My name is Barbara Heidenreich, and I am known for my work helping animals in zoos, homes, and conservation projects. I may have been to your facility to teach your animals to enjoy stress-free medical care or helped you solve a challenging behavior problem. My resources may have shown you how to build a trusting relationship with your companion parrot or other pet I truly hope so.
It is now my turn to ask for your help. I have spoken out for animal welfare for many years, and it has been my privilege to be a part of several movements using innovation to improve the lives of animals. Unfortunately, my efforts to share information haven’t been easy. Despite these obstacles, I have continued to persevere to shed light on important evidence-based information to help improve animal welfare. The most recent obstacle to spreading my views, however, is one I cannot overcome on my own. Steve Martin of Natural Encounters. Inc has filed a defamation lawsuit against me. There are at least two topics the lawsuit involves: Animal Training without the Micromanagement of Weights and Diets
and using Distance as a Reinforcer
(Removal of a Stimulus) for Addressing Fear Responses and Aggressive Behavior.
My legal team and I are fighting this lawsuit on all fronts. This will require significant resources. I have never been in a situation in which I have needed to appeal for help. And it breaks my heart to ask you amazing people for support, but I am truly out of options. If you believe that defeating this lawsuit so I can continue speaking up for animal welfare, if at some point you have learned something from me or the resources I have created, I hope you will be willing to help me save my livelihood so that I can continue to teach kind and gentle ways to help animals.
For those more comfortable with Venmo @Barbara-Heidenreich
In return, please allow me to direct you to numerous educational resources below you can freely access I have produced since March of 2020. With your strength behind me there will be many more resources to come.
One last request, will you help me spread the word? Every small donation can make a big difference. Your support means more to me and my work for animals than you can possibly imagine. Here is the url www.LetHerSpeakforAnimals.com
Do You Have Information?
If you have information relevant to this lawsuit or if you personally have also been impacted by your experiences with the plaintiff, contact me privately. That will help my legal team and I defend against this lawsuit. Do not post negative comments about the plaintiff. We will fight this lawsuit in court, not on social media.
Some of My Resources You Can Access Now
What does counter conditioning really look like?
What it means (and looks like) to get voluntary participation
The difference between principles and procedures is lifechanging! You will never pass judgement on a learning process again. Instead, you will conduct a risk/benefit analysis on a procedure.
Could that undesired behavior be adjunctive? And how to fix it.
Learn how to teach animals to generate novel behaviors
Did you know there are different types? And these different types have different risks/benefits.
Could the way the animal eats food have been accidentally or intentionally trained?
Enjoy Many More Courses from Me on YouTube
My Animal Training Fundamentals Podcasts