FORT WORTH, TX, July 30, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ — National Alliance for Dog Breeding Reform Vice President Rita Rice has been appointed Director of Research. She replaces Beth Palmer, a longtime KPMG-US employee recently transferred abroad.
During her tenure as Director of Research, Beth Palmer led NADBR’s effort to create a public, fact-checked wiki of state and federal dog breeding regulations, a project NADBR anticipates will go live in 2016.
“We’re grateful for all of the work that Beth has done to further our mission to improve dog breeding for the dogs,” said NADBR President Hue Grant. “We wish her continued success as she begins a new phase of her career in Hong Kong,” he added.
Rita Rice is a nationally known breeder of Borzoi and an AKC Breeder of Merit. She has been an advocate for purebred and purpose-bred canine for many years. Rice began showing hounds in obedience, lure coursing and confirmation in the 1990s and has become a very successful competitor, both in the U.S. and internationally.
“Rita Rice has the broad experience and right mix of passion and pragmatism to lead the work our research team is doing,” said NADBR President Hue Grant.
The National Alliance for Dog Breeding Reform is committed to ensuring that dogs bred for profit are shown kindness, treated humanely and bred using only medically-sound practices. For details about volunteering, visit NADBR’s Facebook page or sign up for e-mail updates on the NADBR website.