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March 26, 2019 - Physicians Committe For Responsible Medicine

Federal Appeals Court Rules Against USDA in Lawsuit Challenging Agency’s Censoring of Animal Welfare Data

Federal Appeals Court Rules Against USDA in Lawsuit Challenging Agency’s Censoring of Animal Welfare Data
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The Physicians Committee sued the USDA for removing from its website inspection reports revealing whether animal research laboratories comply with the federal Animal Welfare Act.

The online reports have been essential in the Physicians Committee’s work to challenge animal experiments that were not furthering human health research. The records were critical to revealing violations of federal law that led to the deaths of numerous primates at Harvard’s New England Primate Research Center, which was closed. The records also helped the Physicians Committee stop 186 chimpanzees from being transferred to a research facility that violated the Animal Welfare Act more than 30 times in five years.

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