Tag Archives: Animal Welfare Regulations

New Report Promotes Regulatory Efficiency in Animal Research

A new report from FASEB and its partners contains proposed changes to federal regulations, policies, and guidelines governing the use of animals in research. Directed to federal agencies involved in the oversight of federally funded animal research – primarily the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture – the recommendations aim… Read More »

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 »