Agroterrorism Discussions

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I frequently discuss agroterrorism and counter-agroterrorism with groups of veterinarians, public health officials, emergency planners and farmers. This weekend I have the opportunity to discuss this important topic in a very different context: an assembly of science, health, business, conservation, animal welfare, security and ethics leaders coming together to discuss the coexistence of humans and non-humans. The Rethinking Animals Summit 2017 will be held on May 6-7 in New York City. I am greatly looking forward to both sharing and learning at this historical gathering of experts from all over the world. Will you be in New York City over the weekend? Consider joining us!

 

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Gary Flory is an independent adviser who has consulted, written guidance, conducted research and given presentations to national and international audiences on counter-agroterrorism, emerging infectious diseases, carcass disposal, One Health and foreign animal disease response. Gary was deployed to the Midwest on 5 separate occasions in support of USDA’s efforts to control Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreaks and was a lead author of USDA’s Mortality Composting Protocol for Avian Influenza Infected Flocks. Gary has written for a number of journals including recent articles on counter-agroterrorism, the weaponization of emerging infectious diseases and biosurveillance for the journal Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Warfare. He frequently shares his expertise at conferences and training events across the country and around the globe including recent events in Azerbaijan and Malaysia. Gary participates in a variety of working groups including the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Agricultural Workgroup; Virginia Poultry Disease Taskforce; Animal Health Quadrilateral Meeting of the Emergency Management Task Group & Disposal, Destruction & Disinfection Network; BioWatch Extended Veterinary Network; and the Virginia Catastrophic Livestock Mortality Taskforce. He was recently awarded the Agency Star award by the Governor of Virginia for his community service and leadership on animal disease response and agroterrorism.

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