager
Stephen Boynton - Attorney; President of the International Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources
Eugene Lapointe, President of World Conservation Trust; former Secretary General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)

10:50 a.m. Break
Lt. Col. Dennis Foster (US Army Ret.) - Executive Director, Masters of Foxhounds Association
Rick Story - Sr. VP and Secretary, US Sportsmen's Alliance
James A. Swan, PhD - Author, Actor and Psychologist

12:30 p.m. Lunch: Simon Hart - Chief Executive, British Countryside Alliance: "The Difficulty of Preserving Rural Lifestyles, Including the Right to Hunt, in the face of Animal Rights Extremism"

1:30 p.m. Biomedical Research Panel
Moderator: Martin Frank, PhD - Executive Director, American Physiological Society
Linda Collins Cork, DVM, PhD - Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Comparative Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine
Robert Speth, PhD - Board Member; NAIA, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Mississippi; Adjunct Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, Oregon Health and Science University; Adjunct Professor of pharmacology and neuroscience at Washington State University
Edward Walsh, PhD - NAIA Board Member; Director of Developmental Auditory Physiology Laboratory at Boys Town National Research Hospital; Professor of Biomedical Sciences Dept. at Creighton University Medical School, Omaha, Nebraska 3:30 Break 3:45 Research Questions

4:15 David Martosko - Director of Research, Center for Consumer Freedom: "Fighting back: beating animal-rights activists at their own game"

4:45 Wrap-up

6:30 Dinner

Schedule for Monday, March 29, 2004

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. William T. "Bill" Hawks - Under Secretary, Marketing and Regulatory Programs, USDA: "The protection of food and agriculture"

8:50 a.m. Teresa Platt - Executive Director, Fur Commission USA: "Family farm security issues in the age of eco-terrorism"

9:10 a.m. James Holt, PhD - Public Policy Consultant, McGuinness, Norris & Williams; Federal Legislative Liaison to the American Kennel Club: "Could canis familiaris be the next endangered species?"

9:30 a.m. Cindy Schonholtz - Vice President, NAIA; Animal Welfare Coordinator, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association: "Animal rights campaigns and the PRCA Animal Welfare program's to insure awareness and the proper care and handling of rodeo animals"

9:50 a.m. Jim Magagna - Executive Vice President, Wyoming Stock Growers Association: "Raising livestock in an era of endangered species paranoia: Are cattle the true endangered species?"

10:10 a.m. Break

10:25 a.m. Panel featuring targets of animal rights- or eco-terrorism
Ron DeFore - Communications Director of Sport Utility Vehicle Owners of America: Protecting American consumers from eco-terror
Kate Roesler - Mink farmer whose family farm was victimized by Animal Liberation Front with damage totally at least $500,000
Ed Walsh, PhD - Research scientist targeted by animal rights extremists
12 Noon Phil Celestini, FBI Supervisory Special Agent to domestic terrorism operations unit: The threat of animal rights extremism

12:30 p.m. Lunch: Jay Lehr, PhD - Science Director, Heartland Institute: "The effect of radical agendas, junk science and propaganda on public policy decisions"

1:30 p.m. Paul Driessen - Author of Eco-Imperialism: Green Power, Black Death; Senior Fellow, Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow and the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise: "The destructive impacts of environmental extremism in the developing world"

1:55 p.m Niger Innis - National Spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality: Eco-Imperialism v civil and human rights.

2:15 p.m. Congressman Collin Peterson - Minnesota, Member, House Agriculture Committee; former Chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus: "Conservationists and Sportsmen can win"

2:30 p.m. Break

2:45 NAIA Trust Workshop: Current Legislative and Legal Proposals

2:50 p.m. Sandy Liddy Bourne - Director of the Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Task Force for the American Legislative Exchange Council; and Rick Story, Sr. VP and Secretary, United States Sportsmen's Alliance: "Animal and Ecological Terrorism Act"

3:50 p.m. Congressman George R Nethercutt, Jr. - Washington State, member of the House Committee on Appropriations and Appropriations Subcommittees of House Agriculture, Interior and Defense: "The Eco-Terrorism Act of 2004"

4:10 p.m. NAIA Trust legal and legislative agenda for 2004

4:30 p.m. Congressman Chris Chocola - Indiana, Member, House Agriculture, Small Business, and Transportation & Infrastructure Committees: "The Stop Terrorism of Property Act, the STOP Act"

4:40 p.m. Wrap up

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Patti Strand - NAIA President

Patti is a recognized expert and consultant on contemporary animal issues, most notably responsible dog ownership and the animal rights movement. She often appears on radio and television and her articles on canine issues, animal welfare, public policy and animal rights have appeared in major US news publications and in trade, professional and scientific journals. Patti and her…

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