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PET FOOD JUSTICE.

 Please join us and our esteemed panel of experts to get up to date on the benefits, safety and the laws pertaining to feeding raw dairy for pets in New Jersey.
 
Find out what you can do to help and reclaim your rights to feed real milk!
 

    Why? 

A statewide cease and desist was recently imposed in New Jersey for raw dairy for pet consumption that sparked the need for immediate action. 

Please join us and our esteemed panel of experts and advocates to get up to date on the benefits, production, safety and the laws pertaining to feeding raw dairy for pets in New Jersey.

The need to protect our rights to have access to safe and nutritious food for our pets is important!
Please join us, and find out what you can do to help!

The health of your pet depends on it! 

Where?

Raritan Valley Community College

Grand Conference Room a-c
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, New Jersey 08876

*Parking is available in Lots  1* 

When?

Saturday, April 20, 2019
11:00 am- 4:00 pm
Lunch and Refreshment included.

 

Who's attending?

Pet Lovers, Retailers, Veterinarians, Farmers, Distributors, and More!

Visiting Film Director

Kohl Harrington

 

We're pleased to have film director, Kohl Harrington,

filming "Pet Fooled PT II" and "Pet Schooled" during this event!

Kohl has created the impactful documentary, "Pet Fooled" which uncovered how commercial pet foods are made and the ingredients they use.

Visit his site below to learn more!

 

Speakers

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Dr. Cathy Alinovi, DVM

Executive Director Next Generation Pet Food Manufacturers Association

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Dr. Cathy Alinovi DVM - Veterinarian, Pet Lover, and Nationally-Celebrated Author wanted to be an animal doctor since she was 9. Her mission then was simple: to make the world safe for dogs; and now -- Healthy Patients! -- is just as powerful

 

Retired Veterinarian. Celebrated Author. Nationally Renown Media Personality and Pet Expert. Oh, and Pet Lover. She totally loves pets.

 

She is the Executive Director of the only trade association that represents pet food companies dedicated to helping pets stay healthy through best quality food ingredients, Next Generation Pet Food Manufacturers Association. This trade association, Next Gen PFMA, represents not only the manufacturers, but also the distributors and retailers dedicated to delivering the best foods to the consumer.

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Dr. Joseph R. Heckman

Professor Soil Science, Rutgers University 

Board Member, Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey

Board Member, Farm to Consumer Foundation

Board Member, Raw Milk Institute

Organic Farmer, Neshanic Pastures LLC, Ringoes, New Jersey

Farm fresh milk was part of life for Joseph Heckman growing up on an organic dairy.  As Professor of Soil Science at Rutgers University he teaches courses in Soil Fertility and Organic Agriculture.  He is co-author of Fresh Milk Production, The Cow Edition and The Goat Edition.  He recently published a review: Securing Fresh Food from Fertile Soil, Challenges to the Organic and Raw Milk Movements.

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Pete Kennedy, Esq.

Attorney for Weston A. Price Foundation and President of the Farm to Consumer Defense Fund

Pete Kennedy is a Florida attorney who has worked on issues governing raw milk production and distribution since 2004. He compiled a summary of raw milk laws in each of the fifty states and is currently a consultant for Weston A. Price Foundation on, among other things, policies and laws regarding raw milk. He has consulted on and drafted legislation about raw milk, cottage foods and food sovereignty; drafted and reviewed herdshare agreements; worked on embargo, seizure and recall cases involving raw dairy products;  and worked on foodborne illness outbreaks attributed to raw milk consumption. 

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Sally Fallon Morell

President, Weston A. Price Foundation

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Sally Fallon Morell is founding president of The Weston A. Price Foundation (westonaprice.org), a non-profit nutrition education foundation dedicated to returning nutrient-dense food to American tables. She is also the founder of A Campaign for Real Milk (realmilk.com), which has as its goal universal access to clean raw milk from pasture-fed animals.  

 

She is the author of the best-selling cookbook Nourishing Traditions (with Mary G. Enig, PhD); The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care (with Thomas S. Cowan, MD); Nourishing Broth (with Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN); and Nourishing Fats and Nourishing Diets. Visit her blog at nourishingtraditions.com.

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Susan Thixton

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Pet Food Consumer Advocate

If you are a pet food manufacturer, you probably cringe when you hear the name Susan Thixton. If you are the FDA or State Department of Agriculture, you probably sigh 'oh no, it's her again' when Susan calls. But if you are a pet food consumer, you are relieved to know she’s fighting for the safety of your pet’s food.  

 

Susan Thixton is a pet food consumer advocate - one of just a handful of advocates in the US that fight to hold the pet food industry accountable to existing food safety regulations. She is the founder of the Association for Truth in Pet food – a pet food consumer stakeholder organization which holds an advisory position on several pet food regulatory committees. Susan is the author and co-author of several books, the publisher of the website TruthaboutPetFood.comPetsumerReport.com, and Association for Truth in Pet Food. 

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William Hoekman

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Nutrition Science Director, Answers Pet Food

Billy Hoekman is the Nutrition Science Director for Answers Pet Food. He is involved in formulation, research, product development, working with farms, science education, and performs all of their nutrition consultations. He specializes in developing diets that pertain to specific disease conditions. He attends yearly AAFCO meetings, participates frequently in expert panels, and routinely speaks around the country on a wide variety of topics. He also serves on the board of directors for the Royal Animal Health University and is frequently published in Dogs Naturally Magazine. He is a proud member of the Weston A. Price Foundation and lives in Los Angeles with his wife Emily and their dog Lua.

 
 

Agenda

11:00-11:50

Welcome Remarks

Speaker:  Sally Fallon Morrell

Talk:  "A Campaign for Real Milk:  The safety, health and economic benefits of Nature's perfect food."

11:50-12:40

Speaker:  Pete Kennedy, Esq. 

Talk:  "Recent Developments in New Jersey Raw Milk." An overview of New Jersey laws on raw milk and recent actions taken by the the New Jersey Dept. of Health.

12:40-1:30

Speaker:  Dr. Joseph R. Heckman

 Talk:  "Parallels to the Organic and Raw Milk Movements.

1:30-2:20

Speaker:  Dr. Cathy Alinovi, DVM

Talk:  "Regulatory Considerations of Bacteria and Pet Food."

2:20-3:10

Speaker:  Susan Thixton

Talk:  "Is it really food?  The distinctions between food and feed, and how to protect the health of your pet."

3:10-4:00

Speaker:  William Hoekman

Talk: "Raw Dairy, Nutritionally Speaking/Whole Foods vs. THE Whole Food."

 

Closing Remarks

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