The History of Animal Welfare

The History of Animal Welfare

The History of Animal Welfare

Berkshire Humane Society (BHS) introduces a series of talks with experts, researchers and authors discussing a wide range of timely animal topics. Launching the ‘Coffee Hour Speaking Series’ on Sunday, January 12, is author and history professor Diane Beers, who will trace the history of the animal welfare movement in the U.S., from its earliest beginnings until the 1970s.

Upcoming speakers include Caitlin Quinn from the Animal Farm Foundation, who will discuss myths and misunderstandings about pit bulls on Sunday, February 16, and Mary Koncel from the Tufts/Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, who will examine wild horses and the Bureau of Land Management on Sunday, March 16. After each presentation, ample time will be provided for discussion and questions. Refreshments will be served. All events are free, open to the public, and held at BHS in Pittsfield, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations aren’t necessary, but if you’d like to save a spot and be eligible for a raffle at the end of the presentations, call 413-447-7878, extension 28 or visit


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