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USDA Complaints:

Animal Welfare Act Violations:

Government Grants Promoting Cruelty to Animals:


Press releases:

  • 17 Dec 2013 - Vanderbilt Negligence Leads to Animal Death; Watchdog Calls University 'Career Criminal;' Demands 'Largest Fine Possible' Under Federal Law Be Issued
  • 11 Sep 2012 - WATCHDOG REPORT: Dozens of Primates Killed by Negligence in 18 U.S. Research Laboratories; Epidemic Results in Federal Fines, Ongoing Federal investigations - 11 Sep 2012
  • 20 Aug 2012 - Feds Cite 3 Universities for Negligent Animal Deaths; Research Animal Death Epidemic Sweeps U.S., Watchdog Group Demands Federal Action
  • 17 Aug 2012 - Feds Cite Vanderbilt for Negligent Primate Death; Watchdog Group Files Official Complaint, Demands USDA Fine
  • 3 Aug 2010 - USDA Cites Vanderbilt for Illegal surgeries; Watchdog asks for refund of federal grant monies
  • 25 Aug 2010 - USDA Fines Vanderbilt in 6 Animal Deaths; Lab Continues to break law
  • 15 October 2007 - Vanderbilt should be fined $30,000 by USDA animal abuse and related charges
  • 19 September 2007 - Vanderbilt Negligence Kills laboratory animals; Federal Violations Soaring
  • 5 June 2007 - Research Watchdog Demands Probation for Harvard and Vanderbilt

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Rat Rat Rats, mice, birds, amphibians and other animals have been excluded from coverage by the Animal Welfare Act. Therefore research facility reports do not include these animals. As a result of this situation, a blank report, or one with few animals listed, does not mean that a facility has not performed experiments on non-reportable animals. A blank form does mean that the facility in question has not used covered animals (primates, dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, pigs, sheep, goats, etc.). Rats and mice alone are believed to comprise over 90% of the animals used in experimentation. Therefore the majority of animals used at research facilities are not even counted.