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Free Screening of The Ghosts in Our Machine

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The Animal Legal Defense Fund-Los Angles (ALDF-LA) is hosting a free screening of the documentary The Ghosts in Our Machine on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., which will be followed by a special Q&A with Jo-Anne McArthur, the main human subject featured in the film. The Ghosts in Our Machine is described as

a multi-award winning documentary by Liz Marshall that illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. Through the heart and photographic lens of acclaimed photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, we become intimately familiar with a cast of non-human animals. The film follows Jo-Anne over the course of a year as she photographs several animal stories in parts of Canada, the U.S. and in Europe. Each story is a window into global animal industries:  Food, Fashion, Entertainment and Research.

A reception featuring complimentary vegan hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine will precede the screening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the theatre, The Arena Cinema, 1625 N. Las Palmas Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028.

If you would like to attend the screening, please RSVP to Stefanie Wilson at swilson@aldf.org.

THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE – THEATRICAL TRAILER from THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE on Vimeo.

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2014 in animal rights, announcements, screening

 

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Free Screenings of The Paw Project Documentary

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Don’t miss the upcoming screenings of the documentary The Paw Project, which will be held on the following dates and times:

OCTOBER 18 – 24
Pasadena’s Laemmle Playhouse 7
673 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

OCTOBER 19 at 11:00 AM, OCTOBER 20 at 11:00 AM
Laemmle Monica Theatre
1332 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

The Paw Project documentary is an inspiring David and Goliath story of a grassroots movement to protect felines, both large and small, from the cruelty of declawing and how the movement has prevailed despite the efforts of well-funded professional veterinary associations to thwart the movement.

In the United States today, approximately 25% of domesticated cats are declawed. Declawing is the amputation of the last bone in a cat’s toes. Despite the physical and behavioral harm inflicted on cats who are declawed, many veterinarians continue to recommend the procedure — which costs upwards of $1,200 per hour — even for very young kittens.

These are animals we love, and with whom we share our homes. Why aren’t we being told the truth of what the declawing procedure involves? What goes on when the vet takes our beloved companions in the back of the veterinary clinic? The Paw Project documentary chronicles the happy and unexpected twist of fate that led to the protection of many animals through the grassroots advocacy led by Dr. Conrad and The Paw Project.

The Paw Project (2012) – Official Trailer from Paw Project on Vimeo.

 

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Free Screening of Blackfish with Filmmaker Q & A

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SPECIAL EVENT: FREE SCREENING OF BLACKFISH WITH FILMMAKER Q & A TO FOLLOW

WHEN:   Thursday, October 10, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: UCLA, James Bridges Theater, Melnitz 1409

Please join CNN Films, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and UCLA Law’s Animal Law Society for a free screening of the documentary Blackfish. This hard-hitting film has been garnering Oscar buzz for its riveting inside look into the 2010 killing of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau by a 12,000-pound orca, Tilikum, and the lives of the orcas who live and perform at SeaWorld. The screening will be followed by a Q&A panel discussion with Blackfish filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite and a representative from the Animal Legal Defense Fund, who will discuss the reality behind the performance and legal efforts to combat the suffering of orcas in captivity.

Don’t miss this special event! To RSVP for the event, please contact blackfish@sunshinesachs.com and provide your name and the number of people who will be attending with you. Seating is limited, so please RSVP today. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you!

Directions and Parking

There is a $12.00 fee for parking, in Lot 3. From Hilgard Ave. enter the east side of campus at Wyton Dr.

Make an immediate right turn onto Charles E. Young Dr. East and signs will direct you to Parking Structure 3.

From the ground level of Structure 3, enter the underpass (or from the street level cross Charles E. Young Dr. North and proceed down steps) and walk straight alongside Melnitz and Macgowan Halls.

Turn left at the plaza and proceed to the courtyard of theaters.

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2013 in animal rights, announcements, screening

 

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Support the Animal History Museum

AHM friendraiser announcementThe Animal History Museum is the first museum dedicated to understanding and celebrating the human-animal bond. Want to learn more? The Animal History Musuem invites you to come hear about their plans, ask questions, and celebrate with them as they raise a glass of champagne to formally kick off their 2013 fundraising campaign!

When: Friday, January 11, 2013 | 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Armory Center for the Arts | 145 N. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA
Tickets: $50.00 per person

To order tickets or make a donation, please visit: http://animalhistorymuseum.eventbrite.com/

Questions? Email the museum at info@animalhistorymuseum.org

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2012 in announcements

 

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The Paw Project: A Documentary

The UCLA Animal Law Program is proud to announce its screening of the documentary The Paw Project, which will be held at the UCLA School of Law (Room 1420) on October 24, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Paw Project documentary is an inspiring David and Goliath story of a grassroots movement to protect felines, both large and small, from the cruelty of declawing and how the movement has prevailed despite the efforts of well-funded professional veterinary associations to thwart the movement.

The Paw Project

In the United States today, approximately 25% of domesticated cats are declawed. Declawing is the amputation of the last bone in a cat’s toes. Despite the physical and behavioral harm inflicted on cats who are declawed, many veterinarians continue to recommend the procedure — which costs upwards of $1,200 per hour — even for very young kittens.

These are animals we love, and with whom we share our homes. Why aren’t we being told the truth of what the declawing procedure involves? What goes on when the vet takes our beloved companions in the back of the veterinary clinic? The Paw Project documentary chronicles the happy and unexpected twist of fate that led to the protection of many animals through the grassroots advocacy led by Dr. Conrad and The Paw Project. We invite our readers to watch the trailer for The Paw Project documentary [VIDEO].

The screening will be followed by a panel presentation and Q&A session, featuring an exciting panel of speakers, including: filmmaker Dr. Jennifer Conrad, editor Allan Holzman, and David R. Ginsburg, Executive Director of the UCLA Entertainment, Media, and Intellectual Property Law Program. Detailed biographies of our speakers are provided below. Admission to the conference is free; parking is $11.00.

Directions to the UCLA School of Law:
Take the 405 to the Sunset Boulevard exit.
Sunset Boulevard (east) to Hilgard Avenue, turn right.
Follow Hilgard Avenue to the Westholme Drive (second light) entrance to the campus.
Turn right on Westholme Drive.
The parking kiosk is immediately on the right.
Please tell the attendant that you are attending an event at the Law School, and you will be directed to the nearest available parking lot (most likely Lot 2).

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Gary L. Francione to Speak at the Jain Conference on Bioethics

On Friday, August 24, 2012 from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m., Distinguished Professor of Law and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law and Philosophy at Rutgers University School of Law Gary L. Francione will be giving a presentation entitled, “Jainism and Vivisection: The Problems of Moral Relativism, the Defense of Self/Others, and Consequential Analysis” as part of the Jain Conference on Bioethics, to be held at Claremont Lincoln University. Please see the flyer below for additional details about the conference.

To register for this FREE conference, please visit the Claremont Lincoln University’s Jain Studies website at http://jain.claremontlincoln.org/2012-conference-2/registration/.

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2012 in announcements, philosophy

 

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2012 National Animal Law Competitions at UCLA Law!

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UCLA Law School is honored to announce that we will be hosting the National Animal Law Competitions (NALC) in the spring of 2012! This prestigious national competition has been held successfully at Harvard Law School for the past 8 years, but Harvard’s prediction of building construction constraints next spring became our wonderful opportunity to bring students from law schools all around the country to compete here at UCLA Law. The Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark, in collaboration with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, has a history of designing thoughtful and timely legal problems that involve all kinds of animal law issues. And, importantly, this event brings together students, practitioners, and judges to consider these important topics. The final round of competition will be open to the public and will give all of us in the Los Angeles area an unusual opportunity to hear the competition finalists present to distinguished judges their arguments about an interesting animal law problem.

 

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