Patricia Forkan

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Patricia Forkan "is senior vice president for External Affairs, International and president of Humane Society International. Forkan focuses her efforts on international policy affecting animals, especially marine mammals, farm animals, and animal fighting.

"As a member of the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee, Forkan works closely with the U.S. Trade Representative and the Environmental Protection Agency advising them on the environmental provisions of free trade agreement and World Trade Organization negotiations.

"One of Forkan's specific areas of expertise is the protection of marine mammals, particularly whales and dolphins. Under her leadership, The HSUS and other organizations achieved a moratorium on commercial whaling and the creation of the dolphin-safe tuna label. She represents HSI and The HSUS at the annual International Whaling Commission meetings and has also served as a member of the U.S. delegation to the IWC." [1]

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  1. Patricia Forkan, Humane Society of the US, accessed September 5, 2008.