Karen Patry..................................Jan Creamer
Jon Patch welcomes Karen Patry, author of The Rabbit-Raising Problem Solver: Your Questions Answered about Housing, Feeding, Behavior, Health Care, Breeding, and Kindling. Whether you're raising your rabbits as pets or for meat, you need solid, accurate, easy-to-access information to keep your animals healthy and happy. This Q&A resource from expert Karen Patry has the answers to all your questions about everything from housing and feeding to breeding, kindling, health and disease, behavior, and more.
Jon also talks to Jan Creamer of ADI. Jan who serves as president and Tim as vice president have built ADI into one of the most successful animal protection groups in the world, with offices in Los Angeles, London and Bogota. ADI has a reputation for obtaining evidence, solid research as well as public and legislator education. getting animal abuse stopped and bringing abusers to justice.
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Karen Patry owns Aurora Rex Rabbit Ranch and runs the website, raising-rabbits.com. She is a member of the American Rabbit Breeder’s Association and the National Rex Rabbit Club. She lives in Port Angeles, Washington.
Jan Creamer is President and founder of Animal Defenders International, now one of the highest profile animal welfare campaigning groups in the world with offices in Los Angeles, London, and Bogota.
Jan has campaigned for animal rights, welfare and conservation issues for three decades, including bringing the high profile and successful ADI Stop Circus Suffering campaign to Europe, South America and the US. Working through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) she secured new rules on the cross-border movements of endangered species with traveling exhibitions in over 170 countries.
She directs undercover investigations and has spearheaded cruelty prosecutions and legal cases in the UK, Europe and South America. One ground-breaking investigation produced the evidence which devastated the UK animal circus industry – halving the number of animals circuses in just six months.
Jan has directed and played a hands-on role in international animal rescues around the world saving lions, tigers, monkeys, and chimpanzees and other animals from terrible suffering – often working in very difficult circumstances in countries including Mozambique and Chile. Most recently Jan has emptied Bolivia of circus animals, bringing 29 lions to the US, to sanctuaries in California and Colorado, as well as relocating animals in Bolivia itself and to Europe.
She has extensive lobbying experience throughout the world, presenting the case to parliamentarians and directing successful lobbying campaigns. This has included an active role securing the recent bans on animal circuses in Peru, Bolivia, and Portugal, as the legislation currently under discussion in the UK, Brazil, Colombia, and Greece. In addition she was involved in supplying evidence to key securing the bans in Costa Rica, Singapore and Austria.
Her reports, speeches, television appearances, articles, photographs and video have opened many people’s eyes to the suffering of animals.