Latest Animal Welfare Act Stories

2011-03-14 13:43:25

New tool will allow integrated, simultaneous study of behavior and brain function in animals Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, Stony Brook University, and collaborators have demonstrated the efficacy of a "wearable," portable PET scanner they've developed for rats. The device will give neuroscientists a new tool for simultaneously studying brain function and behavior in fully awake, moving animals. The researchers describe the tool and...

2010-10-08 11:10:00

In the news release, Virginian-Pilot Story Misleads Readers on USDA Inspection Report for PLRS, issued Oct. 8, 2010 by Professional Laboratory and Research Services over PR Newswire, we are advised by a representative of the company that the first and second paragraphs should read "inspection" rather than "investigation" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Virginian-Pilot Story Misleads Readers on USDA Inspection Report for PLRS USDA Report Shows No...

2010-10-08 09:34:00

CORAPEAKE, N.C., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Contrary to a report in today's Virginian-Pilot, a comprehensive investigation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) of NC-based Professional Laboratory and Research Services (PLRS) has found no evidence of animal neglect or abuse. The USDA finding follows People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA) September release of a contrived video that inaccurately depicts the conditions at PLRS, in a malicious attempt to force the small...

2009-10-29 14:55:37

Immediate action needed to ensure no disruption of research The American Physiological Society (APS; www.the-aps.org) announced today that it has endorsed the recommendation of a National Academy of Sciences* (NAS) report calling for the identification of new suppliers to replace Class B dealers as providers of random source dogs and cats for medical research. "Class B" is a broad category of licensure required by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that applies to individuals...

2006-01-18 15:38:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rest easy animal lovers: the giraffes, elephants, snakes, monkeys and other assorted wildlife at Michael Jackson's private zoo on his Neverland Valley Ranch in central California are fine. A surprise inspection at Jackson's ranch found animals there in good health, a spokesman for the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday. The inspection was prompted by concerns voiced by the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, known as...

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