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Research Beagle Facility Ordered to Clean Up, Halt Breeding
A federal judge ruled that Envigo can finalize the sales for 500 of its remaining 3,000 research dogs, but it needs to improve the safety and health of the animals remaining at its facilities while federal officials decide their fate.
Research Beagle Facility Ordered to Clean Up, Halt Breeding
Research Beagle Facility Ordered to Clean Up, Halt Breeding

A federal judge ruled that Envigo can finalize the sales for 500 of its remaining 3,000 research dogs, but it needs to improve the safety and health of the animals remaining at its facilities while federal officials decide their fate.

A federal judge ruled that Envigo can finalize the sales for 500 of its remaining 3,000 research dogs, but it needs to improve the safety and health of the animals remaining at its facilities while federal officials decide their fate.

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Do Invertebrates Have Emotions?
Natalia Mesa | May 26, 2022
And how do scientists go about answering that question?
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White rabbits are held in place with transparent restraints in a research laboratory
Lawsuit Alleges USDA Secretly Relaxed Animal Welfare Inspections
Dan Robitzski | Apr 7, 2022
A Harvard Law School lawsuit filed on behalf of animal welfare organizations accuses the United States Department of Agriculture of offloading the burden of inspecting animal research sites to a private third party, resulting in a system that the lawsuit describes as largely self-policing and less rigorous.
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Chinchilla Supplier Loses License over Animal Welfare Violations
Shawna Williams | Oct 11, 2021
Moulton Chinchilla Ranch, the main US source of the animals for research, had a years-long history of disturbing findings in USDA inspections.
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USDA Only Carries Out Partial Inspections of Some Animal Labs
Catherine Offord | May 5, 2021
The agency moved to scale back its monitoring in 2019 in a way that experts in animal welfare law say was secretive, Science reveals.
Animal Welfare Records Return to USDA Website
Jef Akst | Feb 20, 2020
The inspection reports that had been removed a few years ago due to privacy concerns have resurfaced, pleasing animal rights advocates.
FDA Now Allows Certain Lab Animals to Be Retired and Adopted
Lisa Winter | Feb 11, 2020
Current bills in Congress would apply similar provisions to all federal agencies.
Fish Biologist Victoria Braithwaite Dies
Catherine Offord | Oct 30, 2019
The Penn State University scientist was known for her work on fish’s perception of pain.
EPA Aims to Drastically Reduce Animal Testing
Emily Makowski | Sep 11, 2019
The agency plans to stop funding virtually all toxicology studies in mammals by 2035.
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
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.
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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.
USDA Cited 60 Percent Fewer Animal Welfare Violations in 2018
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 27, 2019
The drop may be due to fewer inspections, but critics say the USDA also appears to be avoiding documenting the violations.
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.
Goats Prefer Happy Human Faces
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2018
Like dogs and horses, goats can discern happy from angry facial expressions. But whether these animals possess empathy remains unclear.
Researchers Take Action to End Airlines’ Restrictions on Lab Animals
Katarina Zimmer | Sep 21, 2018
United Airlines, British Airways, China Southern Airlines, and Qatar Airways face a formal complaint over their refusal to transport animals for scientific research.
The Challenges of Bringing Service Dogs into the Lab
Jef Akst | Sep 18, 2018
Joey Ramp went back to college to study post-traumatic stress disorder. But the dogs that help her manage her own PTSD complicate her research career.
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.
Lab Animal Use in the UK Dips Below 2010 Levels
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 27, 2018
A report finds a decline in the number of experiments involving animals in 2017, noting a particular decrease in procedures on dogs and primates.
USDA to Warn Some Facilities Ahead of Animal Welfare Inspections
Jim Daley | May 18, 2018
A pilot program announced last month will consider combining announced and surprise inspections.