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Breaking the Law:
Animal Care in U.S. Labs
By Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., Executive Director,
Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!
513-575-5517 saen@saenonline.org  

Introduction

Millions of animals are used in experimentation every year in the United States. The majority of these animals receive no legal protection whatsoever because many species (rats, mice, birds) are specifically excluded from current laws. However, over one million animals are regulated. Are even these animals receiving any meaningful protection? This report will evaluate animal care at a cross section of labs within the U.S. to examine this issue.

The goal of this report is to evaluate protection, or the lack thereof, provided by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and the agency which is charged with enforcing this legislation -- the United States Department of Agriculture/Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS). The USDA/APHIS regulates over 1000 research facilities so it will be impossible to examine every facility. Therefore, a sampling of these facilities will be examined to evaluate the effectiveness of the USDA.

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