Tomorrow, the USDA is hosting an animal-welfare conference on “The Polarization of Animal Welfare and Animal Rights Issues: Good or Bad for the Animals?” in Washington, DC. Part of the USDA’s Future Trends in Animal Agriculture Symposium, the conference will feature talks and debates from speakers such as Paul Shapiro, senior director of The Humane Society of the United States; Adele Douglass, executive director of Humane Farm Animal Care; and Miyun Park, executive director of Global Animal Partnership. Topics of discussion include “The Pros and Cons of the Egg Industry/HSUS Agreement,” “Congressional Concerns about Antibiotics in Animal Feed,” and “Cooperation, Ballot Initiatives, and the Humane Agenda.”
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