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Vegan Veterinarian Dr. Armaiti May speaking at Aster's Ethiopian
We have a special opportunity that has come up on short notice. Vegan Veterinarian Dr. Armaiti May of California is currently doing a speaking tour around the country, and in two days she'll be coming through Austin on her way from Houston to Dallas. We've made special arrangements to have her come speak this Tuesday evening, March 1st, at 7pm, at Aster's Ethiopian (http://www.astersethi..., a great restaurant that serves lots of vegan options.
She plans to speak on a number of topics depending on the interests of those in attendance, including current issues and campaigns of interest in the animal rights movement, the benefits and risks of vegan diets for dogs and cats, her experiences in vet school regarding animal use in the curriculum, and general activism and vegan outreach to the public. There'll also be a Q and A at the end.
Please take the opportunity to come hear a very active member of the animal rights advocacy community with a unique perspective share her insight. RSVP by sending an email to my email address at this link: http://www.vegnetaust...
You can read about Dr. May in her bio below, or visit her website at http://www.drmayvetho...
Armaiti May, DVM has volunteered as an animal rights advocate for the past decade. A 2005 graduate of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Armaiti helped coordinate a surgery training wetlab using ethical-source cadavers from a willed body donation program as an alternative to the school’s terminal surgeries, which were subsequently replaced with humane surgical training. Before attending veterinary school, as a UC Berkeley student Armaiti successfully campaigned the dorm cafeterias to improve the vegan options and put on several vegan food giveaway events such as MEATOUT. Armaiti currently organizes a Los Angeles based animal rights meetup group which does regular vegan outreach leafletting. Dr. May is house call veterinarian for dogs and cats in the Los Angeles area and she plans to have her own vegan-friendly integrative veterinary practice that incorporates animal advocacy into the practice.