Recording Now Available:
-----------------Watch our Candid Conversation with Akisha Townsend Eaton from Tuesday, September 14th , 2021.
A former legislative attorney for Best Friends Animal Society and for the Humane Society of the United States, Akisha's current work involves supporting groundbreaking advancements for animals through Animal Legal Defense Fund's litigation, legislative and criminal justice initiatives as well as for members of the public seeking legal assistance for animal-related matters.
In this discussion with Maddie's Fund Executive Leadership Team member Mary Ippoliti-Smith, Akisha shares her story from multiple angles. She'll speak of how the work of animal lifesaving and animal protection policy are interwoven and how ultimately all social policy can work together - especially in removing barriers created by systemic bias.
You may even hear from her newly adopted rabbit, Tiger!
What a GREAT program!!
We will post the on-demand recording here later today. Meanwhile, we didn't get to a couple of questions/comments during the live show:
From Sara PizanoHi Akisha-so great to see you! I know the ALDF does a lot of work outside of sheltering but is anyone working to make responsible state laws on behalf of shelter pets? One serious issue is those states with a 7 day stray hold for dogs that negatively impacts shelters.
From Tom LinneyGreat questions and information Akisha! To save Akisha from having to type it in the chat room while speaking, you can also learn more about federal and state animal protection laws at https://aldf.org/article/laws-that-protect-animals/.
Join us on Tuesday, September 14th at 12n Pacific / 3p Eastern for an open, informal 30-minute conversation and Q+A with Akisha Townsend Eaton, Attorney.
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