Navigating the New Landscape for Animal Activism


The full spectrum of animal activism groups includes fringe and dangerous members, but also  highly sophisticated marketers, attorneys, communicators, educators, and lobbyists. Animal research organizations and their supporters need to respond on all fronts to the many challenges posed by activists. This means protecting people, animals, and property. It may also mean protecting the online reputations of students and researchers. And critical to this response is tracking and responding to proposed laws that would affect animal research and knowing what is going on in the legislature and the courts. Organizations that do animal research need far better communication about what they do and why it is important and ethical. This seminar will touch upon the changing legal landscape for animal research, and why law, in alliance with improved communications, must become an essential focus of animal research organizations.


This program is for the Tri-Institutional research community. Principal investigators, research assistants, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, vet technicians, security staff, public relations, and human resources are welcome.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Rockefeller Research Laboratories
430 East 67th Street
Between First and York Avenues
New York, NY 10065



Tri-Institutional Collaboration Network

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Alan Dittrich, PhD
Massachusetts Society for Medical Research