The Speakers at “FREEDOM FOR GREYHOUNDS – CLOSE THE CANIDROME AND ALL RACE TRACKS WORLDWIDE” – Milan, 24 and 25 September
The speakers at the Conference “”Freedom for Greyhounds – CloseTheCanidrome and all Race Tracks Worldwide” are some of the best advocates helping greyhounds.
Trudy Baker is the Founder of Greyt Exploitations who have campaigned for a ban on dog racing and stronger protection laws since 2008. Prior to retirement Trudy worked in London as an interior decorator and was the first female Regional President of the British Decorators Association. While volunteering for a local greyhound rescue – Trudy adopted her first greyhound Archie in 2003 and she currently lives with three greyhounds – Grace – Timmy and Oscar and a lurcher called Joey.
Greyt Exploitations work is focused on research and investigations and our evidence of injuries and appalling welfare standards have been reported in the national and local media – influencing politicians and the wider public.” greytexploitations-greyhound-data.com
Christine A. Dorchak, President and General Counsel, GREY2K USA Worldwide.
A co-founder of GREY2K USA Worldwide, Christine Dorchak has extensive professional experience in the animal protection movement. Before obtaining her law degree, she worked as Research Director for the New England Anti-Vivisection Society and was the manager of the Ellen Gifford Sheltering Home for Cats in Boston. Christine specializes in pari-mutuel law law and has drafted laws to successfully prohibit dog racing in five states and the US Territory of Guam.
Marion Fitzgibbon, Director and founder of Limerick Animal Welfare, Director of The American European Greyhound Alliance and Director on Pro Animale Ireland Greyhound Sanctuary, member on the National Executive Committee of the Irish Animal Welfare Party (IAWP) and member of The Greyhound Rescue Association of Ireland (GRAI). Marion is a major player in the struggle for the protection of greyhounds, lurchers and other animals in Ireland and elsewhere.
Limerick Animal Welfare is a registered charity, founded in 1983, dedicated to caring for abandoned and neglected animals in the Limerick area. Over the last five years alone we have saved more than 2000 animals. We aim to promote the humane treatment of all animals, working towards a more compassionate society. We believe in educating young people about responsible pet ownership.
Michael James, leader and Director of Promotions for Caged North West, English greyhound protection group formed in early 2012. Rita James is founder and she’s charismatic leader of Caged NW along with Michael . The intentions of CAGED are to cover all bases; exposure of the cruelty and corruption within the racing industry, education, political lobbying and using new methods to raise mass awareness.
He is the President, CEO and founder, in 2003, of Anima-Society for the Protection of Animals (Macau) and the visible face of the fight for closing the only legal track of greyhounds in Asia, the Canidrome in Macau.
Aileen Ward is the Representative of Greyt Exploitations on the parliamentary “All Party Group for Animal Welfare“. She has campaigned for the last 5 years for a ban on commercial greyhound racing on the grounds that it is an inherently cruel industry.
With a professional background in social work, housing law and commercial business, she is also a qualified policy analyst and brings with her a comprehensive skill set to advocate for legislative change to the greyhounds plight within the public and political arena.
In her free time Aileen enjoys the company of her two rescue dogs, works providing free advice to prevent homelessness for individual s and families and assists in the rehabilitation of injured wild birds of prey.
Stefania Traini, President and co-founder of Pet Levrieri. Philosophy and Psychology graduate Stefania Traini worked for a few years within the University and later as head of business personnel, before deciding to devote herself entirely to her work as a clinical psychotherapist.
She is also a qualified dog behaviourist, and began to learn about the situation of racing greyhounds after she adopted her first greyhound, Silky, in 2008.
This inspired her to get involved in the antiracing and antihunting campaign movement in defence of greyhounds and galgos, alongside her husband Massimo Greco, who is equally committed. They have adopted 7 dogs together: 5 greyhounds, one galgo and a Dobermann crossbreed. As well as dogs, some of Stefania’s other passions are swimming, reading, nature and music.
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