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Spring Meeting Information
Speaker: Dr. Cindy Buckmaster
Dr. Buckmaster holds a Master's Degree in Science Education and a PhD in Neurobiology and Behavior. She is currently the Director of the Center for Comparative Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.
Cindy is an author for the public outreach column in the Lab Animal journal. Her involvement in the lab animal community spans a wide range of educational, advocacy, and public outreach organizations, as she is a member of the National Animal Interest Alliance Board of Directors, the Chair of Americans for Medical Progress, the President of the Texas Society for Biomedical Research, a Past President of the Laboratory Animal Welfare Training Exchange, and a Past President of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science.
Homes for Animal Heroes: The truth has never felt so good!
The Beagle Freedom Project (BFP) has been acquiring research dogs and using them as props to promote and fund a dangerous and misleading anti-research campaign, globally. Several research institutions in the US have fallen prey to BFP’s dishonest tactics and have shut down their adoption programs to avoid further victimization by this animal rights group; and many adoptable dogs have been euthanized as a direct result of BFP’s actions.
Homes for Animal Heroes (HAH) is a rehoming network that research institutions can trust completely. HAH will have the capacity to foster, train and place more research dogs, annually, than all of the existing groups combined. And this network will provide us with the first ever nationwide platform for engaging the public in truthful discussions about our work and their demands for it! We will talk about how we care for our dogs and what they help us learn for human and animal well-being, and we will answer their questions openly and honestly. It’s time for us to partner with other loving Americans who are grateful to our animal heroes for all they have given us. And it’s past time for us to take back the conversation and engage the public in loving solutions, rather than harmful arguments. It’s time for all of us to show our gratitude; share our love; and support our heroes!