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International association to host conference focusing on animal transport

HOUSTON, Tex. -- The 2007 annual conference of the Animal Transportation Association (AATA) will focus on several k...


HOUSTON, Tex. — The 2007 annual conference of the Animal Transportation Association (AATA) will focus on several key issues involved in the transportation of livestock, horses, fish, birds, zoologicals, lab animals and domestic pets.

Being held in San Diego from April 22 to 25, the gathering is open to both members and non-members of the association. There will be discussion on the impact and control of disease in animals, the implementation of security measures as well as the dangerous trends in animal extremism, among other issues.

At the San Diego conference and during the workshops, attendees will have the chance to listen to expert speakers on a range of subjects including how regulations affect animal transport around the world; a unique trailer design developed to provide an effective and low stress load-out ramp when truckers are faced with poorly designed on-farm facilities; how registering for C-TPAT and FAST programs might help expedite live animal shipment at U.S. ports; and the causes and response to equine transport emergencies.

The conference will be in conjunction with a visit to Seaworld Adventure Park, which will include behind-the-scenes tours and a whale interactive training session during dinner.

AATA is an international trade association with more than 350 members in 35 countries. For complete details and registration information, visit www.aata-animaltransport.org.


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