Wegmans Cruelty: An Unofficial Blog

This is an unofficial blog and informational archive related to the WEGMANSCRUELTY film and resulting campaign.

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Adam Durand to Speak at Two Events This Month

President of Compassionate Consumers Adam Durand will be speaking at two events this month. Adam will share the stage with some of the world’s most seasoned animal advocates. You can still register for the Farm Sanctuary New York Hoe Down and Animal Rights 2006 at the websites below.

Event: Farm Sanctuary New York Hoe Down
Date: Saturday, August 5 & 6
Place: Farm Sanctuary, Watkins Glen, NY
Event website: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/visit/Newyork_hoedown06.htm

Event: Animal Rights 2006
Date: Saturday, August 10 – Monday, August 14
Place: Hilton Mark Center Alexandria Hotel, Alexandria, VA
Event website: http://www.arconference.org/program.htm

In 2004 Adam Durand and two others entered New York State's largest egg farm to document the egregious animal cruelty. His organization, Compassionate Consumers, has since worked to educate the public about this cruelty and convince Wegmans, the farm's owners, to openly disclose and improve the conditions and practices there. Adam was convicted of trespassing for his open actions and has served one month of a six month jail sentence. His story has appeared in over 80 newspapers and TV news
programs, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsday, and ABC "Primetime".

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