What: Temple Student Animal Legal Defense Fund presents a panel discussion on dog fighting in the city of Philadelphia. The discussion will highlight how the issue of dog fighting affects the city’s animals and people alike and what is being done to combat dog fighting in the city. Panelists will discuss the breeds commonly involved, what dog fighters typically breed for, misconceptions of the breed and owners, as well as commentary on the dog fighting bust involving Michael Vick and the rehabilitation of the recovered Vick dogs.
Temple SALDF seeks to raise awareness about the issue of dog fighting and discuss the impact it has on the community.
Who: Panelists include:
* Ken Foster, author of best-selling memoir “The Dogs Who Found Me” and founder of the Sula Foundation in New Orleans;
* Jim Gorant, Senior Editor at Sports Illustrated who reported on the seized Michael Vick Dogs which also inspired his upcoming book
* Marisa Scully, dog behaviorist and certified pet trainer
* Leigh Siegfried, a certified pet dog trainer and owner of Opportunity Barks Behavior & Training, who worked with eleven of the seized Michael Vick Dogs.
* George Bengal, PSPCA Animal Control Officer involved in dog fighting raids
Where: Moot Court Room, Klein Hall, Temple University, 1719 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, 19122
When: October 28, 2009 – 7pm
RSVP to: Samantha.Jones@temple.edu