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  • January
  • February
  • March

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 Month-long   Veganuary
Viva!
Worldwide

   2    National Pet Travel Safety Day
USA

    5     National Bird Day
Born Free USA
USA

    6     ALDF Animal Law Reception at Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting
Animal Legal Defense Fund
San Francisco, California, USA

    10    Save the Eagles Day
USA

    14    Albert Schweitzer's Birthday
Worldwide

    16    Appreciate a Dragon Day
Worldwide

    16    Dian Fossey's Birthday
Worldwide

 16-20  FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Africa
FAO
Nairobi, Kenya

    20     National Penguin Awareness Day
USA

    21     National Squirrel Appreciation Day
USA

 21-29  8th Annual Hawaii Week for the Animals
Animal World USA
Hawaii, USA

    24    Change a Companion Animal's Life Day
Worldwide

 24-25  Rachel Carson on American Experience (Television)
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
USA - television and online

    25    Animal Welfare Student Scholars’ Meeting 2016
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW)
UK

    28    Rattlesnake Apprecation Day
USA

 24-30  World Week for the Abolition of Meat
Worldwide

 27-29  Parrot Festival
National Parrot Rescue and Preservation Foundation
Houston, Texas, USA

   28    Turtle First Aid
Parks and Recreation of Arlington, Virginia
Arlington, Virginia, USA

   30    Indonesian Primate Day
ProFauna
Indonesia/Worldwid

 31  Indiana Humane Lobby Day 2017
Humane Society of the United States
Indianapolis, Indiana USA

 
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 Monthlong  Responsible Pet Owners Month
Worldwide

   1    Arizona Humane Lobby Day 2017
Humane Society of the United States
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

   1    Minnesota Humane Lobby Day 2017
Humane Society of the United States
St. Paul, Minnesota USA

   1    Blood Lions Film Screening
American University Washington College of Law
Washington, D.C., USA

   2    Webinar: Wild News: Sensationalism, Critical Thinking, and Modern Media
The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals
Online

   2    Bioethics and Advanced Care of Companion Animals: Reflections from a Palliative Care Veterinarian
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Center for Animals and Public Policy
North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA

   4-8   The NAVC Veterinary Conference 2017
North American Veterinary Community
Orlando, Florida

   5    National Coalition on Violence Against Animals Coalition (NCOVAA) Meeting (Contact for registration details This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)
NCOVAA
Washington, D.C., USA

 17-19  St. Francis Alliance February Retreat
St. Francis Alliance: Faithful Voices for Animals
White Post, Virginia, USA

  18   World Whale Day
Worldwide

  20   Love Your Pet Day
Worldwide

  22   Maryland Humane Lobby Day 2017
Humane Society of the United States
Annapolis, Maryland, USA

  22   "Animals and the Courts" Event with Jonathan Lovvorn
Animal Studies Initiative New York University
New York, New York, USA

 22-23  AWIC Workshop: Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act
USDA AWIC
Beltsville, Maryland, USA

  24   Animal Welfare at the Intersection of Politics, Profits, Policy and People
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Center for Animals and Public Policy
North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA

 24-25  The “I Am NOT an Animal!” Symposium
Earth in Transition
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

  27   National Polar Bear Day
USA

 February 27 - March 3  Animal Law Week
Harvard Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
Boston, Massachussetts, USA

 
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 February 27 - March 3  Animal Law Week
Harvard Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
Boston, Massachussetts, USA

   1    Vermont Humane Lobby Day 2017
Humane Society of the United States
Montpelier, Vermont, USA

   1    National Pig Day
USA

   1    National Horse Protection Day
USA

   2    Iowa Humane Lobby Day 2017
Humane Society of the United States
Des Moines, Iowa, USA

   3    Iowa World Wildlife Day
United Nations
Worldwide

   4    Understanding Human Behavior Change and Communication Skills
The Horse Trust and Human Behaviour Change for Animal Welfare
Buckinghamshire, UK

   5    Colorado Humane Lobby Day 2017
Humane Society of the United States and the Humane League
Denver, Colorado, USA

  5-11   National Aardvark Week
USA

  6-10   National Wildlife Week
USA

   7    Rhode Island Humane Lobby Day 2017
Humane Society of the United States
Providence, Rhode Island, USA

   9    Kansas Humane Lobby Day 2017
Humane Society of the United States
Topeka, Kansas, USA

  10-11  Climate Action Conference
New York University
New York, New York, USA

 11-12  The ICAWAHMS 2017 : 19th International Conference on Animal Welfare and Advanced Herd Management Strategies
World Academy of Science, Engineering & Technology
Dubai, UAE

  11   International Women's Day
Worldwide

 12-14   "California Animal Care Conference"
State Humane Association of California
Sacramento, California, USA

  13   Nebraska Humane Lobby Day 2017
Humane Society of the United States
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

  14   2017 Animal Law & Enforcement/Animal Shelter Symposium
Animal Law Source
Atlanta, Georgia

  14   Save a Spider Day
Worldwide

  15   Buzzard Day
Worldwide

  18   Awakening Compassion Demo
We Are the Numbers
London, UK

  18   California Animal Symposium 2017: Marine Life
Golden Gate University School of Law
San Francisco, California, USA

  18   Creature Conference
SARX
London, UK

 19-21  PRIM&R's 2017 IACUC Conference
PRIM&R's
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

 20-21  Global Forum for innovations in agriculture
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  20    Meatout
Farm Animal Rights Movement
Worldwide

  20    Animals As Legal Persons?
Student Animal Law Association of Dalhousie
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

  20    World Frog Day
Worldwide

  20    World Sparrow Day
Worldwide

  20    World Frog Day
Worldwide

  22    International Day of the Seal
Worldwide

 22-26   Living with Animals
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, Kentucky, USA

  23   Guest Speaker: ALDF Litigation Fellow Sarah Hanneken
SALDF at Indiana University School of Law
Bloomington, Indiana, USA

 24-26  Ivy League Vegan Conference
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

 24-26  The Community of Creation: Expanding the Circle of Compassion
Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre
Birmingham, UK

  25   Empathy Day
Worldwide

  25   Unlocking the Cage – Edinburgh Film Screening
Edinburgh Filmhouse
Edinburgh, Scotland

  25    Wildlife Conservation Expo
Wildlife Conservation Network
Houston, Texas, USA

  28    Respect Cats Day
Worldwide

 28-29  Animal Law in the U.S. and Beyond: Challenges and Opportunities in the Era of Trump
Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis and Clark School of Law
Johannesburg, South Africa

  29    Manatee Appreciation Day
Worldwide

  29   Nonhuman Primate Symposium: Practical Solutions to Welfare Challenges
USDA Center for Animal Welfare
Kansas City, Missouri, USA

  30   Vermont Law School SALDF Captive Wildlife Symposium
Vermont Law School
South Royalton, Vermont, USA

 30-31  Virginia Federation of Humane Societies Conference
Virginia Federation of Humane Societies
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

  31    Cesar Chavez Day
Worldwide

  31   Northern Animals
University of Sheffield
Sheffield, UK

 
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Past Events 2016

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 15-19  Sharks MOS2 - Second Meeting of the Signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)
San José, Costa Rica

 15-21  Harvard Animal Law Week
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

 15-28  #NotJust4Easter
Space Coast Animal Rights Action Team
Online through social media

   16    Legal Protections for Farmed Animal
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

   17    Direct Democracy and Animal Protection
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

   18    Animal Rights, Human Obligations
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

   18    Harvard Workshop on Animals in Comparative Constitutional Law
Harvard Law School - Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program and Harvard Islamic Legal Studies Program
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

   19    Book Talk: What can Animal Law Learn from Environmental Law?
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

   19    Bull in a China Shop: Animals in the Workplace
Oregon State Bar Association
Tigard, Oregon, USA

   19    Prosecuting Animal Abuse: Common Issues and Hot Topics
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

   19    Taiji Action Day for Dolphins
London, UK

 19-21  National Animal Law Competitions
Lewis and Clark Law School and Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

 20-28  Florida Week for the Animals
Animal World USA
Orlando, Florida, USA

 21-22  National Conference on Alternatives to Animal Testing
Laureate Institute of Pharmacy
Himachal Pradesh, India

 22-28  4th plenary session of Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
CITES
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

   23    World Spay Day
Humane Society of the United States
Worldwide

 24-26  2016 APHE National Humane Education Conference
Association of Professional Humane Educators
Charleston, South Carolina, USA

 26-29  Wildlife in Crisis: An International Think Tank
ICARUS
Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

   26   February Webinar: "Officer, why did you shoot my dog?"
Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
Online

   27    2016 Wellington Equine Protection Benefit
Humane Society of the United States
Palm Beach, Florida, USA

   27    3rd Annual Animal Film Festival
Center for Animal Protection and Education (CAPE)
Grass Valley, California, USA

   27    Gulf Port's Get Rescued 12th Annual Pet Rescue Street Fair
Gulfport Merchant's Association
Gulfport, Florida, USA

   27    Polar Bear Day
Worldwide

 
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 10-11  Florida Animal Control Association 2016 Conference
Florida Animal Control Assocation
Orlando, Florida, USA

 9-11  Animal Biographies – Recovering Animal Selfhood through Interdisciplinary Narration?
Universität Kassel
Germany

   11    5th Annual Animal Law Review Symposium - Crossing Borders: Animals & Business 
Lewis and Clark Law School
Portland, Oregon, USA

   11    Celebrating Animals/Confronting Cruelty: Miami! 2016 Gala
Humane Society of the United States
New York, New York, USA

   11    Towards a Sustainable Food Policy
European Public Health Alliance
Brussels, Belgium

   12    Human-Non-Human Networks
Human-Non-Human Networks
Chicago, Illinios, USA

   13    Free Veterinary Care in San Lazaro
Fundacion A.Mar.Te.
Masaya, Nicaragua

   15    Seminar on Animal Welfare 2016 - 2020 "Delivering Results"
Eurogroup for Animals
Streamed Online

 17-20  Animal Cruelties
American Comparative Literary Association

 17-18  Symposium on Social Housing of Laboratory Animals
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Davis, California, USA

 18-20  Ivy League Vegan Conference
Columbia University
New York, New York, USA

   19    5th Annual Conscious Eating Conference
United Poultry Concerns
Berkeley, California, USA

   20   Meatout
Farm Animal Protection Movement (FARM)
USA

   22    Environmental Humanities: Vegan Athletes
New York University Center for the Humanities
New York, New York, USA

 23-25  2016 Annual Kentucky Animal Care and Control Association Conference
Kentucky Animal Care and Control Association
Louisville, Kentucky, USA

   24    Exploitation of Wildlife
New York University School of Law
New York, New York, USA

 March 26 - April 3  Alabama Week for the Animals
Animal World USA
Alabama, USA

 25-27  Intersectional Justice: Towards a Whole Earth Community
Whidbey Institute
Clinton, Washington, USA

   27    Pet CPR and First Aid Training
DOGSLIFE 365
San Gabriel, California, USA

 March 30 - April 2  2016 Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Conference
Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
Bellevue, Washington, USA

   31    Jane Goodall Guest Speaker at UT Austin
University of Texas and Texas Outdoor Woman's Network
Austin, Texas, USA

 March 31 - April 2  Animal Behavior Conference
Indiana University
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

 March 31 - April 2  2016 VFHS ANNUAL Conference
Virginia Federation of Humane Societies
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

 
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Month-long:
American Red Cross Pet First Aid Awareness Month
National Frog Month

 

 March 26 - April 3  Alabama Week for the Animals
Animal World USA
Alabama, USA

 March 31 - April 2  Animal Behavior Conference
Indiana University
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

 2-10  North Carolina Week for the Animals
Animal World USA
Texas, USA

 2-10  Texas Week for the Animals
Animal World USA
Texas, USA

   3    Pet CPR & First Aid Training
Dogmanities/DOGSLIFE365
San Gabriel, California, USA

 5-6  Elephant Conference @ SOAS 2016
SOAS University of London
Bangalore, India

   6    Living the Farm Sanctuary Life with Guest Speaker Gene Baur
The University of Texas Law School
Austin, Texas, USA

   6    Mercy For Animals?
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

   7    Seeing Seafood as Animals
New York University Animal Studies Initiative
New York, New York, USA

 9-10  2016 IAABC Animal Behavior Conference
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
Anahiem, California USA

 9-11  New England Federation of Humane Societies 71st Annual Conference
New England Federation of Humane Societies
Nashua, New Hampshire, USA

   10    Party for the Animals Conference (Partij voor de Dieren)
Partij voor de Dieren
The Netherlands

 10-16  National Pet ID Week
USA

   11    National Pet Day
USA

   12    Ag-gag Discussion with Matthew Liebman
New York University School of Law
New York, New York, USA

 12-14  3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation
National Tiger Conservation Authority and Global Tiger Forum
New Delhi, India

 12-14  Pan-American Conference for Alternative Methods
John Hopkins School of Public Health
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

   13    Advocacy for Animals: Beyond the Law with Jasmin Singer & Mariann Sullivan
Student Animal Legal Defense Fund of The University of Texas School of Law and Our Hen House
Austin, Texas, USA

 13-14  16th International Wildlife Law Conference
Stetson University
Gulfport, Florida, USA

   14    323rd Session: Animal Transport and Cosmetics
The European Parliament's Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals
Brussels, Belgium

   14    National Dolphin Day
USA

   14    Search and Rescue Dogs: Veterinarians, the Rise of the Working Dog, and the Human-Animal Bond
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Center for Animals and Public Policy
North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA

    15    Plastics, Water, Life & You: Contaminants of Emerging Concern & Water on Earth
University of Texas Law School
Austin, Texas, USA

   16    Empathy Day 2016 
Worldwide

 16-19  National Animal Welfare Conference
Canadian Federation of Humane Societies
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 18-20  Evidence of Animal Minds: An Interdisciplinary Symposium
Durham University
Durham, North Carolina, USA

   19    The Healing Power of Pets: Fact, Fiction or Somewhere In Between
Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy
North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA

   20    Worker Exploitation & Animal Abuse: An Intersectional Dialogue
University of Texas Law School
Austin, Texas, USA

   21    An Evening with Steven Wise of the Nonhuman Rights Project
Vermont School of Law
South Royalton, Vermont, USA

 21-22  Workshop "Zebrafish: Husbandry, Care and Welfare"
Fondazione Guido Bernardini and University College of London
London, UK

   22    2016 Animal Law Institute
Animal Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
Austin, Texas, USA

   22    Animal Rights and Human Slavery Analogy
New York University School of Law
New York, New York, USA

   22    Earth Day
Worldwide

 22-24  IVSA Animal Welfare Conference 2016
IVSA
Utrecht, the Netherlands

 April 23-May 1  Kentucky Week for the Animals
Animal World USA
Kentucky, USA

 23-25  Texas Unites for Animals
Texas Unites
Austin, Texas, USA

   24    World Day for Animals in Laboratories
Animal Aid and National Anti-Vivisection Society (UK)
Worldwide

 24-30  World Week for Animals in Laboratories
Worldwide

   25    World Penguin Day
USA

   26    National Kids and Pets Day
USA

   27    International Guide Dog Day
Worldwide

 29-30  The Giants Club Summit
Space for Giants
Laikipia, Kenya

   30    National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
USA

   30    National Therapy Animal Day
Pet Partners
USA

   30    Save the Dogs
Nottingham Animal Rights
Nottingham, UK

   30    Treats and Sweets Day
Pet Partners
USA

   30    World Veterinary Day
Worldwide

 
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   11    Animal Law Lecture Series: Canberra
Voiceless the animal protection institute, Australian National University
Canberra, Australia

   12    Animal Law Lecture Series: Adelaide
Voiceless the animal protection institute, The University of Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia

   12    Avoiding Compassion Fatigue
The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals
Online Webinar

   13    Animal Law Lecture Series: Perth
Voiceless the animal protection institute, The University of Western Australia
Adelaide, Australia

 12-13  Animal Agency: Language, Politics, Culture
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

   14    International Migratory Bird Day
Environment for the Americas
Worldwide

   14    National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
USA

 15-17  Assistance Dogs International Conference 2016
Assistance Dogs International
Prague, Czech Republic

   16    Animal Law Lecture Series: Gold Coast
Voiceless the animal protection institute, Bond University
Robina, Australia

   17    Animal Law Lecture Series: Brisbane
Voiceless the animal protection institute, Queensland University of Technology
Brisbane, Australia

 
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 Month-long  Adopt-a-Cat Month
American Humane Association
USA

 May 28-June 5  Washington, D.C. Week for the Animals
Animal World USA
Washington, D.C., USA

 2-3  The Ideal Animal – How Images of Animals and Animals Were Created
Universtiy of Kassel
Kassel, Germany

   4    6th National Animal Rights Day - Montreal
The National Animal Rights Day
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

   4    6th National Animal Rights Day - Toronto
The National Animal Rights Day
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

   4    6th National Animal Rights Day - Victoria
The National Animal Rights Day
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

   4    International Hug Your Cat Day
Worldwide

   4    March to Close Down All Slaughterhouses in Adelaide
Animal Liberation South Australia
Adelaide, Australia

   4    March to Close Down All Slaughterhouses in Lisbon
Movimento pela Abolição dos Matadouros
Lisbon, Portugal

   4    March to Close Down All Slaughterhouses in Melbourne
March to Close Down All Slaughterhouses
Melbourne, Australia

   4    March to Close Down All Slaughterhouses in Paris
L214
Paris, France

   4    March to Close Down All Slaughterhouses in Sydney
Animal Liberation NSW
Sydney, Australia

 4-5  Dog Film Festival Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, USA

   5    6th National Animal Rights Day - Boston
The National Animal Rights Day
Boston, Massachussetts USA

   5    6th National Animal Rights Day - Charlotte
The National Animal Rights Day
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

   5    6th National Animal Rights Day - Colorado Springs
The National Animal Rights Day
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

   5    6th National Animal Rights Day - Dallas
The National Animal Rights Day
Dallas, Texas, USA

   5    6th National Animal Rights Day - Los Angeles
The National Animal Rights Day
Los Angeles, California, USA

   5    6th National Animal Rights Day - New York
The National Animal Rights Day
New York, New York, USA

   5    6th National Animal Rights Day - Orlando
The National Animal Rights Day
Orlando, Florida, USA

   5    6th National Animal Rights Day - San Francisco
The National Animal Rights Day
San Francisco, California, USA

   5    6th National Animal Rights Day - Seattle
The National Animal Rights Day
Seattle, Washington, USA

   5    6th National Animal Rights Day - Washington, D.C.
The National Animal Rights Day
Washington, D.C., USA

   5    World Environment Day: Go Wild for Wildlife
United Nations Environment Programme
Worldwide

 5-11  Pet Appreciation Week

 6-8  Prairie States Animal Welfare Conference
Illinois Animal Welfare Federation
Detroit, Michigan USA

 7-9  NAEAA 2016
National Association of Equine Affilitated Academics
Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA

   8    World Oceans Day
The Ocean Project
Worldwide

   9    325th Session: International Trade and Animal Welfare
The European Parliament's Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals
Brussels, Belgium

   9    Documenting Animal Cruelty and the Law
New York City Bar
New York, New York, USA

   9    Empty the Tanks: Legal Strategies to Protect Orcas
Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club, University of California
La Jolla, California, USA

   11    6th National Animal Rights Day - Ottawa
The National Animal Rights Day
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

   11    March to Close Down All Slaughterhouses in Auckland
Effective Non-Violence
Auckland, New Zealand

   11    March to Close Down All Slaughterhouses in Bielefeld
ARIWA
Bielefeld, Germany

   11    March to Close Down All Slaughterhouses in Buenos Aires
Terrícolas
Buenos Aires, Argentina

   11    March to Close Down All Slaughterhouses in Istanbul
Animal Liberation Press Office -Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey

   11    March to Close Down All Slaughterhouses in Kassel
ARIWA Animal Rights Watch
Kassel, Germany

   11    March to Close Down All Slaughterhouses in Los Angeles
March to Close Down All Slaughterhouses
Los Angeles, California, USA

   11    Marche pour Lla Fermeture des Abattiors a Toronto
MTCAS
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

   11    March to Close Down All Slaughterhouses in Tokyo
Animal Right Center
Tokyo, Japan

   12    Marche pour Lla Fermeture des Abattiors a Bruxelles
Bite Back
Brussels, Belgium

   12    World Pet Memorial Day
Worldwide

   14    International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos
Worldwide

   15    The exotic pet trade and the EU, towards an EU regulation?
European Parliament
Brussels, Belgium

 15-17  SAWA 2016 Management Conference
Society of Animal Welfare Administrators
Detroit, Michigan USA

   16    Farming for the Future
Thinking Animals United
New York, New York, USA

   16    Summit for the Animals
National Council for Animal Protection
Arlington, Virginia, USA

 16-17  Ethical theories and the animal issue: between science and philosophy
University of Milan
Milan, Italy

   17    Animal Law in Florida
The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Animal Law Committee
Orlando, Florida, USA

 17-20  Taking Action for Animals
The Humane Society of the United States
Washington, D.C., USA

   18    Marche pour Lla Fermeture des Abattiors a Montreal
KARA
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

   18    Pet CPR and First Aid Training
Dog+manities
Pasadena, California, USA

   19    Howl and Be Heard: A Benefit Concert
Animal Protection Voters of New Mexico
Santa Fe, New Mexico

   20    16th International Conference on Production Diseases in Farm Animals (ICPD)
Wageningen UR & Utrecht University
Wageningen, The Netherlands

 21-23  Decolonizing Critical Animal Studies, Cripping Critical Animal Studies
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

   22    Animals pushed to the limits? Implications for welfare and ethics
Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International
London, UK

   22    Intervening with Children who Witnessed or Engaged in Animal Abuse
Animals and Society Institute
Online webinar

 22-24  2nd International Symposium of Veterinary Medicine (ISVM2016)
Scientific Institute of Veterinary Medicine of Serbia
Belgrade, Serbia

   23    Recent Advances in Animal Welfare Science V
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare
York, UK

   24    Take Your Dog to Work Day

 24-26  MINDING ANIMALS Germany Symposium # 3
Erlangen, Germany

 June 25 - July 2  National Badger Week
The Badger Trust
United Kingdom

 June 25 - July 3  7th Annual United Kingdom Week for the Animals
United Kingdom

 June 29 - July 1  Improving Experimental Approaches in Animal Biology: Implementing the 3Rs
SEB
Central London, UK

 
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 7-10  2016 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Convention
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

 7-10  Animal Rights National Conference 2016
Farm Animal Rights Movement
Los Angeles, California, USA

 7-10  International Society for Anthrozoology Conference
International Society for Anthrozoology
Barcelona, Spain

 11-12  Animaladies
Human Animal Research Network, University of Sydney 
Sydney, Australia

 12-16  50th International Society for Applied Ethology International Congress
International Society for Applied Ethology
Edinburgh, Scotland

   14    Shark Awareness Day
Worldwide

   15    Pet Fire Safety Day
USA

 14-17  Best Friends National Conference
Best Friends Animal Society
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

 15-17  Speak for Wolves
Speak for Wolves, numerous sponsors
West Yellowstone, Montana, USA

 16-24  6th Annual New Jersey Week for the Animals
Animal World USA
New Jersey, USA

 
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Month-long:  National Disaster Preparedness Month

   1    World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
Worldwide

   1    Species Reqiuem Day
Worldwide

   1    International Awareness for the Dolphin Day
Worldwide

   1    International Manatee Day
Worldwide

 1-10  IUCN World Conservation Congress: Planet at the Crossroads
International Union for the Conservation of Nature
Hawai'i, USA

   4    National Wildlife Day
USA

 5-9  Animalia: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Explorations
Oldenburg University
Oldneburg, Germany

   8    Stopping Criminal Animal Cruelty
University of Irvine, CA
Irvine, California, USA

   9    Wildlife and Endangered Species on Public and Private Lands
New Mexico Bar Association
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

 9-11  Christians and Other Animals
Society for the Study of Christian Ethics (SSCE)
Edinburgh, UK

   10    Animal Law Symposium
San Diego County Bar Association
San Diego, California, USA

 7-11  AZA 2016 Annual Conference
Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)
San Diego, California, USA

 8-11  International Animal Rights Conference 2016
Save Animals Asbl
Esch, Luxembourg

   11    National Pet Memorial Day
USA

 11-17  National Farm Animals Awareness Week
USA

 11-23  CAWSEL 2016
Course on Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law
Cambridge, UK

 12-16  9th International Wildlife Ranching Symposium
IWRS
Windhoek, Namibia

 12-16  12th Working Party on Ecosystems and Bycatch (WPEB12)
Indian Ocean Tuna Commission
Seychelles

 12-17  Food: Shared Life - Beyond the Dish
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Milan
Milan, Italy

 14-16  2016 Animal Cruelty Conference
The University of Texas Austin, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
Austin, Texas, USA

   17    777: Is it Really a Right to Farm?
Oklahoma University School of Law
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

   17    COW-CON
Cowspiracy
Berkeley, California, USA

   17    Pet CPR & First Aid Training
Dogmanities
Pasadena, California, USA

   17    Puppy Mill Awareness Day
Worldwide

 17-25  12th Annual Tennessee Week for the Animals
Animal World USA
Memphis, Tennessee, USA

 19-21  First International Conference on Human Behavior Change for Animal Welfare
Learning About Animals and Change For Animals Foundation (CFAF)
Dorking, Surrey, UK

 19-21  Making Sense of the Animal – Human Bond and Relationship(s)
Mansfield College
Oxford, United Kingdom

 20-23  Compassionate Conservation Week 2016: Compassionate Conservation Webinar Series
The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals
Online

 21-27  Adopt a Less Adoptable Companion Animal Week
Worldwide

   22    Elephant Appreciation Day
Worldwide

   22    Lunch Lecture on Animal Testing
Golden Gate University School of Law
San Francisco, California, USA

   22    World Rhino Day
Worldwide

 22-24  ONE HEALTH - European Interregional Conference
"One Health – New Medical Concept” Association
Bucharest, Romania

   23    Texas Humane Legislation Network 2016 Conference
Texas Humane Legislation Network
Austin, Texas, USA

   23   VIP Reception Celebrating the Inaugural Youth Forum for People and Wildlife
International Fund for Animal Welfare
Sandton, South Africa

   24    Global March for Elephants and Rhino
Global March for Elephants and Rhino
Worldwide

   24    International Rabbit Day
Worldwide

   24    Fish Amnesty Day
Worldwide

 24 September - 5 October  CITES Conference of the Parties 17 (COP17)
CITES
Johannesberg, South Africa

   25    Save the Koala Day
Worldwide

 25-30  National Dog Week
USA

   26    Animals Behaving Badly – Veterinary/Welfare Perspectives
CABI and University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

 26-28  International One Welfare Conference
Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

   27    Animals and Death Conference
The Animals and Philosophy Exploration (APE) Collective, University of Leeds
Leeds, UK

 27-30  41st World Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress
World Small Animal Veterinary Association
Cartagena, Colombia

   28    10th World Rabies Day
Global Alliance for Rabies Control
Worldwide

 28-29  Second global meeting of the wildlife enforcement networks
International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC)/CITES
Johannesburg, South Africa

 28-30  2016 Colorado Animal Welfare Conference
Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies
Black Hawk, Colorado, USA

 28-30  Human and Animal Representations
University of Verona
Verona, Italy

   29    Save the Geese Day
Worldwide

 29-30  European Companion Animal Welfare and Protection Conference
Animal Rights Protection Organization LithuaniaAAP – Animal Advocacy and Protection, and Dogs Trust
Vilnius, Lithuania

 September 29 - October 1  Fellow Travellers: An Animal Studies Conference
Animals and Society Institute
Middletown, Connecticut, USA

 
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  24 September - 5 October  CITES Conference of the Parties 17 (COP17)
CITES
Johannesberg, South Africa

 September 29 - October 1  Fellow Travellers: An Animal Studies Conference
Animals and Society Institute
Middletown, Connecticut, USA

 Monthlong October  Adopt-a-Dog Month
American Humane Association
USA

    1     Opening Preview
The Animal Museum
Los Angeles, California, USA

    1     (every Saturday of the month) Belle Vue Greyhound Demo
Veggies Events
Manchester, United Kingdom

    1     International Raccoon Appreciation Day
Worldwide

    1     World Vegetarian Day
Worldwide

 1 - 9  8th Annual New York Week for the Animals
Animal World USA
New York, USA

    2    Mohandas Gandhi's Birthday
Worldwide

    2    World Day for Farmed Animals
Farm Animal Rights Movement
Worldwide

    2    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Society for Animals in Distress
Midrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

 2 - 5  INTERPOL Wildlife Crime Working Group Meeting
CITES
Johannesburg, South Africa

 3 - 7  American Conference of Veterinarian Sciences PANVET 2016
Panama City, Panama

    4    World Animal Day
Naturewatch Foundation
Worldwide

 4 - 6  Interdisciplinary Workshop “Rational animals?”
Ruhr-University
Bochum, Germany

    5    68th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee
CITES
Johannesburg, South Africa

    5    Symposium: Animal Shelter Law
Doubletree by Hilton Seattle Hotel
Seattle, Washington, USA

    6    Fall 2016 Environmental Humanities Series: Screening Nature with Anat Pick
New York University Animal Studies Initiative
New York, New York, USA

    6    Rabbit Welfare
European Inter Group on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals
6, rue des Patriotes B - 1000 Brussels

 7 - 8  The Future of Food
The Humane Society of the United States
Washington, D.C., USA

 7 - 9  Animal Law Conference
Animal Legal Defense Fund and Center for Animal Law Studies Lewis & Clark
University New York, New York, USA

 8 - 9  SOAS Mule And Donkey Conference
School of Oriental and African Studies
London, UK

    9    16th Bow-wows and Meows Pet Fair
Bow-Wows and Meows
Santa Clarita, California, USA

 9 - 11  International Conference on Cultured Meat
Maastricht University
Maastrict, The Netherlands

  9-15  National Wolf Awareness Week
National Humane Education Society
USA

 11-13  International Companion Animal Welfare Conference
The Dogs Trust
Dubrovnik, Croatia

 11-13  Regional Seminar for the OIE National Focal Points for Veterinary Products
World Organizaton for Animal Health (OIE)
Hungary

   12    Adoption Options 2016 Montreal
PetFinder
Montreal, Canada

 12-13  AWIC Workshop: Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act
United States Department of Agriculture
Beltsville, Maryland, USA

 12-14  Texts, Animals, Environments. Zoopoetics and Environmental Poetics
Humanities and Social Sciences Online
Hannover, Germany

   13    Environmental Humanities Series: An Inquiry into the Metaphysics of Others
Animal Studies Initiative, New York University
New York, New York, USA

   13    The Severn Forum – Justice for Animals
Catholic Concern for Animals
Cheltenham, UK

 14-15  2016 Animals in Focus Conference
RSPCA Queensland
South Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

   15    Fall Festival for Farmed Animals
Asha Farm Sanctuary
Newfane, New York, USA

   15    Greyounds Around the Globe Conference
GREY2K USA Worldwide
Delray Beach, Florida, USA

 15-23  3rd Annual Illinois Week for the Animals
Animal World USA
Illinois, USA

   16    National Feral Cat Day
National Humane Education Society
USA

   16    World Food Day
World Food Day
Worldwide

 17-19  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Animal Welfare Training, RSPCA International, Inter African Bureau for Animal Resources, and others
Accra, Ghana

 17-21  43rd Session of the Committee on World Food Security
Committee on World Food Security
Rome, Italy

   18    Agriculture Law and Policy Panel
University of Maryland School of Law
Baltimore Maryland

 20-22  15th Asian Association of Veterinary Schools Congress
Asian Assocation of Veterinary Schools
Taipei, Taiwan

 20-28  66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission
International Whaling Commission
Portorož, Slovenia

 21-23  India for Animals Conference
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO)
Mumbai, India 

   21    Reptile Awareness Day
Worldwide

 22-30  9th Annual Pennsylvania Week for the Animals
Animal World USA
Pennsylvania, USA

   23    Pet CPR & First Aid Training
DogsLife365
Pasadena, California, USA

 25-28  Annual Meeting of OIE Regional and Sub-Regional Representatives
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
Paris, France

   27    Live with the Animal Legal Defense Fund: Ag-gag discussion
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Online

   29    National Cat Day
Worldwide

 
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   1    Rodent and Rabbit Welfare Group Meeting
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare
Edinburgh, UK

   1    Environmental Humanities Series: Captured at Sea: Trafficking, Slavery, and Illegal Fishing on the Open Ocean
NYU Center for the Humanities
New York, New York, USA

   1    World Vegan Day
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare
Worldwide

   1    World Vegan Day
Worldwide

   2    Animal Welfare and Religion Symposium
University of Winchester
Winchester, Hampshire, UK

   2    Discussion of Bill C-246 The Modernizing Animal Protection Act: Why it failed
The University of Toronto Law School
Edinburgh, UK

    3     Georgia Animal Law CLE Conference
Animal Law Source and Animal Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia and online

    3     One Health Day
One Health Commission
Atlanta, Georgia and online

    4     Marine Mammals in the Desert: Laws Regulating Captive Marine Mammals and Swimming with Dolphins in Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
Tuscon, Arizona, USA

 4-6  Badger Trust Conference
Badger Trust
Hertfordshire, UK

    5     Animal Law and Environmental Law: Building Collaboration
Yale Law School
New Haven, Connecticut, USA

    5     Third Annual UC Davis One Health Symposium
UC Davis
Davis, California, USA

    5     American Pets Alive Conference
Austin Pets Alive!
Austin, Texas, USA

 5-7  Sixth Annual No-Kill Conference
Best Friends Animal Society and Maddie's Fund
Austin, Texas, USA

 6-12  National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
National Humane Education Society
USA

 7-18  22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the UNFCCC
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco

    8     Endangered Species and International Law
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

    8     Wild Animal Welfare: Challenges and Opportunities
State Bar of Arizona
Edinburgh, UK

 9-10  The 45th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
Bonn, Germany

   10    2016 World Horse Welfare Conference
World Horse Welfare
London, UK

   10    Prosecuting Companion Animal Cruelty: Challenges, Triumphs, & Lessons Learned
American University Washington College of Law
Washington, D.C., USA

   10    What Does the Fox Say? Understanding Animal Cognition
New York University School of Journalism
New York, New York, USA

 10-11  2nd Global Conference on One Health
World Veterinary Assocation
Kitakyushu City, Japan

 12-13  8th Kerala Veterinary Science Congress
World Veterinary Assocation
Thrisser, Kerala, India

 12-13  2016 15th Annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies
The Institute for Critical Animal Studies
Durango, Colorado, USA

 12-13  The 2016 Symposium on Multidisciplinary Research in Effective Animal Advocacy
Animal Charity Evaluators
Princeton, New Jersey, USA

 12-13  Animal Politics: Justice, Power and the State
International School Voor Wijsbegeerte
Leusden, Germany

   12    Atlanta VegFest 2016
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

   12    Tampa Bay Vegfest
Tampa Bay, Florida, USA

   12    The Spay Neuter Summit
Philadelephia, Pennsylvania, USA

 12-20  Arkansas Week for the Animals
Animal World, USA
Arkansas, USA

   13    National Day of the Horse
USA

 13-19  Human-Animal Relationships Awareness Week
Animals & Society Institute
USA

   14    Antibiotics and You
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome, Italy - Webcast available

   14    got milk? a feminist exploration of milk from slavery to the “post-milk generation”
George Washington University Law School Feminist Forum & Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
USA

 14-20  Get Smart About Antibiotics Week
US Centers for Disease Control

   15    National Council on Pet Population & Society of Animal Welfare Administrators 2015 Research Symposium
Society of Animal Welfare Administrators
St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

   16    Unlocking the Cage: Film Screening with Steven Wise
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

 16-17  Third International Conference of Animal Computer Interaction
Milton Keynes, UK

 16-18   SAWA 2016 Annual Conference
Society of Animal Welfare Administrators
Portland, Oregon, USA

 17-18  Hanoi Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade
Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Hanoi, Vietnam

   17    National Black Cat Day
USA

 18-19  The Sheffield Animals Research Colloquium: Conserving
British Animal Studies Network
Sheffield, UK

   19    March to Close Down All Slaughterhouses in Dublin
National Animal Rights Association (NARA)
Dublin, Ireland

 22-24  Regional Seminar for the OIE National Focal Points on Wildlife
World Organizaton for Animal Health
Aberdare / Nakuru, Kenya

   24    Save a Turkey Day
USA

   25    Fur-Free Friday
USA

 25-27  Animal encounters: human-animal-contacts in the arts, literature, culture, and the sciences
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Department for German and Comparative Studies
Erlangen, Germany

   29    Changing Perspectives on Rehoming and Retention of Dogs and Cats: Keeping Fluffy Home
Center for Animals and Public Policy at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA

 Monthlong  ASPCA's Adopt a Senior Pet Month
ASPCA
USA

 Monthlong  Manatee Awareness Month
USA

 Monthlong  World Vegan Month
The Vegan Society
USA

 26 November - 4 December  Georgia Week for the Animals
Animal World USA
Georgia, USA

 
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   15    5th Annual "Change for Taiji and Candle Vigil"
Miami, Florida, USA

   17    Miracle March for Lolita
Miami, Florida, USA

 13-20  Minding Animals Conference 3
Minding Animals
New Delhi, India

   14    Albert Schweitzer's Birthday
Worldwide

 20-22  2015 OIE Global Conference on Aquatic Animal Health: 'Riding the Wave to the Future'
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

   21    Chip it Good! Maximizing Microchips to Help Lost Pets Get Home
Found Animals Registry
Pheonix, Arizona

   21    Squirrel Appreciation Day
Worldwide

 23-25  Parrot Festival 2015
National Parrot Rescue and Preservation Foundation
Houston, Texas, USA

   28    Expert Workshop on Ivory
CITES and the Chinese Government
Hangzhou

   30    Indonesian Primate Day
Indonesia

 
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 February 9 - April 17  Humane Education in Schools in Accra
Ghana Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (please email event organizer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information)
Accra, Ghana

   15    Have a Heart for Our Planet-Sustainability Festival
Healthy You Network
Tuscon, Arizona, USA

   16    Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Animal Welfare
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Webinar - Online 
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   20    Digital Animals
Animal Studies Initiative at New York University
New York City, New York, USA

   21    Ivy League Vegan Conference
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York, USA

 February 27 - March 1  Beyond Enforcement: Communites, Governments, Incentives and Sustainable Use in Combatting Illegal Wildlife Trade
IUCN CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the Austrian Ministry for the Environment, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) and TRAFFIC
Muldersdrift, South Africa

   28    2nd Annual Animal Film Festival
Center for Animal Protection and Education
Grass Valley, California

   28    Gulfport's Get Rescued: 11th Annual Pet Rescue Street Fair
Gulfport, Florida, USA

 
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 February 27 - March 1  Beyond Enforcement: Communities, Governments, Incentives and Sustainable Use in Combatting Illegal Wildlife Trade
IUCN CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the Austrian Ministry for the Environment, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) and TRAFFIC
Muldersdrift, South Africa

 February 27 - March 1  National Animal Law Competitions (NALC) 2015
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

   2    Justice for All? Race, Class, Gender, Disability, and Animal Liberation
New York University School of Law
New York City, New York, USA

  3-5   2nd Conference on International Dog Population Management
International Companion Animal Management Coalition
Istanbul, Turkey

   11    Numerical Competence in African Grey Parrots (Psittacus Erithacus) - Talk by Irene Pepperberg
Center for Animals and Public Policy at Tufts University
North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA Also available remotely here.

   15    Envía Cartas a Los Congresistas para Que Prohíban Corridas de Toros en el Perú / Send Letters to Congressmen to Ban Bullfighting in Peru
FUERZA TOROS
Lima, Peru

 15-18  3rd International One Health Congress
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

   17    Debate: Can Animals Empathise? And What Does This Mean For Their Welfare?
World Animal Protection's Animal Mosaic
Online

 19-21  Living with Animals
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, Kentucky

 20-22  World Vegan Summit and Expo
Southern California, USA

   20    Great American Meatout
Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM)
United States

   21    'Eyes in the Field' Wildlife Crime Conference
Birders Against Wildlife Crime
Buxton, Derbyshire, UK

   21    Symposium: For Conservation of Endangered Species - Responsibility of Japan as Import Country of the Wildlife
Japanese Ministry of the Environment
Tokyo, Japan

 23-27  6th Pan Commonwealth Veterinary Conference and 27th Veterinary Association of Malaysia Congress 2015
World Veterinary Association
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

   25    Kasane Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade
The Botswanan Ministry of Environment, Wildlife, and Tourism
Kasane, Botswana

   26    Workshop on Alternatives to Pig Castration
The European Commission
Brussels, Belgium

 
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   16    Tasting: A Meeting of the British Animal Studies Network
The British Animal Studies Network
Glasgow, United Kingdom

   17    Pet CPR and First Aid
Dogmanities
Pasadena, California, USA

   18    Animal fun: What do we know? 
World Animal Protection's Animal Mosaic
Online

   20    Animal Intelligence and Its Implications for the Left
United Poultry Concerns
New York, New York, USA

 21-22  Global Conference on One Health
World Veterinary Association and World Medical Association
Madrid, Spain

   22    International Day for Biological Diversity
Convention on Biological Diversity
Worldwide

   23    World Turtle Day
American Tortoise Rescue
Worldwide

 24-29  83rd General Session of the World Assembly of OIE Delegates
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
Paris, France

   26    National Association of Equine Affiliated Academics Meeting
National Association of Equine Affiliated Academics
St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA

   28    Animals Rock - A Night to End Animal Cruelty
Canadian Federation of Humane Societies
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

 28-29  La libération animale, quarante ans plus tard / Animal Liberation 40 Years On
Anglophonie : Communautés et Ecritures research team
Rennes, France

   30    National Animal Rights Day
The National Animal Rights Day
Los Angeles, California; San Francisco, California; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Seattle, Washington; Toronto, Ontario; Ottawa, Ontario

   30    The Path to Liberation - DxE May Day of Action
Direct Action Everywhere
Worldwide

   31    5th Animal Rescue and Foster of Rutherford County, Tennessee Networking Meeting
Rutherford County Animal Group
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA

   31    Kiss a Cow Day - Asha Sanctuary's Summer Kick-Off Party
Asha Sanctuary
Newfane, New York, USA

 
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   14    Pet CPR and First Aid
Dogmanities
Pasadena, California, USA

   14    World Pet Memorial Day
Worldwide

   15    Caribbean Animal Welfare Conference
Humane Society International
San Jose, Costa Rica

   17    The Patented Ape: Workshop on animal rights, patents on animals and synthetic genome technologies
TESTBiotech
Berlin, Germany

   19    Towards a sustainable and legal wildlife trade: An international 2-day symposium
Kent University
Canterbury, United Kingdom

   23    California Humane Lobby Day
Humane Society of the United States
Sacramento, California, USA

 23-24  Basic CITES workshop for inspectors
CITES
Guatemala City, Guatemala

   26    Save Nosey Now Peaceful Demonstration
Save Nosey the Elephant Facebook Group
Washington, D.C., USA

   27    Pints for Pups - A Fundraiser for PAWS Chicago
PAWS Chicago
Lemont, Illinois, USA

 June 27-July 5  United Kingdom Week for the Animals
United Kingdom

 
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   12    World Elephant Day
Worldwide

   15    Clear the Shelters Day
NBC and Telemundo Television Stations
USA

   15    National Homeless Animals Day
USA

 15-23  7th Annual Louisiana Week for the Animals
Animal World USA
Louisana, USA

   16    BASTA PALIO - Manifestazione Nazionale a Siena 16 agosto 2015
Partito Animalista Europeo
Siena, Italy

   19    World Orangutan Day
World Orangutan Events
Worldwide

 22-30  2nd Annual Washington Week for the Animals
Animal World USA
Washington State, USA

 
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   1    World Vegetarian Day
North American Vegetarian Society
Worldwide

   1    Animals Rock - An Evening to End Cruelty
Canadian Federation of Humane Societies
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

   2    World Day for Farmed Animals
Worldwide

 2-3  AWSELVA-ECAWBM-ESVCE Conference 2015
University of Bristol School of Veterinary Sciences
Bristol, UK

   3    First Annual Dog Film Festival
New York City, New York, USA

   3    World Day for Farmed Animals - Ottawa
World Day for Farmed Animals - Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

   3    2015 Michigan Animal Law Symposium
Cooley Law School
Lansing, Michigan, USA

   4    World Animal Day
Naturewatch Foundation
Worldwide

  4-7   3rd GRF One Health Summit 2015 
Global Risk Forum
Davos, Switzerland

 4-8  26th Annual Rabies in the Americas Conference
Rabies in the Americas
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

 5-7  International Single Window Conference & Exhibition, 4th Edition, Palais des Congres
CITES
Brazzaville, Congo

 5-8  2nd Meeting of Signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding  on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia
CITES
Trondheim, Norway

   6    National Badger Day
Badger Trust
United Kingdom

 6-8  Eye on Earth Summit: Informed Decision Making for Sustainable Development
CITES
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

 6-10  Asia for Animals Conference
Sarawak Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA)
Borneo, Malaysia

   7    Free Workshop on Humane Education & Legislation
HEART and Chicago Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapters
Chicago, Illinois, USA

   7    Whittier Law Hosts Farmed Animal Speakers
Whittier Law School
Costa Mesa, California, USA

   8    Stand Up to SeaWorld: Support Orcas at CA Coastal Commission Meeting
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Long Beach, California, USA

   9    The State Bar of Michigan Animal Law Section’s 20th Anniversary: Past, Present and Future
State Bar of Michigan Animal Law Section
Novi, Michigan, USA

 7-8  2015 Animal Law & Enforcement / Animal Shelter Symposium
Animal Law Source
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

 8-9  Meeting of Member Countries of the FAO Committee on Fisheries to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries
CITES
Vigo, Spain

   9    "Effective Altruism for Animals" Panel
New York University Animal Studies Initiative
New York City, New York, USA

 9-11  6th Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
CITES
Bonn, Germany

   10    Big Cat Crisis Symposium
The Wildcat Sanctuary
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

 10-18  2nd Annual Illinois Week for the Animals
Animal World USA
Illinois, USA

   11    Pet CPR and First Aid Training
Dogmanities
San Gabriel, California, USA

 12-14  Living Large: Wolves, Bears, Cougars, and Humans in North America
Humane Society of the United States
Washington, D.C., USA

 14-15  44th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
CITES
Bonn, Germany

   16    2015 Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Summit
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Portland, Oregan, USA

   16    Texas Animal Law Seminar
South Texas College of Law
Houston, Texas, USA

 16-18  23rd Annual Animal Law Conference
Animal Legal Defense Fund, the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School, and the Lewis & Clark Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
Portland, Oregon, USA

 16-18  Learning "Dog" Conference
Learning "Dog"
Moorhead City, North Carolina, USA

   18    Pet CPR & First Aid Training
Dogmanities
Temple City Animal Hospital

 19-22  1st Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Capacity-building Forum
CITES
Dehradun, India

 20-23  Annual Meeting of OIE Regional and Sub-Regional Representatives
World Organisation for Animal Health
Paris, France

   21    Workshop on Farm Animal Welfare
Farm Animal Welfare Education Centre
Barcelona, Spain

  21-22  Workshop on Pig Welfare
Farm Animal Welfare Education Centre, School of Veterinary Science, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

   23    Second Annual HLS-UCLA Food Law and Policy Conference: Drugs, Animals, and Food: Law & Policy of Antibiotics in the Food System
Harvard Law School Food Law Lab
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

   24    Farm Sanctuary Gala
Farm Sanctuary
New York City, New York, USA

 October 24 - November 1  6th Annual Arkansas Week for the Animals
Animal World USA
Arkansas, USA

   28    Harvard Law School Careers in Animal Law Panel
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

 28-29  3rd meeting of signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding concerning Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use of the Saiga Antelope
CITES
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

   29    Why Politics Matter to Animals: A Report from the frontlines by congressman Earl Blumenauer
New York University Animal Studies Initiative
New York City, New York, USA

   30    Deadline for the submission of proposals to amend Appendices I and II for consideration at CoP17 in relation to proposals made under Resolution Conf. 11.16 (Rev. CoP15) on Ranching and trade in ranched specimens of species transferred from Appendix I to Appendix II
CITES

   30    Hunting for Answers about Sustainable Use Conservation
Hastings West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy
San Fransisco, California, USA

 
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 Month-long  Manatee Awareness Month and National Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Month

   1    World Vegan Day
Worldwide

 1-7  19th  meeting of  the Convention on Biological Diversity Subsidiary  Body  on  Scientific,  Technical  and  Technological Advice
CITES
Montreal, Canada

 1-7  National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
USA

 1-7  USDA's Bird Health Awareness Week
USA

   2    Release the Hounds: Using Pre-conviction Forfeiture to Save Seized Animals from Re-victimization
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Online Webinar

   3    “Breaking the Taboo” by the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Center for Biological Diversity
Animal Legal Defense Fund and Center for Biological Diversity
Berkeley, California, USA

   3    Third Annual SARIS Lecture: Do Animals Have Rights? And What Does That Mean, Exactly?
Memorial University
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

   4    “Breaking the Taboo” by the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Center for Biological Diversity
Animal Legal Defense Fund and Center for Biological Diversity
Los Angeles, California, USA

   4    Wildlife Crimes: How Poaching Funds Armed Groups and Terrorists
New York City Bar
New York, NY, USA

 4-6  5th National Animal Cruetly Prosecution Conference
The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys and the Animal Legal Defense Fund
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

   4    “Breaking the Taboo” by the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Center for Biological Diversity
Animal Legal Defense Fund and Center for Biological Diversity
Los Angeles, California, USA

   6    6th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
CITES
Bonn, Germany

   6    Animals and History Workshop
New York University Animal Studies Initiative
New York City, New York, USA

   6    Second European Workshop on Environmental Crime and Wildlife Poisoning
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)

   7    Atlanta Veg Fest 2015
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

   7    Fundraiser for People For Animals
People for Animals
Pune, Maharashtra, India 

   7    The 6th Annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest
Florida Voices for Animals
Tampa Bay, Florida

   8    Pet CPR and First Aid Training
Dogmanities
South Pasadena, California, USA

   9    Challenging ‘Ag-Gag’: Protecting Freedom of Speech & the Freedom of the Press
The American Constitution Society and the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund of the University of Texas School of Law
Austin, Texas, USA

 9-15  Orangutan Caring Week
World Orangutan Events
Worldwide

   10    The Challenges of Creating Zoos That Are Ethical Edens
Center for Animals and Public Policy Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA

   12    Deadline for submission of documents for the 66th meeting of the Standing Committee.
CITES

   12    The Golden Rule for Today's World
Madonna University
Livonia, Michigan, USA

 13-14  International Law and Wildlife Well-Being - Moving from Theory to Action
George Washington University Law School
Washington, DC, USA

 13-15  Green Festival Expo
Messe Stuttgart Inc. 
San Francisco, California, USA

   16    Animal Law and Environmental Law: Exploring the Connections and Synergies
Environmental Law Institute
Washington, DC, USA and available via webinar

 16-18  2nd INTERPOL Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Events
INTERPOL
Singapore

 17-18  Joint Monitoring of Migratory Birds + Joint Monitoring of Breeding Birds (JMMB/JMBB)
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)

   18    “Ag-Gag Laws” and the Fight to Save the First Amendment with Matthew Liebman
Standford Law School
Standford, California, USA

 18-24  Informal Consultations on "Oceans and the Law of the Sea" - Second Round
United Nations
New York, New York, USA

   21    Ethical Fashion Show and Animal Rights Conference
New York City, New York, USA

 23-27  26th Meeting of the Wildlife Crime Working Group
INTERPOL
Singapore

 24-26  Regional CITES NDF Workshop on Risk Assessment and Sharks
CITES
Santiago, Chile

   25    (Cancelled) World Day Against Foie Gras
L214
Worldwide

 25-27  Second Meeting of African-Eurasian Migratory Landbirds Working Group
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

   26    318th Session: Fur Farming
The European Parliament's Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals
Strasbourg, France

   30    Compassionate Actions Project Food Pantry
Compassionate Actions Project
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

 28 November - 6 December  5th Annual Georgia Week for the Animals
Animal World USA
Georgia, USA

 28 November - 6 December  7th Annual Mississippi Week for the Animals
Animal World USA
Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 28 November - 6 December  5th Annual South Carolina Week for the Animals
Animal World USA
South Carolina, USA

 30 November - 1 December  Dr. Temple Grandin: Livestock Behavior & Welfare: Experience, Research, and the Impact on My Life and Teaching
Center for Animals and Public Policy Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA

 
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 28 November - 6 December  5th Annual Georgia Week for the Animals
Animal World USA
Georgia, USA

 28 November - 6 December  7th Annual Mississippi Week for the Animals
Animal World USA
Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 28 November - 6 December  5th Annual South Carolina Week for the Animals
Animal World USA
South Carolina, USA

 30 November - 1 December  Dr. Temple Grandin: Livestock Behavior & Welfare: Experience, Research, and the Impact on My Life and Teaching
Center for Animals and Public Policy Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA

   2    MCLE: Animal Law Seminar: Upholding California’s Farmed Animal Protections
LA Law Library
Los Angeles, California, USA

   2    National Mutt Day
USA

 
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  • January
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  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

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    3     7th Annual Animal Law Reception at the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting
Animal Legal Defense Fund
New York City, New York, USA

    4     Protest Against Culling/Baiting Sharks
Speakers include Director of Sea Shephard Australia and Founder of Western Australians for Shark Conservation
Cotteslow, Western Australia

  4-10   99th Anniversary of Be Kind to Animals Week
American Humane Association
Worldwide

    5     National Bird Day
Born Free USA
USA

   12     Chicago Vegan Pledge Talk
Mercy for Animals
Chicago, Illinois, USA

   13     Seminar: Combatting London's Wildlife Crime
CITES
London, the United Kingdom

 13-17  Asia for Animals Conference
Asia for Animals Coalition
Singapore

   16     Hearing on the Ivory Trade
Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation
New York City, New York, USA

   17     Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre Opens to the Public
Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
Sepilok, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

   17     Lecture on"Without Human Rights No Animal Rights"
Worldwide Events Ending Animal Cruelty Germany
Münster, Germany

 24-26  Parrot Festival 2014
National Parrot Rescue and Preservation Foundation
Houston, Texas, USA

   25      Peaceful Demonstration for the Ban of Ivory
Action for Elephants UK
London, UK

   29     Human Animal Conflict: Balancing Property Rights, Nuisances, & Public Safety with Animal Welfare, Conservation, and Humanity
Animal Legal Defense Fund
New York City, New York, USA

  29-31  Regional Consultative Workshop for the Implementation of New CITES Listings of Sharks and Manta Rays
CITES and FAO
Casablanca, Morrocco

   30     Indonesian Primate Day
ProFauna Indonesia
Indonesia

 
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     1      March Against the Badger Cull in Newcastle
The League Against Cruel Sports
Newcastle, UK

     2      World Wetlands Day
RAMSAR
Worldwide

     4      Lobby 101 Animal Advocacy Training
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA)
Waltham, Massachusetts, USA

     6      Current Trends & Important Developments in Animal Law
Ontario Bar Association
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

     8      Shrewsbury Badger Cull Protest
Care for the Wild
Shrewsbury, UK

   7-9     The Ivy League Vegan Conference
iV League
Princeton, New Jersey, USA

 11-12   Symposium: International Wildlife Trafficking - Solutions to a Global Crisis
Zoological Society of London
London, UK

    13     London Conference on the Illegal Trade in Wildlife
London, UK

    14     Pet Theft Awareness Day
Last Chance for Animals
USA

    15     Love for the Animals
Maple Farm Sanctuary
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

    15     San Francisco March for Sharks
Shark Stewards
San Francisco, California, USA

    15     World Pangolin Day
World Pangolin Day
Worldwide

    21    Animal Abuse Leadership Summit
Animals and Society Institute's AniCare
Owing Mills, Maryland, USA

 19-21  Fourth Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop
CITES
San José, Costa Rica

 21-13  11th Annual National Animal Law Competitions
Northwestern University School of Law
Chicago, Illinios, USA

  22    Birmingham Badger Cull Protest
Care for the Wild
Birmingham, UK

 23-27  World Oceans Summit 2014
The Economist and National Geographic
San Francisco, California, USA

   23    Neither Man Nor Beast: Partriarchy, Speciesism, and Deconstructing Oppressions
Web-based

   25     World Spay Day
Humane Society Veterinary Medical Society
Worldwide

   27     International Polar Bear Day
Worldwide

 24-28  Fourteenth Meeting of the FAO Committee on Fisheries Sub-Committee on Fish Trade (COFI-FT)
CITES
Bergen, Norway

 

 
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     1      St Albans Badger Cull Protest
Care for the Wild
St Albans, UK

     3      World Wildlife Day
UN General Assembly
Worldwide

   3-5    International Workshop on Transboundary Enforcement Information Sharing on Wildlife Crime
CITES
Tokyo, Japan

 9-22    Festivegan
veganfriendly.co.il
Israel 

    11     Webinar - Idealist.org Launches New Network for Activists
Idealist.org
Online

    12     Animals and Their People: The Fall of the Anthropocentric Paradigm 
The Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Science
Warsaw, Poland 

 11-22   Animal Law Enforcement Training Academy
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Novato, California, USA

    15     Global March for Lions
Campaign Against Canned Hunting
Worldwide

    15     Stratford Upon Avon Badger Cull Protest
Care for the Wild
Stratford Upon Avon, UK

 17-18   The Science of Animal Thinking and Emotion: Sentience as a Factor in Policy and Practice
Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy
Washington, D.C., USA

    18     Lobby Day for Animals 2014
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA)
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

   20     Meatout
Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM)
Worldwide

 20-21  Bay Area Speaking Tour on Anti-Wolf Hunt Campaign
Hunt Saboteurs NW
San Francisco, California, USA

 22-28  2014 AZA Mid-Year Meeting
Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Memphis, Tennessee, USA

   23     Vegan Iron Chef
San Francisco, California, USA

   25     Is Animal Sentience Fully Recognized and Understood in Animal Agriculture?
Animal Mosaic - World Society for the Protection of Animals
Online

 25-26  The Impact of Regulation EC 1223/2009 on the Use of Animals for Testing Cosmetics (workshop at the Making Cosmetics Conference)
Cruelty Free International
Coventry, UK

 
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   1-4    International Air Transport Association (IATA) meeting on Live Animals and Perishables Board
International Air Transport Association
Miami, Florida, USA

    4      The Meat We Eat: 2014 Forum on Industrial Animal Farming
Harvard Food Law Society and the Harvard Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

    4      World Stray Animals Day
Worldwide

    5      Ensuring Effective Adoptions
Kerala Federation of Animal Protection Organizations
Peroorkada, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

    6      Conscious Eating Conference
United Poultry Concerns, Animal Place, Berkeley Organization for Animal Advocacy
Berkeley, California, USA

  7-12   European Regional Conference on Goats 2014
Hungarian Sheep and Goat Dairying Public Utility Association
Debrecen, Hungary and Oradea, Romania

    8      National Dog Fighting Awareness Day
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
USA

   8-9    International Conference 2014: Assessing the Risks of the Rhino Horn Trade
Outraged South African Citizens Against Poaching
Pretoria, South Africa

     9     Purebred Paradox: Disease Risks in Purebred Dogs and the Welfare Implications of Dog Breeding
Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA)
Webinar

   10     Conference on Wildlife Trafficking
European Commission
Brussels, Belgium

   10     Critical Animal Studies Academy
Houston, Texas, USA

   11     Animal Ethics: Abolition, Regulation or Citizenship
Rutgers School of Law--Newark
Newark, New Jersey, USA

 19-27  World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week
Worldwide

   23     Save Scotland's Seals Tweet Storm
Seal Scotland
Online - Twitter

   24    Free Film Screening: "Maximum Tolerated Dose"
National Anti-Vivisection Society
Chicago, Illinois, USA

   24    World Day for Laboratory Animals
Worldwide

   26    Conference on Animal Welfare in Mainland China and Taiwan
Duo Duo Animal Welfare Project
San Francisco, California, USA

   26    Truro Badger Cull Protest
Care for the Wild
Truro, UK

   26    World Veterinary Day
Worldwide

   26    Worthing Day for Animals
All Saints Church Hall
Worthing, UK

   27   Northern Ireland Says 'NO' to Animal Cruelty
Northern Ireland Badger Group
Belfast, Ireland

   28    Where are we in reducing the use and improving the welfare of lab animals?
Animal Mosaic - World Society for the Protection of Animals
Online

April 28- May 3  27th Meeting of the CITES Animals Committee
Veracruz, Mexico

   29    Global Animal Welfare Webinar
World Veterinary Association
Online

   30     Save Scotland's Seals Tweet Storm
Seal Scotland
Online - Twitter

 
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    23    The Ghosts in Our Machine Screening with post-film Q&A with Liz Marshall
Presented by the Animal Legal Defense Fund
Oakland, California, USA

   23    World Turtle Day
American Tortoise Rescue
Worldwide

    27     "Death at Seaworld": Examining Killer Whales in Captivity
New York City Bar Committee on Animal Law

   29    Registration opens for the Jane Goodall Institute's Summer 2014 Online Course: "Turning Learners into Leaders: Empowering Youth through Service in Education"
Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots
Online

   29    Conference: Should Primates Be Kept as Pets in the UK?
Born Free Foundation
London, UK

   29    Oportunidades de Mercado para los Huevos de Pastoreo en Costa Rica / Market Opportunities for Free Range Eggs in Costa Rica
Humane Society International
San José, Costa Rica

 May 29-June 1  Association of Field Ornithologists and Wilson Ornithological Society 2014 Conference
Association of Field Ornithologists and Wilson Ornithological Society 
Newport, Rhode Island, USA

    30     School of Law Roundtable Seminar: Wildlife Law Reform and the Future Protection of Wildlife
Middlesex University School of Law
Hendon, North London, UK

  30   Stop the Badger Cull March and Rally in London
The Great Badger Trail 2014 - A 10 Day March from Gloucester to London
London, UK

  31   4th Annual National Animal Rights Day - Los Angeles
National Animal Rights Day
Los Angeles, California, USA

  31   4th Annual National Animal Rights Day - San Francisco
National Animal Rights Day
Los Angeles, California, USA

  31   Why Does the Left Largely Ignore Animal Issues?
United Poultry Concerns
New York City, New York, USA

 
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   9    Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking; Meeting
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Washington, DC, USA

  9-13   Animal Welfare and Rights International Conference
Catholic Concern for Animals - Cameroon
Limbe Municipality Hall, Limbe South Cameroon

   11    Humane Lobby Day 2014 - Sacramento
Humane Society of the United States
Sacramento, California, USA

   11    Pets for Life: Strategic Community Outreach Webmail
Humane Society of the United States
Online

   12    Animal Sacrifice, Religion, and the Law: The Practice of Using Chickens as Kaporos
United Poultry Concerns
New York City, New York, USA

 12-13  European Forum of Animal Welfare Councils
International Centre for Veterinary Training and Information
Teramo, Italy

   14     March for the Closing Down of all the Slaughterhouses
March for the Closing Down of all the Slaughterhouses
Paris, France; London, UK; Sydney, Australia; Toronto, Canada; Los Angeles, USA; Montreal, Canada; New York, USA

 17-19  Ad hoc Working Group on the Animal Welfare of Working Equids
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
Paris, France

 23-27  First United Nations Environment Assembly (addressing Illegal Wildlife Trafficking)
United Nations Environment Programme
Nairobi, Kenya

 24-26  Working Group on Animal Welfare
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
Paris, France

 24-28  National Association of Equine Affiliated Academics 2014 Conference
National Association of Equine Affiliated Academics
Louisville, Kentucky, USA

    26    Recent Advances in Animal Welfare Conference IV: UFAW Animal Welfare Conference
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare
York, the United Kingdom

 27-30  Taking Action for Animals
Humane Society of the United States
Washington, D.C., USA

   28   Bournemouth Vegan Fair
Dorset Vegan
Bournemouth, UK

 28-19  Speak for Wolves
Numerous sponsors
Arch Park and Gardniner, Montana

 June 28-July 6  5th Annual United Kingdom Week for the Animals
Animal World USA-International
UK

 
 
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 11-12  2014 Animal Law Conference
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

   16    Screening of Redemption: The No Kill Revolution in America
No Kill Advocacy Center
New York City, New York, USA (also, more screening dates and locations)

 17-20  Reading Animals
An International English Studies Conference
Sheffield, United Kingdom

 19-22  Animals and Humans Together: Integration in Society
International Society for Anthrozoology
Vienna, Austria

 21-23  Nonprofit Marketing Conference
American Marketing Association
Arlington, Virginia, USA

 21-23  Oxford Summer School on Religion and Animal Protection
Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics
Oxford, UK

 25-29  American Veterinary Medical Association Convention 2014
American Veterinary Medical Association
Denver, Colorado

   26    2nd Annual Engaging with Eco-ability Conference
Institute for Critical Animal Studies
Online

 25-27  Eurasian Animal Rights Gathering 2014
Georgia

   27    13th Annual Pet Rescue Benefit
Barefoot Children of the Fort Lauderdale Parrot Head Club
Oakland Park, Florida, USA

   29    International Tiger Day
Worldwide

July 29-August 2 48th Congress of the International Society of Applied Ethologists
International Society for Applied Ethology
Citoria-Gasteiz, Spain

 
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   2    Belle Vue Greyhound Demo, Manchester
Greyhound Action
Manchester, UK

   2    Rally Against Fox and Stag Hunting in NI
Belfast, UK

   5    III Congresso Brasileiro de Bioética e Bem-estar Animal / III Brazilian Congress of Bioethics and Animal Welfare
Conselho Federal de Medicina Veterinária and Universidade Federal do Paraná
Curitiba, Brasil

    6     Pets for Life: Building Capacity and Infrastructure for Program Success
The Humane Society of the United States
Online Webinar

   10    Hen Harrier Day
Birders Against Wildlife Crime and the North West Raptor Protection Group
Derbyshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cumbria, and Northumberland, UK

   10    World Lion Day
Animal Defenders International
Worldwide

   12    World Elephant Day
Animal Defenders International
Worldwide

   16     International Homeless Animals Day
International Society for Animal Rights
U.S. and International

   17    London Vegan Festival
Campaign Against Leather and Fur (CALF)
London, UK

   20    Why Meatless Monday? The Impact and Benefits
The Humane Society of the United States
Online Webinar

   23    Benefit for Climate March Teach-In
Animal Advocacy Museum
Woodland Hills, California, USA

 
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   1    International Primate Day
Animal Defenders International
Worldwide

   1    London Demo for Dolphins - Against the Taiji Annual Hunt and Captivity
London Against the Dolphin Massacre
London, UK

   3-5    WAFL2014 - 6th International Conference on the Assessment of Animal Welfare at Farm and Group Level
WAFL (Joint Research Unit between INRA and VetAgro)
Clermont-Ferrand, France

 5,6,7  National Weekend of Action Against the AETA
Institute for Critical Animal Studies
Numerous localities in the U.S.

 9-18  Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
Paris, France

 11-14  International Animal Rights Conference
Luxembourg

 11-18  Biennial Commission Meeting (IWC65)
International Whaling Commission
Portoroz, Slovenia

 12-14  India for Animals Conference 2014
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations
Jaipur, India

   13    2014 California Animal Law Symposium 
Animal Legal Defense Fund, Golden Gate University, University of California Hastings College of the Law, Evans and Page
San Francisco, California, USA

   13    Elephant: Forget Me Not Exhibit Opening
The National Museum of Animals and Society
Los Angeles, California, USA

   13    The Ultimate Vegan Summer Bash, hosted by John Schlimm
Asha Sanctuary
Lewiston, New York, USA

 13-14  2014 Vietnam Animal Welfare Conference
Yêu Động Vật and Humane Society International
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 14-16  Second Global Tiger Stocktaking Conference and Sunderbans Tiger Conservation Landscape
Bangladesh Forest Department, Global Tiger Initiative, World Bank, Global Tiger Fund
Dhaka, Bangladesh  

 15-17  Panel Discussion featuring Dr. Theodora Capaldo (New England Anti-Vivisection Society) on 'How to Ensure Safety Without Animal Testing' at the Cosmetic Compliance Summit
Cosmetic Compliance
New Jersey, USA

 16-19  39th World Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress
World Small Animal Veterinary Association
Cape Town, South Africa

 17-20  International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference
The Plantrician Project
San Diego, California, USA

   19    Performing Species: What Can Animal Studies and Theatre/Performance Studies Teach Each Other?
New York University
New York City, New York, USA

 19-21  International Equine Conference
Equine Welfare Alliance
Wellington, Florida, USA

   20    Protest & Rally to End the Killing of Dogs and Cats in New York City
No Kill New York, Inc.
New York City, New York, USA

   20    Workshop: Developing a Practical Knowledge of Draught Animals
World Association for Transport Animal Welfare and Studies
Surrey, UK

 20-21  Farm Animal Care Conference
Farm Sanctuary
Watkins Glen, New York, USA

   21    People's Climate March
350.org
New York City, New York, USA and various locations worldwide

  21    Vegan's Hub for the People's Climate March
350.org
New York City, New York, USA and various locations worldwide

 22-25  2014 Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigeounous Communities Conference
Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigeounous Communities (AMRRIC)
Darwin, Australia 

   22    Civil Disobedience Action for Wild Horses
Friends of Animals
Rock Springs, Wyoming, USA

   22    World Rhino Day
Worldwide

   23    2014 Climate Summit
The United Nations
New York City, New York,  USA

   25    Remember Me Thursday: Light a Candle to Save a Life
Helen Woodward Animal Center
Worldwide events

   26    Poaching and Illicit Wildlife Trafficking: Towards Joint Action by the International Community
The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany and the President of the Gabonese Republic
New York City, New York, USA

 26-27  Montreal Vegan Festival
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

   27    ALDF-LA Animal Law Symposium
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Los Angeles, California, USA

   27    (R)evolution des "Objets"(Manifestation a Paris pour une Evolution Signiticative du Statut Juridique de l'Animal)
F.U.D.A. (Forces Unies pour les Droits des Animalaux)
Paris, France

   27    The Agricultural Gag Laws - Your First Amendment Rights, Your Health, Animal Welfare, and Our Environment
Yale Law School Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Connecticut Bar Association Animal Law Section
New Haven, Connecticut, USA

 27-28  London VegFest
London, UK

   28    Betoging tegen onverdoofd ritueel slachten / Manifestation contre l'abattage rituel sans étourdissement (Demonstration Against Ritual Slaughter without Stunning)
Global Action in the Interest of Animals (GAIA)
Brussels, Belgium

   28    International Rabbit Day
House Rabbit Society
Worldwide

   28    World Rabies Day
Global Alliance for Rabies Control
Worldwide

   30    Animals in 3 Dimensions: Biology, Literature, Activism
Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, California, USA

   30    Chicken Kaporos Demonstration
Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos
Brooklyn, New York, USA

 September 29-October 3  Aquatic Animal Health Standards Commission
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
Paris, France

 
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   1    Buyer Beware: The Risks and Welfare Concerns Associated with the Fur Trade
The Humane Society of the United States
Online

   1    Chicken Kaporos Demonstration
Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos
Brooklyn, New York, USA

   1    World Vegetarian Day
North American Vegetarian Society
Worldwide

  1-6   42nd World Veg Fest
International Vegetarian Union
Accra, Ghana

   2    Chicken Kaporos Demonstration
Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos
Brooklyn, New York, USA

    2     World Day for Farmed Animals
Worldwide

  2-5   Screening of 'The Ghosts in Our Machine'
EkoFILM
Ostrava, Czech Republic

    4     Animals Matter!
World Animal DayWorld Animal NetPan African Animal Welfare Alliance
Marches across the world planned by individual organizers

    4     Global March for Elephants and Rhinos
London, UK

    4     Global March for Lions
London, UK

    4     World Animal Day - Get Involved and Show You Care!
Animal Advocates Worldwide
Cheltenham Glos United Kingdom

    5     Tous a Rodilhan, pour la 3e fois!
CRAC Europe (Comite Radicalement Anti Corrida pour la Protection de l'Enfance)
Rodilhan, France

  5-9    Pathways 2014: Common Futures-Integrating Human Dimensions into Fisheries and Wildlife Management
Colorado State University
Estes Park Center, Colorado, USA

 
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   1    World Vegan Day
The Vegan Society
Worldwide

   1    Screening of The Ghosts in Our Machine
Firenze, Italy

   1    Screening of The Ghosts in Our Machine
Riga, Latvia

   2    North East Vegan Festival
Farplace Animal Rescue
Sunderland, UK

  3-5   Animal Welfare Symposium 2014: Humane Endings - In Search of the Best Practices for the Euthanasia, Humane Slaughter, and Depopulation of Animals
American Veterinary Medical Association
Rosemont, Illinois, USA

   4    Chicago-Kent SALDF PAW Project Screening
Chicago-Kent School of Law
Chicago, Illinios

  4-9   COP11: 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CMS
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
Quito, Ecuador

  4-9   Rehab in the Ring of Fire: The 35th Annual IWRC Symposium
International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
Victoria, BC, Canada

   5    Animal Experimentation and the Law
University of South Carolina School of Law and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Columbia, South Carolina

   5    Screening of Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret
Seattle, Washington, USA

   6    Animal Welfare, Rodeos, and the Law
University of Victoria and Victoria Citizens Against Rodeo Events
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

   6    Screening of Cospiracy: The Sustainability Secret
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

   7    Protest Against the Taiji Dolphin and Small Whale Slaughter and Captivity Trade
London Against the Dolphin Massacre
London, UK

   7    Southeastern Animal Law Symposium
Florida State University SALDF and Petagon International Inc.
Tallahassee, Florida, USA

 19-21  Hanoi Wildlife Trafficking Workshop
Governments of the U.S. and Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam

   20    Seminar: Investigating Animal Abuse
Animal Legal Defense Fund and Nebraska Humane Society
Grand Island, Nebraska, USA

   21    Animal Abuse Leadership Summit
Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office Animal Abuse Unit
Pheonix, Maryland

   21    To the Rescue! New York 2014
The Humane Society of the United States
New York City, New York, USA

 21-22  2014 Conference on Issues in Modern Philosophy: "Animals"
New York University
New York City, New York, USA

 21-23  Advancing Zoo Animal Welfare Science and Policy Symposium
The Detroit Zoological Society's Center for Zoo Animal Welfare
Detroit, Michigan, USA

  23-27   6th East and Southeast Asian Wild Animal Rescue Network Conference
Wild Animal Rescue Netwark (WARN)
Hong Kong SAR, China

  24-28   4th Meeting of the Steering Committee of the African Elephant Fund
CITES
West Tsavo, Kenya

   25    Pledge to go Veg on World Meatless Day
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO)
Worldwide

 25-27  International Workshop Sharks: Articulating Experiences and Strategies for Implementation of Species Included in CITES Appendix II
CITES
Santa Marta, Columbia

 27-28  International Workshop on the Prohibition of the Illicit Trade of Wildlife
CITES
Tagaytay City, Philippines

   29    National March Against Live Exports
Kent Action Against Live Exports
Kent, UK

   30    Congress of the Party for the Animals
Party for the Animals / Partij voor de Dieren
The Netherlands

 
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  1-5   Eleventh Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)
CITES
Apia, Samoa

   2    Where Did Our Compassion Go? Children, Adults, and the Loss of the Human-Animal Bond
Office of Engaged Scholarship, Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York
New York City, New York, USA

   3    Animal Welfare Student Scholars' Meeting
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare
Newcastle, United Kingdom

  4-5   Between Apes and Angels: Human and Animal in the Early Modern World
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland

   5    Remembrance in Honor of the Animals Sacrificed at Gadhimai
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO)
Jantar Mantar, India

   7    Until Every Animal is Free
Direct Action Everywhere
San Francisco, California, USA

 
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   4    World Stray Animals Day
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 June 27-July 1  Animal Rights 2013 National Conference
FARM Animal Rights
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

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 17-20  31st World Veterinary Congress
World Veterinary Association
Prague, Czech Republic

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    1     World Vegetarian Day
Worldwide

  2-3    First Asian Rhino Range States Meeting
Bandar Lampung, Indonesia

  3-6    41st World Veg Fest
International Vegetarian Union
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

        World Animal Day
Worldwide

   12    Paris Vegan Day
Paris, France

   13    No More Homeless Pets Conference
Best Friends Animal Society
Jacksonville, Florida, USA

   16    Citizens' Hearing on the Delisting of Wolves
Wild Earth Gaurdians
Denver, Colorado, USA

   16    World Food Day
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome, Italy

 16-20  Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
Wildlife Conservation Film Festivals
New York, New York, USA

   17     The Big Earthwatch Debate 2013: Bone of Contention (Debating the need for a legalized trade in elephant, tiger, and rhino parts)
Earthwatch Institute
London, UK

 22-23  Global Snow Leopard Conservation Forum
Bishkek, Kyrgys Republic 

 22-23  Plenary Meeting of the EFSA Panel on Animal Health and Welfare
European Food Safety Authority
Italy

   24    Understanding the Evolution of the Ontario SPCA
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 25-27  21st Annual Animal Law Conference
Stanford Law School
Palo Alto, California, USA

 26-27  18th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival
Boston Vegetarian Society
Boston Massachusetts, USA

   28     The Welfare of Dogs and Cats - Building a Europe that Cares for Animals
The European Commission
Brussels, Belgium

  30-31  Training Workshop on Wildlife Law Enforcement
International Consortiumon Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC)
Nairobi, Kenya

   31   Protecting Threatened Wildlife in Africa with Technology Forum
World Wildlife Fund and the Richardson Center for Global Engagement
Washington, D.C., USA
 
 
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   1     World Vegan Day
The Vegan Society
Worldwide

   3     Cruelty Free Festival
Sydney Australia

  5-6   International Rhinoceros DNA Sampling Training Workshop
South African Department of Pretoria's Veterniary Genetics Laboratory International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC)
Hoedspruit, South Africa

    6     Putting Animal Welfare at the Heart of the European Elections
Eurogroup for Animals
Brussels, Belgium

   7    Grevy's Zebra Research and Conservation Conference
Kenya Wildlife Service
Kenya

   7    Using Social Media to Build Support for Your Animal Rescue Webinar
Humane Society University
Online

 8-14   U.S. Theatrical Release of The Ghosts in Our Machine
Village East Cinema
New York, New York, USA

 21-22  International Animal Welfare Symposium
City University of Hong Kong and Cornell University
Hong Kong, China

 26-30  5th East and Southeast Asian Wildlife Animal Rescue Network Conference "WARN 2013"
The Sabah Wildlife Department
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

 28-30  3rd Annual European Conference for Critical Animal Studies: Technoscientific Developments and Critical Animal Studies
Institute for Critical Animal Studies
Karlsruhe, Germany

   30    Compassionate Living Festival
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organizations
Jaipur, India

   30    National Fur Demo
The Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade
London, UK

 
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July 31- August 4 46th Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology
ISAE
Vienna, Austria

         Animal Rights 2012 National Conference
FARM
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

   7    International Day of Action fo South Korean Dogs and Cats
Animal Welfare Institute and In Defense of Animals
Washington, D.C., USA

  7-9  7th Annual Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference
Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association
Washington, D.C., USA

 13-16  International Animal Rights Conference

 18-22  International Wild Equid Conference
University of Veterinary Medicine
Vienna, Austria

   22     Woefstock Festival
Zwolle, The Netherlands

   22     D.C. VegFest
Washingotn, D.C., USA

 27-31  Summer Course: 'Husbandry of Rescued Primates'
AAP Sanctuary for Exotic Animals
Almere, The Netherlands

 
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 22-29  World Week for the Abolition of Meat

 27-29  Animal Center Educational Services International Conference
ACES
San Diego, California, USA

   28    Second Annual Living with Wildlife Conference
The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals
Toronto, Ontario, Canada  

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    4      World Animal Day
Worldwide

   4-5    Import and Keeping of Exotic Animals in the EU: Existing Concerns and Risks - Current Challenges to Meet
Federation of Veterinarians of Europe
Brussels, Belgium

 19-21   20th Annual Animal Law Conference
Lewis & Clark Law School
Portland, Oregan, USA

 27-28   Boston Vegetarian Food Festival
Boston Vegetarian Society
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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   6-8   3rd Global Conference on Animal Welfare
OIE - World Organization for Animal Health
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

   10    Zwerfdieren Symposium
Stray Animal Foundation Platform
Utrecht, The Netherlands

 23-27  Meeting of East and South East Easian Rescue Centres
Wildlife Animal Rescue Network
Taipei City Zoo, Taipei, Taiwan

   28    World Compassion Day 2012
Humane Society International
Mumbai, India

 

 
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