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SCCAA Presents: Paul Shapiro VP for HSUS: Forging Progress for Farm Animals

Due to unforseen circumstances this Meet up has changed the date to Sunday 1/27 at 4 PM at the same location.

Another FREE talk for the activist
Sponsored by Santa Clara County Activists for Animals!
Forging Progress for Farm Animals
A discussion with Paul Shapiro, Vice President at
The Humane Society of the United States
Join Paul Shapiro, HSUS’s vice president of farm animal protection,
to learn about the most pressing issues facing farm animals in the U.S.,
the progress being made to help them, and easy ways we can all help.
Q & A to follow.
In the front meeting room
Please park in the parking lot across the street from the church
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Santa Clara County Activists for Animals

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Paul has been "fighting in the trenches" for the sake of the animals for a long time. His presentation was polished. It was insightful to hear his "take" on the importance of choosing "winnable goals". Obviously, there is merit in doing that--at least part of the time. We cannot be lulled into complacency by recent "baby step" successes--ground-breaking though they may be, however. The importance of attaining the long-term goals for the sake of our fellow creatures and well as for our own physical and spiritual health is monumental. We must have enough resolve and commitment to overcome the $$ and the incredible political power of "The Dark Side". Also, we must put a lot of effort into helping to persuade people that other beings do not need to suffer and to die so that we can live. We have to do this educating without pontificating, of course. As Alicia Silverstone said, the best thing that we can do is to simply "glow" (or as I like to say, "glow--don't gloat!")

    1 · January 29, 2013

  • Ellen

    It's so easy to become bitter and cynical about the animal rights movement. Paul brought up good points that I hadn't considered before and focused on the positive. For instance, McDonald's decision to source pork from farms that don't use gestation crates. That's HUGE, and I'm glad that McD's felt enough pressure to make that decision. Keeping animal issues in peoples' faces is imperative, even if the advances come in the form of baby steps. Some day people will look back in horror at how animals were treated in the past.

    1 · January 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was an interesting talk and I really enjoyed it. I think he is a very good speaker with excellent presentation skills. Most audience stayed 2 hours to the end of Q&A session, so I assume they felt the same. Especially, I was impressed how he persuaded people by focusing on their movement's "win"s instead of explaining the value of reducing animal cruelty itself. As for me, I was already switching to vegetarian for my own health benefit, but it was interesting to know that there was such an aspect (i.e. saving animals) of vegetarian diet.

    January 27, 2013

    • Paris

      Hey good news!! It is on Presidents are probably off! If not the traffic will be light!

      January 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great! I marked my calendar.

      January 28, 2013

  • Mike S.

    I was enjoying it so much, I'm really sorry that I just had to leave at 5:30. But I was glad that others could stay and continue with the Q/A.
    Many thanks to Paris for organizing this event. Also to Ryan for interfacing with the Quakers, for picking Paul up from the airport, and for taking pictures during the event. And to Lisa for MC'ing.
    -- Mike

    January 27, 2013

    • Paris

      ...and to you Mike for being such a good greeter!

      January 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    CAPTIVATING !! It gave me hope. it made me feel good about all this if just for a fleeting moment. It's another wonderful connection to a human being who is making this world better. I am so glad I was able to attend.

    January 27, 2013

    • Paris

      Yes Patsi it was all very informative...I am so pleased you were able to make it too. It was a great turnout...a full house! I hope you feel better too.

      January 27, 2013

  • Paris

    Awesome...clarified so many things for me...

    January 27, 2013

  • Paris

    For those of you unaware of Paul Shapiro:

    January 13, 2013

  • Paris­ changed the date and time from Monday, January 28, 2013 at 7:15 PM to Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    January 9, 2013

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