Animal Welfare Records Return to USDA Website
Animal Welfare Records Return to USDA Website
The inspection reports that had been removed a few years ago due to privacy concerns have resurfaced, pleasing animal rights advocates.
Animal Welfare Records Return to USDA Website
Animal Welfare Records Return to USDA Website

The inspection reports that had been removed a few years ago due to privacy concerns have resurfaced, pleasing animal rights advocates.

The inspection reports that had been removed a few years ago due to privacy concerns have resurfaced, pleasing animal rights advocates.

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German Lab Faces Criminal Charges After Undercover Investigation
German Lab Faces Criminal Charges After Undercover Investigation
Shawna Williams | Oct 16, 2019
Video taken at the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology contract testing facility appears to show mistreatment of monkeys, dogs, and cats.
Fixing the Flaws in Animal Research
Fixing the Flaws in Animal Research
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2019
Many preclinical studies carried out in vivo are poorly designed and generate irreproducible data, but efforts to address the problem are on the rise.
JHU Researchers Harmed Dogs, Animal Rights Group Argues
JHU Researchers Harmed Dogs, Animal Rights Group Argues
Ashley Yeager | Aug 15, 2019
Stop Animal Exploitation Now issues a federal complaint against Johns Hopkins scientists, saying they messed up surgeries on nine animals.
Opinion: Transparency Is Critical to Defend Animal Research
Opinion: Transparency Is Critical to Defend Animal Research
Cindy Buckmaster | Apr 11, 2019
Research organizations should start sharing with the public information, stories, photos, and videos on how animals are cared for and used in science.
Swiss Researchers Struggle to Get Animal Experiments Approved
Swiss Researchers Struggle to Get Animal Experiments Approved
Diana Kwon | Jan 8, 2019
Scientists say that increasingly rigorous licensing procedures have complicated research efforts—and in some cases, stopped experiments completely.
Experiments on Dogs Will Continue, VA Secretary Says
Experiments on Dogs Will Continue, VA Secretary Says
Jef Akst | Nov 12, 2018
Robert Wilkie, head of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, defends controversial research practices that have been heavily criticized by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
Former Students Allege Mistreatment of Lab Animals at Calgary<strong>&nbsp;</strong>
Former Students Allege Mistreatment of Lab Animals at Calgary 
Catherine Offord | Aug 9, 2018
The university is carrying out a review of animal handling in the now-closed lab of neuropsychologist Vedran Lovic.
USDA Ordered to Publish Complete Animal Welfare Reports
USDA Ordered to Publish Complete Animal Welfare Reports
Ashley Yeager | Mar 23, 2018
In 2017, the agency began posting redacted records, but Congress is now demanding full transparency.
Opinion: Label Drugs That Are Tested on Animals
Opinion: Label Drugs That Are Tested on Animals
Shaun Khoo | Jan 15, 2018
Transparency about the role of animals in drug development could help raise awareness of and appreciation for preclinical research.
USDA Buys Animals from Farm It Reported for Animal Welfare Abuses
USDA Buys Animals from Farm It Reported for Animal Welfare Abuses
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 14, 2017
The federal agency has so far not taken any enforcement action against Ruby Fur Farm. 
FDA Study Halted After Jane Goodall Objects
FDA Study Halted After Jane Goodall Objects
Bob Grant | Sep 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.”
USDA Removes Animal Welfare Data From Public Website
USDA Removes Animal Welfare Data From Public Website
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 6, 2017
Due to privacy concerns, the US Department of Agriculture will no longer make animal welfare inspection reports and enforcement records public.
Project Seeks to Improve Image of Animal Research
Project Seeks to Improve Image of Animal Research
Kerry Grens | Sep 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.
Embattled Chimps Relocate
Embattled Chimps Relocate
Kerry Grens | Jan 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.
Judge: Chimps Are Not Legal Persons
Judge: Chimps Are Not Legal Persons
Tracy Vence | Jul 31, 2015
Animals used in research are property, a New York State Supreme Court justice rules.
Judge to Stony Brook: Justify Keeping Research Chimps
Judge to Stony Brook: Justify Keeping Research Chimps
Tracy Vence | Apr 22, 2015
A New York Supreme Court judge has ordered university officials to defend their custody of two chimpanzees used in research.
Certification No Guarantee of Animal Welfare
Certification No Guarantee of Animal Welfare
Kerry Grens | Aug 26, 2014
A report from an animal rights group finds accredited labs violate animal welfare rules more often than non-accredited facilities.
University Fined for Muskoxen Deaths
University Fined for Muskoxen Deaths
Kerry Grens | Jun 11, 2014
The US Department of Agriculture penalizes the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, over the deaths of 12 muskoxen.
More Openness on Lab Animals
More Openness on Lab Animals
Kerry Grens | May 15, 2014
Dozens of U.K. research groups agree to publicly disclose more information about their animal subjects.