‘How I became first an animal lover and second a politician’ – U.S. Congressman Sam Farr

U.S. Congressman Sam Farr in action on the floor of Congress / Photo: Congressman Sam Farr

While covering conference recently, Animal Issues Reporter.org’s correspondent Catherine Cowan heard an impassioned speech by , a Democrat from California. TAFA and Rep. Farr’s staff members kindly provided the following transcript.

Speech at TAFA conference by Rep. Sam Farr:

You’ve asked a politician to say a few words tonight to a group of prominent animal lovers.

I thought it would be interesting to relate how I became first an animal lover and second a politician. Read the rest of this entry »


Nation’s biggest veterinarian group to discuss animal welfare at convention this weekend

Dr. Shelly Rubin examines Larry the dog at Blum Animal Hospital in Chicago, IL / Photo: AVMA

AIReporter Trisha Lord St. George is on the scene at the American Veterinary Medical Association’s annual convention in San Diego this weekend. In continuing coverage she’ll bring us news and info from the event.

Editor’s note: This is Trisha’s debut article for AIR. Welcome and thank you, Trisha!

By Trisha Lord St. George

“Step Ahead” is the theme of the 149th annual convention, now in progress at the downtown San Diego Convention Center August 3 through August 7. Read the rest of this entry »


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