2016 Coffee Hour Speaking Series

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Sunday, January 10th, 2Pm
“Non-lethal Management of Suburban Wildlife Populations”

Allen T. Rutberg will kick off Berkshire Humane Society’s (BHS) 2016 Coffee Hour Speaking Series with a talk on wild life contraception – what it is, how and where it used, and what are the various challenges around this form of non-lethal wildlife management. Dr. Rutberg is the Director of the Center for Animals and Public Policy at the Tufts/Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and an expert on urban/suburban wildlife conflict and fertility control for deer and wild horses.

The Coffee Hour Speaking Series is held at BHS, 214 Barker Road, Pittsfield in either our classroom or Family Dog School training room. As always, we promise great conversation and delicious desserts. Reservations aren’t necessary but to save a seat and be eligible for the t-shirt at the end of the afternoon, please call 413-447-7878, ext. 128, or go to BerkshireHumane.org/coffee-hour-registration/ This event is free to the public and supported by the Chervenak-Nunnalle Foundation, Inc.

Our other events in this year’s are ….

Sunday, February 7th, 2:00PM
“Living with Coyotes” – John Maguranis, The Coyote Project

Sunday, March 13th, 2:00PM
“Why Horse Slaughter Poses Serious Threats to Human Health and Food Safety” – Susan Wagner, Equine Advocates

Please note that we’ve changed the dates of our first two speakers from our original schedule.

We also encourage you to attend this event hosted by Berkshire Voters for Animals…

Sunday, February 28th, 3:00PM
“An Apology to Elephants”
Berkshire Humane Society/Family Dog School Training Room

This HBO documentary examines the abuses of elephants living in zoos and circuses and chronicles efforts to provide more humane treatment of them. A discussion will follow, and refreshments will be served. For more information, email Berkshire Voters for Animals at berkshirevotersforanimals@gmail.com

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