Andrzej Pazgan/Laura Gogh

In recent years a global and successful animal advocacy movement has emerged reaching an unprecedented interconnectedness and agency. At the same time many areas in the world are still not part of this development, often lacking structures or well-established organizations focusing on farmed animals. Anima International – encompassing 9 organizations from Eastern Europe and Scandinavia – aims at furthering the inclusion of further groups and regions into the international movement, supporting the exchange of experiences and tactics, providing guidance as well as sharing resources.

In this talk Laura Gough and Andrzej Pazgan will share their experiences related to working on the advancement of the international animal protection movement as well as provide greater insight on Anima International’s activities on fostering this process.

Andrzej has been involved in the animal rights and protection movement for a decade. Throughout the years he gathered substantial experience in fields such as investigations, media work and communications, as well as a deep understanding of farmed animals related issues as well as the animal advocacy movement. At this moment his interest to a large part in furthering the exchange of knowledge and skills within the movement as well as advancing collaboration between organizations.

Laura started her career in animal advocacy as a volunteer coordinator for Igualdad Animal in Spain in 2008. After two years she moved to London where she worked on building up the UK branch of Animal Equality. Throughout the years she was involved in the release of several large-scale investigations into the food industry. After leading Animal Equality UK for five years, she pursued her intentions to study International Business in Vienna where she is also involved in the organization of TEDx events. At Animal International she is responsible for IT project management as well as the buildup of AI’s resources sharing programme.

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