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Herpetological Society meeting set for June 5

Posted 5/13/2015

Us vs T.H.E.M.: The anti-pet agenda

Join University of Nevada Cooperative Extension as they host the monthly Herpetological Society meeting on June 5. The evening’s presenter, Phil Goss, United States Association of Reptile Keepers (USARK) president, will speak about the “Us vs T.H.E.M: The anti-pet agenda.”

Goss will cover the history of the largest anti-pet organizations, animal rights vs. animal welfare, fraudulent fundraising, lobbying efforts and many other aspects of the animal rights movement.

Goss is a longtime herper, having been active in the hobby and industry for over 15 years. He has worked in all aspects of the industry including pet shops, large scale breeder, pet distributors and industry manufacturer. His love for all animals (but mostly reptiles) and his industry knowledge make him a perfect candidate for this position. Phil is a graduate from Indiana University with a degree in Education. USARK welcomes Goss to the organization and looks forward to working with protecting your rights to keep and breed reptiles.

The Herpetological Society meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev. The meeting is “pot luck,” (bring a covered dish to share). You must be a member to join the presentation. Membership dues are $20/year, payable at the meeting. For more information email or call M.L. Robinson at 702-257-5529.

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