Breaking the Law II, Animal Care in U.S. Labs: Government Sanctioned Negligence
During 2005 the number of violations of laboratory specific violations increased during 2005 (1,780 violations) by 53.7% from 2002 (1,106 violations). The majority of these violations were in the areas of Institutional Animal Care & Use Committees (1,116). For details of these violations see Appendix B.
In general the findings for the 163 laboratories used in this study were spread across a broad spectrum. 61 of these facilities either had no non-compliances during this period, or had no regulated animals when inspected, and so were not really inspected.
The remaining laboratories had a wide range of violations. 63 of the remaining 102 facilities had 3 violations or less. However, these facilities do not represent institutions where all was well. For Example, the Southern Research Institute, with only 2 violations had a very serious infraction:
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The Top 20 AWA Violators
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