spcaLA President Expertise Sought in Global Conference

Los Angeles, CA–Madeline Bernstein, President of Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) is presenting at the World Small Animal Veterinary Association 2021 Virtual Congress, March 21st – 24th, 2021. The 45th World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) and the 26th Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA) Congress, is a professional scientific event exploring the global impact of a variety of animal welfare topics.

spcaLA President Madeline Bernstein
spcaLA President, Madeline Bernstein

Bernstein’s more than twenty-five years of experience at spcaLA, and her life-long dedication to preventing violence and achieving justice, will bring a fresh perspective to WSAVA where she will present three separate lectures:

  • One Welfare: The Interconnections Between Animal Cruelty, the Environment, War and Power
  • Designer Dogs and the Criminal Underworld of Crossbreeding
  • “Instagram Worthy” Puppies vs. Shelter Mutts: How Designer Dogs are Affecting Our Dog Population and Welfare.

Bernstein is eager to participate in the worldwide virtual congress as a means to explore the interconnectedness of animal cruelty, environmentalism, and social and climate justice. “Everything in crisis today — food and clean water access, climate change, global health — is interdependent on the other,” said Bernstein. “The answer to these global issues starts with empathy — empathy and kindness for animals, the environment, and the vulnerable.”

Bernstein will also address the impact of highly coveted dog breeds on shelters and the global community, a topic she explored in her 2018 book, DESIGNER DOGS: An Exposé, Inside the Criminal Underworld of Crossbreeding (Apollo Publishers). Beyond shedding light on the horrors of “Frankendogs,” puppy mills, scammers, and crooks, Designer Dogs spotlights efforts to stop the human madness and dog suffering.

spcaLA is recognized as the leading voice, educator and hope for the animals it protects and the humans it serves. spcaLA experts are routinely invited to deliver lectures about law enforcement, animal behavior, veterinary shelter medicine, violence prevention, fundraising, humane education, and communications at seminars, workshops and conferences worldwide.