The annual Animal Rights Conference will
be held in Washington, DC from Thursday August 14th through Monday
These conferences, hosted by F.A.R.M., are
the oldest and most inclusive of all Animal Rights conferences. At these
conferences you will hear a variety of views from over 90 experienced
and knowledgeable AR speakers and advocates. It is the perfect venue for
networking, meeting new friends and renewing old acquaintanceships.
This year, several of C.A.S.H.’s and Wildlife
Watch’s perennial issues will get a well-deserved hearing at the
In several past issues of the C.A.S.H.
Courier, we have been telling you about the heroic efforts of Jan
Haagensen, a land-owner and an attorney in Pennsylvania. Jan was
charged with six counts of hunter harassment after she told a hunting
party that was approaching her on her land not to trespass.
Rather than accept a plea-bargain, which
would have resulted in a nominal fee, Jan decided to fight the charges
in court. As expected, she lost in the local trial court.
Jan won in appellate court when the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania failed to even file a response to her
appeal and, in fact, withdrew from the case and just walked away without
even attempting to justify the trial court’s decision.
Jan’s victory in appellate court is cited as
case law in “Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Annotated.” Purdon’s is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania authority for
case law citations. 34.PA.C.S.A. §2302 and 29a Pa D 2d-63 Key No.9 refer
to Jan’s case and her decisive victory over the bogus trial court
decision. Any future similar hunter harassment cases will have a
much easier time getting dismissed because of the case-law established
by Jan Haagensen’s action. Jan urges everyone to file complaints
against trespassing hunters early and often.
Jan is currently in the process of seeking
funding to bring her civil case against local law enforcement forward.
Jan will be one of the featured presenters at
Peter Muller will also speak on:
1. Enacting Protective Laws (selecting issues, forging coalitions,
dealing with legislators)
2. Effective Wildlife Campaigns and Tactics
3. Abuse of Wildlife with government sanction
4. Dealing with human-animal conflicts
5. Lobby Training
Please record the date. We look forward to
seeing you at AR 2008!