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The Colleges with the Worst Animal Welfare Violations Might Shock You

From Sophie Kevany,
March 2024

The universities housing America’s National Primate Research Centers, which have all breached the welfare act over the last decade, are Emory, Oregon Health & Science, Tulane, the University of California, Davis, the University of Washington and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The seventh primate research center, which also breached welfare laws, is in the Texas Biomedical Research Institute.

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A million-dollar funding demand for university research centers identified for their poor animal welfare standards will do little to help the primates they experiment on, an analysis by a U.S. animal advocacy group finds. The 2024 fiscal year funding request made by the National Institutes of Health would grant America’s seven primate research centers, six of which are based in universities, an extra $30 million to “expand, remodel, renovate, or alter existing research facilities or construct” new facilities and infrastructure.

Yet most of the research centers’ animal welfare breaches are, however, linked to “staff carelessness or inadequate training and supervision.” In other words, these are not problems that might be solved by renovations or expansions, says the Animal Welfare Institute, which based its analysis on US Department of Agriculture inspector reports.

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is charged with checking on research animals and delivering citations or fines for breaches of the Animal Welfare Act.


Please read the ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE, including:

  • The Worst Animal Welfare Offenders in Academia
  • How Primates Suffer at Research Universities
  • Why Students Might Not Know What’s Happening at Their Schools
  • How Students Can Avoid Schools with Animal Rights Offences

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