Outlines of Anthony Marr’s 6 speeches @ AR2011 conference:
7/22, 9:20 AM: New Issues for Animal Liberation (plenary speech)
Animal liberation of course means freeing animals from cages, and from direct abuse, but it also means freeing them from the ultimate denial of their most basic right, the right to exist. Extinction. There are 3 things that threaten their survival: direct killing, direct destruction of habitat, and the upcoming devastating effects of runaway climate change. Mass extinction due to climate change has occurred at least once before – the End-Permian Extinction 251 million years ago, which exterminated 85% of all species on Earth. The current conditions are right for another one. Does “L.H.” mean anything to you? If not, and even if it does, you must hear what Anthony Marr has to say about it.
7/22, 11:32 AM: Individual Activism
The Power of One. Anthony Marr has been described as a “one man revolution” by academics aware of his revolutionary thinking, speaking and writing, and a “one man wrecking crew” by the media that covered his anti-hunting road tour in which he debated large groups of hunters up to 120 at a time over 30 times throughout British Columbia over a period of 2 months. One way or another, Anthony Marr is an individual activist, which most activists are in their own beginnings. He was honored with the Henry Spira Grassroots Activist Award at the AR2010 conference, not for no reason.
7/22, 5:04 PM: Wildlife Campaign Reports
Wildlife is the Cinderella of the Animal Right’s movement, as well as in law, which gives domestic animals a small through measurable amount of protection, but practically none for wild animals. Just as tough is the Anti-Hunting movement, which few animal rights activists take on. And even fewer ARAs work on wild habitat preservation, leaving it to the environmentalists. Anthony Marr will speak on both killing and habitat destruction, and what is being done to counteract them.
7/23, 4:01 PM: Global Issues Affecting Animals
Other than global climate change, which will affect animals worldwide big time, the leading global issues affecting animals include habitat destruction, deforestation, desertification, ocean acidification, hunting, poaching, overfishing, the wildlife trade, feed-shortage for domestic animals, the need to downsize the animal industry, and the possible rise of abusive politicians like Sarah Palin.
7/24, 4:02 PM: Forging Coalitions
Anthony Marr is the founder and president of the Global Anti-Hunting Coalition, and of course the coalition had to be forged, and is still being forged. In just a year and a half, the online membership of the Coalition has grown to 5400, and through his organizing and executing his 7 CARE tours, Anthony Marr has developed a direct personal contact list of well over 1000 leading ARAs, all of whom he has met and worked with in the course of his 7 Compassion for Animals Road Expeditions (CARE-tours).
7/24, 5:02 PM: Movement Networking
Since 2003, Anthony Marr has conducted 7 Compassion for Animals Road Expeditions (CARE tours), each covering 30-44 states in 4-7 months. In the course of organizing and executing these tour, he has directly communicated with thousands of key people online, and met and worked with hundreds of key activists in real life. As well, he has spoken at the AR Conference every year since 2004, where networking effortlessly take place.
And don’t forget the Friday night meet-and-greet party in the lobby either!
Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)
http://www.DearHomoSapiens.blogspot.com (AM’s 3rd-book-in-the-making)