10:30 - 11:00 (BSL interpretation available)
Giving a voice to the UK’s most persecuted animals: Animal Aid’s wildlife campaigning and how you can help
Isobel will introduce the Wildlife Summit, and speak about Animal Aid, the work they do, with a focus on their wildlife campaigns. She will talk about the status of wild animals in the UK, including the intense persecution faced by non-native animals, those seen as ‘pests’ and those who are bred and released into the wild to be shot for sport.
Animal Aid take several different approaches to campaigning for wild animals, including undercover investigations, political lobbying, working with the media and helping people to adopt kinder methods for deterring unwanted wild animals.
Isobel will outline Animal Aid’s work, and a few ways in which people can get involved with helping animals, and introduce the rest of the Summit.Wildlife Summit full timetable
Panel: National Organisations - Where to From Here?
A panel to highlight the work of various national organisations and where we go from here.
Moderator: Jeremy Hess
- Isobel Hutchinson – Director of Animal Aid
- Laura-Lisa Hellwig – Campaigner with Viva!
- Samantha Calvert – Head of Communications for The Vegan Society
- Abigail Penny – Acting Executive Director of Animal Equality