What’s your opinion about animal testing?

If you are flat-out opposed to animal testing, you are in good company:  this month, a new Pew Research Center report shows that 52% of Americans oppose the use of animals in scientific research.   And with good reason: In addition to concerns about the treatment of lab animals, there is ample evidence that animal testing…

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Q2 2018: PETA Greg Award & More

Here’s a Q2 2018 update on the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund‘s work to prevent animal suffering. First, two highlights from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Community Animal Project, the primary recipient of Greg Fund grants: – On June 10 in New York City, PETA presented its 3rd annual Gregory J. Reiter Animal Rescue Award to…

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PETA’s 3rd Annual Greg Award to Houses of Wood & Straw

Today I was honored to present PETA’s third annual Gregory J. Reiter Animal Rescue Award to Stacey Norris, who founded and runs Houses of Wood & Straw (HOWS). Greg and I were longtime supporters of PETA’s Angels for Animals program, through which fieldworkers go into poor communities in lower Virginia and upper North Carolina to…

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Remembering Greg Reiter on his 55th birthday

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 will be my late husband Greg’s 55th birthday. I hope you will consider a donation to the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund as a sort of birthday present in his honor.   Greg believed firmly that everything happens for a reason. If he was right – and he usually was – then I…

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Introducing Christopher!

I am proud to introduce Christopher, who officially joined my family on May 16 after a two-week “foster to adopt” trial.  He is my second adoption since I’ve been on my own, following Charlie the rescued racehorse in September 2016.   Christopher was kept outside 24/7 for several years, with another dog ironically named “Happy,” by his…

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