Event Date: February 22, 2023
Ellie Hansen is an award-winning writer, animal advocate. and founder and CEO of Lovable Pets, Inc., a holistic pet supply company located in Billings, MT. She holds a B.A. degree in Mass Communications and Public Relations from Bloomsburg University. Ellie’s published works include two books and magazine articles focusing on profound human relationships with dogs.
In 2015, Ellie adopted two beagles who were used for much of their lives for pharmaceutical research in undisclosed U.S. laboratories. Both dogs were severely traumatized and needed extensive rehabilitation to acclimatize to their new lives outside the laboratory. Witnessing their resilience and uncovering the facts about dogs used for research led Ellie to write her second book Laboratory Dogs Rescued: From Test Subjects to Beloved Companions (2021, McFarland & Company Inc. Publishers). Ellie is also the producer and host of the Dog Research Exposed Podcast dedicated to disseminating information related to ending this cruel and outdated practice of using dogs in chemical and biomedical research worldwide.
Guest Speaker: Ellie Hansen, Author, Protester, Entrepreneur
Book: Laboratory Dogs Rescued: From Test Subjects to Beloved Companions
Podcast: Dog Research Exposed Podcast