13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
Animals, both domesticated and wild, are harmed by people more often than the public probably are aware. Badger baiting, hare coursing, dog fighting, and inhumane conditions on factory farms all cause animal suffering and are hidden from view. This panel discussion will detail the wildlife crime and animal abuse that is happening in the Northeast, offers suggestions for what can be done and tells the audience how they can help.
14. Does the event have particular local relevance?:
15. If so, please indicate what this is:
The wildlife crimes and animal abuse discussed are occurring in the Northeast.