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Two more Animal "Experiments" Halted

From AAVS American Anti-Vivisection Society
May 2023

Two [among millions of] horrendous experiments on animals have thankfully been halted.

NIH Research Halted, Animals Seized in Colombia

In South America, Colombian officials suspended studies at a malaria lab funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and seized more than 100 owl monkeys and 180 mice, following reports of alleged mistreatment of animals.

Owl Monkey

Researchers at the lab, which is part of the Caucaseco Scientific Research Consortium, are also accused of falsifying ethics approvals. This alarming incident reflects concerns made by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, which reported on the NIH’s lack of oversight to protect animal welfare at foreign labs.

Electric Shocks to Rats Halted in South Carolina

A National of Institutes of Health-funded experiment that involved shocking rats on their feet while they were being given cocaine has been halted, according to the University of South Carolina. An anonymous complaint revealed that electric shocks were given for longer periods of time than permitted by protocols approved by the university’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

gray Rat

 The university stopped the experiment following an investigation that included “opinions from external subject matter experts,” but has not said if the study will be discontinued permanently.

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