animal welfare
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.
Study: Ship Noise Disturbs Humpback Whales’ Meals
Study: Ship Noise Disturbs Humpback Whales’ Meals
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 11, 2016
Researchers report the first evidence that nearby vessels may impair the cetaceans’ foraging abilities.
Antibody Maker Loses License Over Animal Welfare Violations
Antibody Maker Loses License Over Animal Welfare Violations
Jef Akst | May 23, 2016
The US Department of Agriculture orders Santa Cruz Biotechnology to pay a $3.5 million fine and to cease selling research antibodies.
Retirement for All NIH Chimps
Retirement for All NIH Chimps
Kerry Grens | Nov 19, 2015
The remaining 50 animals from a waning research program at the National Institutes of Health will head to sanctuaries.
OU Baboon Program to Close
OU Baboon Program to Close
Kerry Grens | Sep 9, 2015
A research primate–breeding facility at the University of Oklahoma will phase out operations over the next few years.
Brrrr-ying the Results
Brrrr-ying the Results
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2015
Holding laboratory mice at temperatures lower than those the animals prefer could be altering their physiology and skewing experimental results.
USDA Research Facility on Lockdown
USDA Research Facility on Lockdown
Tracy Vence | Mar 10, 2015
The US Department of Agriculture is halting new research at its Meat Animal Research Center until animal welfare-related conditions improve.
OU in Trouble for Animal Treatment
OU in Trouble for Animal Treatment
Kerry Grens | Mar 2, 2015
The US Department of Agriculture has cited the University of Oklahoma for abusing baboons.
To Kill a Lab Rat
To Kill a Lab Rat
Kerry Grens | Nov 4, 2014
Some institutions are changing their protocols for rodent euthanasia, as research finds there may be more humane methods.
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.