The Humane Hoax Online Summit 2020

Sat, January 18, 2020

1:00 PM - 5:30 PM


  • Animals
  • Environment
  • Vegan
Tags: Conference
Event Description
Event hosted by The Humane Hoax.

Join us for the Second Annual Humane Hoax Online Summit! We have an awesome line-up of speakers this year and the best part? You can attend in your PJ’s!

Faced with growing cultural criticism of large-scale animal agriculture, corporations, manufacturers, and consumers alike are turning towards so-called “humane” methods of animal farming and seeking out alternative labels on their animal products. These falsehoods and myths–the Humane Hoax–range from large farms with thousands of animals to your neighbor’s backyard, yet exploitation and suffering are omnipresent in every method of husbandry. The Humane Hoax Online Summit brings together experts on a wide variety of topics in order to expose the Humane Hoax in all its forms.

For our second conference, we will delve deeper into The Humane Hoax with speakers from a range of different perspectives. We will have an activist attorney who has dedicated her practice to pushing for farmed animal justice through false advertising lawsuits and a rescuer who saves male goats destined to die as kids from the goat dairy industry. Regenerative grazing is now the darling of the locavore meat movement touted as the answer to all the problematic concerns of animal agriculture. We will explore this topic with a critical eye and challenge this supposed cure-all. Also joining us will be a religious scholar who will contest the notion of spiritual by-pass in do-it-yourself slaughter where we often here contemplations like, “we prayed for the animal before…” or “we released the animal’s spirit” as compensation for the act of cruelty.

Please join us in January for this inspiring FREE event as we further the needed and necessary conversation of The Humane Hoax!

FREE Registration

Saturday, January 18, 2020 (EST)


1:00 – 1:15 pm – Introduction with hosts Hope Bohanec & Justin Van Kleeck

1:15 – 2:00 pm – “Humane Myths and Media: The Reproduction of Speciesism in Mainstream News”
with Lisa Barca, Professor at Arizona State University

2:05 – 2:50 pm – “Fighting Humane-Washing: How to Protect Animals Through Consumer Advocacy”
with Kelsey Eberly, Animal Legal Defense Fund

2:55 – 3:40 pm – “Honor Killing: Spiritual Bypass in DIY Slaughter”
with Cogen Bohanec, PhD Candidate

3:40 – 4:00 pm – BREAK

4:00 – 4:45 pm –”Living In Goatlandia: Stories of ‘Humane’ Farmed Animal Rescue”
with Deborah Blum, Goatlandia Sanctuary

4:50 – 5:35 pm – “The Sustainable Animal Agriculture Hoax Exposed”
with Sailesh Rao, Climate Healers

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