Animal Research and Testing
The vast majority of research facilities now refuse to do business with Class B dealers, but propping up this dying industry are approximately 50 research institutions — mostly universities. Please ask them to stop buying dogs and cats from Class B dealers.
Today, I was one of about 200 people in attendance as the U.S. Supreme Court heard from attorneys for the United States and for dogfighting impresario Robert Stevens in a case testing the constitutionality of the federal Depiction of Animal Cruelty Law.
I’ve immensely enjoyed watching the Ken Burns series on the history of America’s national parks. My thoughts have been drawn not just to the parks themselves, but also the foresighted people who dared to believe in the concept and pushed successfully for them.
Photo credit iStockphoto Last week, members of our staff were in Rome for the Seventh World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, and by all accounts, it was an exciting event. Held every two years, the international conference left attendees with the . . .
Though animal welfare was not one of Sen. Ted Kennedy’s signature concerns, he was always there for the cause, and he had all the right instincts on the subject.
Last week, Slate magazine’s Dan Engbar published a five-part series on animal research, extensively treating the dog-napping scandal that led Congress to pass the Laboratory Animal Welfare Act in 1966, and going on to consider its continuing implications.