October 5, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Marion Institute Connector Series and The Southeast Massachussetts Agriculture Partnership (SEMAP) Present
World-renowned Animal Welfare Expert, Dr. Temple Grandin to Speak about Preventing Animal Abuse in Industrial Farming.
Sunday, October 23, 2016, 11:00 am
Where: Weatherlow Farms, 845 Sodom Road, Westport, MA 02790
Description: As part of a two-day visit to the Southcoast of Massachusetts, Dr. Temple Grandin will be speaking in Westport, MA about animal welfare and behavior, including best practices to avoid animal abuse. Temple Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University. She has published numerous books including New York Times Bestseller “Animals in Translation,” and has appeared on popular television shows and in major magazines. She speaks internationally 3-5 times a year, addressing animal welfare issues and advocating for new perspectives on autism, which she has lived with all her life.
Dr. Grandin’s ground-breaking achievements in livestock handling and facility design have been attributed to her unique visual way of processing information. By harnessing her unique strengths, Temple Grandin has pioneered new ways of understanding animal behavior, doing extensive work on the design of livestock handling facilities. Half the cattle in the U.S. and Canada are handled in equipment she designed for meat processing plants. Other professional activities include developing animal welfare guidelines for the meat industry and consulting with companies on animal welfare.
Dr. Grandin was the focus of the 2010 Emmy Award winning HBO biopic starring Claire Danes. Her TED Talk on how “The World Needs All Kinds of Minds” has been viewed nearly four million times.
Additionally, on Saturday, October 22, Dr. Grandin will be speaking at the Unitarian Church in New Bedford about living with autism.
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