Overcoming Ourselves and Winning Change For Animals

Speaker: Nick Cooney, Director of Education Mercy for Animals
Time: Saturday, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Room: H3010

Those of us who want to create a better world for animals face enormous obstacles. The forces of habit, culture, religion, politics, and evolution work more against us than for us, not to mention the trillion dollar industries which stand in our way. Despite that, some advocates and advocacy organizations are succeeding at sparing the lives or reducing the suffering of hundreds of millions of animals per year—and their momentum is increasing. This talk will look at why and how that is happening, and discuss how one of the biggest hurdles to achieving such success is overcoming ourselves.