Professor Elizabeth Kucinich

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Prof. Elizabeth Kucinich is a life-long advocate for animal welfare beginning her advocacy while still in secondary school.

Elizabeth has been a powerful advocate working with domestic and international organizations and members of the US Congress and their staffs, to advance sustainable and regenerative, science and integrity-based policies. She has worked extensively to promote human relevant, non-animal models for testing and trauma training.

As the former director of government affairs at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Elizabeth worked to advance alternatives to the use of animals in medical education and research, and shaped initiatives to reform US federal nutrition policies to emphasize the disease prevention and reversal potential of plant-based approaches.

Through Congressional engagement, the Army ended its use of monkeys in chemical casualty training, NASA halted radiation experiments on squirrel monkeys and the National Institutes of Health ultimately ended the use of chimpanzees in experiments.