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In 2017, the agency began posting redacted records, but Congress is now demanding full transparency.

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Opinion: Label Drugs That Are Tested on Animals

By Shaun Khoo | January 16, 2018

Transparency about the role of animals in drug development could help raise awareness of and appreciation for preclinical research.

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The federal agency has so far not taken any enforcement action against Ruby Fur Farm. 

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FDA Study Halted After Jane Goodall Objects

By Bob Grant | September 26, 2017

The primatologist had written to the agency that the trial, which involved observing the effects of nicotine addiction in squirrel monkeys, was “cruel and unnecessary.”

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USDA Removes Animal Welfare Data From Public Website

By Joshua A. Krisch | February 7, 2017

Due to privacy concerns, the US Department of Agriculture will no longer make animal welfare inspection reports and enforcement records public.

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Project Seeks to Improve Image of Animal Research

By Kerry Grens | September 11, 2016

A new initiative in Germany aims to increase the public’s comfort with animal-based science; US government holds workshop on nonhuman primate research.

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Embattled Chimps Relocate

By Kerry Grens | January 9, 2016

After losing out on “personhood” in a legal battle, two chimpanzees that were held at a university in New York return to a research center in Louisiana.

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Judge: Chimps Are Not Legal Persons

By Tracy Vence | July 31, 2015

Animals used in research are property, a New York State Supreme Court justice rules.

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A New York Supreme Court judge has ordered university officials to defend their custody of two chimpanzees used in research.

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Certification No Guarantee of Animal Welfare

By Kerry Grens | August 26, 2014

A report from an animal rights group finds accredited labs violate animal welfare rules more often than non-accredited facilities.

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