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Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!
S. A. E. N.
"Exposing the truth to wipe out animal experimentation"

The Defender
From the Summer 2007 Issue

SAEN Reveals USDA Distortions

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is responsible for enforcing the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), the only law which gives any protection to the millions of animals who are subjected to experimentation in the U.S. every year. While this law was designed to protect animals, it often shields laboratories from public scrutiny by providing them with the appearance of legitimacy.

This regulatory façade was dismantled by Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! with startling revelations of massive USDA under-reporting of animals confined in labs and creative minimization of criminal activity by research facilities.

For many years the USDA has released statistics which include the number of animals experimented on in U.S. labs, the number of animals which experience pain in experimentation, and the frequency of AWA violations.

SAEN’s detailed analysis of agency reports revealed tens of thousands of animals who seemed to have disappeared from the USDA tallies and uncompiled information about trends in violations of federal laws by laboratories.

United Press International (UPI) ran an in-depth article (posted on our website) on SAEN’s findings which reached millions of people through such publications as Newsday and Science Daily.

USDA spokespersons were left backpedaling, stating in the UPI article that: “the problems cited in one of the reports are not violations but something the agency calls noncompliance issues.” Ironically, their report is called "Violation Summary" and included a "Violation Count" column.

UPI also stated: “ . . . the USDA report lists approximately 57,000 primates in U.S. labs but the real total is closer to 110,000-120,000.”

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