WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to reduce and eventually eliminate the use of mammals to test the toxicity of chemicals, a move backed by animal rights groups but...
BALTIMORE (AP) — An animal rights group has filed a federal complaint against Johns Hopkins University researchers over a lab experiment in which nine dogs had to be euthanized after spinal...
GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss will get their say on whether to allow animal and human testing of products sold in the rich Alpine country, the government said Friday, after concerns were raised by those...
MATTAWAN, Mich. (AP) — The Humane Society of the United States is pushing for the release of three dozen dogs from a western Michigan laboratory, alleging that an undercover investigation found...
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An animal-rights group is suing after a public bus system in Virginia refused to display advertisements against animal testing.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Thursday that the group is the Washington, D.C.-based White Coat Waste Project.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lawrence Vernetti tested drugs on animals in a Chicago lab for four years before a friendly female beagle, scheduled to die in the tests, reset the course of his career.
"I connected with it," Vernetti said of the unnamed dog. " . Here I was, the person that was literally scheduling to the day and to the hour when she would go into necropsy."
He started researching alternatives to animal testing.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The federal Department of Agriculture has reposted inspection reports on certain animal testing labs on its website after a decision two weeks ago to remove a large online database of animal welfare records prompted complaints.
The agency announced its decision to put the reports online Friday and said more reports could be added as it continues a review of what types of information it puts online.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department says "adjustments may be made" in its decision to remove animal welfare inspection reports, enforcement records and other information about the treatment of animals from its website.
Avon, Mary Kay and Estee Lauder say they have not resumed testing on animals, despite the claims of a story shared widely on social media. The companies say they ended testing on animals years ago but that products sold in China continue to undergo testing by that country's government that might include the use of animals.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department has removed animal welfare inspection reports, enforcement records and other information about the treatment of animals from its website, citing privacy and other laws.
Tanya Espinosa, a spokeswoman for USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, said the information was removed from the site around 11 a.m. Friday. She would not say if the removal was temporary or permanent in the new Trump administration.
Officials in South Dakota are continuing to make upgrades to an animal disease research lab in Brookings a priority, with Gov. Dennis Daugaard recently saying he hoped to earmark $5 million in state money for the project. The almost 50-year-old lab at South Dakota State University is important to the state's livestock industry, as evidenced by the bird flu outbreak two years ago. Some things to know about the lab as the Legislature considers the governor's request:
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is seeking more transparency on federal animal research spending.
Shaheen is the co-author of a letter to the Government Accountability Office requesting an investigation into public reporting of animal testing. She's joined by New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, both Democrats.