PANEL: Bridging Animal Welfare and Animal Rights: Creating Common Ground and Finding Solutions to Root Problems

MONDAY, APRIL 10, 8:30-10:00AM

MODERATOR: Barbara Cartwright, CEO, Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS)

Darren Chang, Queen's Animal Defence, Master’s Student at Queen's University
Camille Labchuk, Executive Director, Animal Justice
Geoff Urton, Senior Manager, Stakeholder Relations, British Columbia SPCA
Jackie Wepruk, General Manager, National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC)

Remaining speaker bios coming soon!

Jackie Wepruk has a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in psychology, from the University of Winnipeg, and a Master of Environmental Design from the University of Calgary.

Upon completing her master’s degree, Jackie was involved in a variety of farm animal welfare contracts with the Alberta Farm Animal Care Association (AFAC) and other farm organizations.

She participated in efforts that led to the creation of the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) in 2005 and is the general manager of the organization. In this capacity she facilitates a partnership between farmed animal industries, governments, the veterinary community, the humane movement and other allied groups to advance farm animal welfare in Canada.

A variety of experiences have informed her perspectives and passions relative to animal welfare including three years working at an animal shelter, involvement in breed rescue with Siberian Huskies and participating in the Code Development Committee that created the sled dog standard of care in British Columbia.