Chinchilla Supplier Loses License over Animal Welfare Violations
Chinchilla Supplier Loses License over Animal Welfare Violations
Moulton Chinchilla Ranch, the main US source of the animals for research, had a years-long history of disturbing findings in USDA inspections.
Chinchilla Supplier Loses License over Animal Welfare Violations
Chinchilla Supplier Loses License over Animal Welfare Violations

Moulton Chinchilla Ranch, the main US source of the animals for research, had a years-long history of disturbing findings in USDA inspections.

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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Australian Research Faces Impending Scarcity of Lab Rodents
Australian Research Faces Impending Scarcity of Lab Rodents
Bianca Nogrady | Jul 20, 2021
The Australian biomedical research community is stunned by the announced wind-down of the country’s biggest supplier of mice and rats.
USDA Only Carries Out Partial Inspections of Some Animal Labs
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.
FDA Now Allows Certain Lab Animals to Be Retired and Adopted
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.
Special Schwann Cells in Mice Play Unsung Role in Pain
Special Schwann Cells in Mice Play Unsung Role in Pain
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 16, 2019
The glia seem to make up part of a newly described sensory organ, the discoverers suggest.
New Mouse Model Predicts Two Clinical Trial Failures in Humans
New Mouse Model Predicts Two Clinical Trial Failures in Humans
Emma Yasinski | Aug 1, 2019
The lab animals had more natural microbiomes seeded by wild mice, unlike conventional models that are kept in sterile conditions.
USDA Cited 60 Percent Fewer Animal Welfare Violations in 2018
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.
When Should Service Dogs Be Admitted into the Lab?
When Should Service Dogs Be Admitted into the Lab?
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2018
Becoming a neuroscientist with a service dog by your side presents numerous challenges. Joey Ramp, who went back to college to study her own post-traumatic stress disorder, is learning this the hard way.
Researchers Take Action to End Airlines’ Restrictions on Lab Animals
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
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.
Lab Animal Use in the UK Dips Below 2010 Levels
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.
US Scientists’ Letter Calls for Transparency in Animal Research
US Scientists’ Letter Calls for Transparency in Animal Research
Ashley Yeager | Jun 21, 2018
Nearly 600 signatories, including four Nobel Prize winners, urge openness about animal experiments.
USDA to Warn Some Facilities Ahead of Animal Welfare Inspections
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.
Want to Boost Reproducibility? Get Another Lab Involved
Want to Boost Reproducibility? Get Another Lab Involved
Jim Daley | Feb 22, 2018
Including as few as two labs in a study improved the odds of getting the true effect size by as much as 23 percentage points, according to a replication model.
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.
Opinion: Reuse and Reduce
Opinion: Reuse and Reduce
Valerie Speirs | Jan 16, 2017
Sharing leftover samples from preclinical experiments is one way biomedical researchers can make the most of animal models.
Inside a Lab Mouse’s High-Fat Diet
Inside a Lab Mouse’s High-Fat Diet
Kate Yandell | Nov 23, 2015
Researchers should pay closer attention to the diets they use to study obesity in mice, experts advise.
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.