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Animal Handling Conference to Offer Session Covering Lessons Learned from Activist Activities

Friday, September 7, 2018

(North American Meat Institute)

Michelle Pardo, partner, Duane Morris LLP, and Cindy Buckmaster, Ph.D., director, Center for Comparative Medicine and associate professor, molecular physiology and biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine, will lead a session about current tactics animal welfare activists are using and best practices to address these at the Meat Institute's annual Animal Care and Handling Conference for the Food Industry , October 18-19, 2018, in Kansas City, Missouri. The workshop is the leading animal welfare educational opportunity for meat companies, their customers and those involved in the production and management of livestock and meat products. The conference is designed to help companies improve animal handling and regulatory compliance, and will offer an overview of the most current humane handling and stunning practices. Conference breakout sessions are segmented into beef and pork, poultry and audit tracks. A draft agenda is available here .

The conference is co-sponsoerd by American Association of Bovine Practitioners, American Association of Meat Processors, American Meat Science Association, Animal Agriculture Alliance, Canadian Meat Council, Chicago Midwest Meat Association, Consejo Mexicano de la Carne, Food Marketing Institute, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, National Dairy FARM Program, National Grocers Association, National Milk Producers Federation, National Pork Board, National Pork Producers Council, Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization, Inc., Southeastern Meat Association and Southwest Meat Association.

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