Massachusetts School of Law to Host 7th Annual Animal Rights Day

Discussion of Timely Legal Issues, Animal Demonstrations Highlight Event

ANDOVER, MA – A full slate of topical animal issues presented by animal rights experts, combined with animal tricks and demonstrations, will highlight the Massachusetts School of Law’s (MSL) Seventh Annual Animal Rights Day on Saturday, March 30, 2013, starting at 8:00 a.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

Animal Rights 2013Legal issues related to animal rights and animal cruelty will be addressed by recognized legal experts in the field of animal rights law.  A police dog demonstration will be presented by the Essex County (MA) Sheriff’s department.  Kids’ activities will also be available, including an Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny, face painting, animal crafts, and Boo the Pony.  The Andover Fire Department will be on hand with a fire truck to demonstrate its equipment to attendees.

NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled American, an organization that provides independence to people who are deaf or have a disability through the use of canine assistance, will also be at the event, as will BlueDog, a local company that provides a full range of canine-related services.

A complimentary breakfast at 8:00 a.m. will kick off the event; a complimentary lunch will also be provided.

Copies of the book, Please Can We Keep the Donkey?, written by MSL professors Diane Sullivan and Holly Vietzke, will be on sale at the event.  All proceeds from book sales will benefit the Shadow Fund, established by MSL to assist animals with medical needs.  The fund was the outgrowth of donations collected by the school to help a local Vietnam Veteran named Robert Burke whose dog, Shadow, required surgery which Burke was unable to afford.

Although not required, MSL organizers request an e-mail from anyone interested in attending.  The e-mail should be sent to, with “Plan to Attend” in the subject line.

The event will take place at MSL, located at 500 Federal Street, Andover, MA.  For more information call MSL at (978) 681-0800.

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