Tag Archives: Animal Welfare Regulations

USDA removes, then returns records to its website

In a confusing series of events, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) first removed all regulatory correspondence, research facility annual reports, and enforcement records from its website, then returned many of the same documents online in response to public outcry. According to APHIS, all records pertaining to… Read More »

FASEB Opposes Altering Regulations for Nonhuman Primates

On August 31, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) responded to a petition to amend the Animal Welfare Regulations (AWRs) to require research facilities to construct and maintain ethologically appropriate environments for nonhuman primates to ensure their psychological well-being. FASEB voiced its strong disagreement with the petitioners’ claims and urged the United… Read More »