As Heidi has spent her life working and living along side animals, she has come to be recognized as an expert through hands on generational experience, as well as educating herself regarding best practices, and updates in science and technology related to animals and their care and husbandry.
She has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS Morning Show, IHeart Radio, Fox news, O'Reilly Factor and more. She has served as a national spokesperson for exhibited animals, and an industry liaison to the USDA Animal Care Division. She also speaks on the topic on Animal Welfare and has numerous credits on this front. She is an experienced, professional trainer specializing in horses and dogs.
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In the world today, discussions about animals become very emotional and also philosophical. It is truly wonderful that people care so deeply for animals. It is however, in Heidi's opinion, important to clarify a distinction in how people show their support for animals. She considers herself an Animal Welfare Advocate. There is a very important distinction between Animal Welfare and Animal Rights.
"Animal Welfare", as defined by the American Veterinary Medical Association," is a human responsibility that encompasses all aspects of animal well-being, including proper housing, management, disease prevention and treatment, responsible care, humane handling, and, when necessary, humane euthanasia."
Animal Welfare Advocates...
Animal Rights is a philosophical view that animals have rights similar to, or the same as humans.
Animal Rights Extremists
Some very useful links further highlighting this distinction...