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    Policy & Law

    Student mentor and animal champion

    By Christopher Palmer
    Christopher Palmer
    Published: Feb. 10, 2011

    Louise Epstein, entrepreneur-in-residence at the McCombs School of Business, discusses her experience working for the government as well as creating and running an Internet start-up company.

    In this video, she shares her philosophy on mentoring students and her open approach to talking to state legislatures. In addition to helping students find their passion, she meets regularly with Texas representatives in order to pass a bill that would require large scale, for-profit animal breeders to adhere to minimum standards of humane animal treatment.

    Read more about Epstein’s puppy love on McCombs Today.

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      Ivan Paunovic said on March 28, 2012 at 5:37 p.m.
      What a sad story... I can't believe there are still no basic regulations for breeding facilities with less than 11 females for example. From time to time I get shocked by finding out things like this. It's good that there are people who want to make a change. Thanks!
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      Leo said on Aug. 9, 2011 at 6:55 p.m.
      We appreciate your efforts in getting breeders to adhere to minimum humane animal treatment standards. Another challenge I see is to get these standards enforced when passed. These wonderful animals deserve to live happy fulfilling lives. We will support efforts such as yours. Thank you!
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      sabra said on March 2, 2011 at 1:28 a.m.
      it isn't necessarily breeders causing the problems. most of the animal in shelters are from people who do not pay enough attention to either a)keep a dog in heat secluded, inside where no other dog might possibly get to her, or b)spay her. reputable breeders are not the problem. i have actually heard people say they would like to have their dog have puppies so their children can watch (get a video) or the dog can have "the experience." any woman who has had children should really be able to set those people straight. get more enforcement for the laws we have. however, i would like to see a nationwide law that defines the amount of time, and environment for tieing dogs. sabra
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      Sanda said on Feb. 22, 2011 at 5:51 p.m.
      What a fabulous interview. Loved it from start to finish. Proud to be a UT alumni. It's a great school. Louise Epstein is a treasure!
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      Sandy Monahan said on Feb. 21, 2011 at 11:52 a.m.
      Thank you so very much for your work on behalf of animals!
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      May said on Feb. 15, 2011 at 10:54 a.m.
      Thank you for all of your work! It is refreshing to see someone dedicated against animal cruelty. Thinking about dogs merely as commodities perpetuates the problem.
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      Skip Trimble said on Feb. 14, 2011 at 5:07 p.m.
      This is a courageous woman and will no doubt bring about positive changes for these poor animals.
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      Tweets that mention Student mentor and animal champion « Know -- Topsy.com said on Feb. 11, 2011 at 3:52 p.m.
      [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by davidwenger, Raul Canales. Raul Canales said: RT @davidwenger: More from Louise Epstein on puppy mills legislation. From the UT Austin home page. http://bit.ly/gZmoXo [...]
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