University of California Schools Charged with Multiple Violations of the Animal Welfare Act

A recent report documents extensive animal welfare violations in research labs at 7 University of California campuses over the last three years.

As noted in a previous blog (see “The Use of Monkeys at Harvard University”), Queen’s, and other Canadian universities are not obliged to release any information about violations of animal welfare laws, in part because they are exempt from animal cruelty legislation, and operate under a voluntary code of conduct. We don’t know what experiments are being carried out on animals at Queen’s, and the Canadian Council on Animal Care, a pro animal research body which monitors research in universities, employs a completely secretive process in which violations by Queen’s of the voluntary animal welfare guidelines are never revealed.

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