"But We Care About Our Animals": Laboratories Standard Responses After Violating Animal Welfare Act (AR 2016)

  • Scientists kill half a million animals: "State government figures show 57 per cent of research animals were either euthanized, killed for dissection, killed accidentally, died naturally, or experienced 'death as an endpoint' - defined as when ''a procedure is designed to cause the death of animals with no humane endpoint." (Dec. 2, 2012)
  • UCSF lapses mean research animals suffer: "Due to negligence or errors, laboratory mice at UCSF had toes removed without anesthesia. Several animals, including birds and a squirrel monkey, received little or no pain medication after surgical procedures. In one instance, a primate starved for weeks." (Nov. 25, 2012)
  • Feds Cite Military Contractor for Goat Abuse: "Instructors with Tier 1 Group repeatedly cutting off the limbs of live goats with tree trimmers, stabbing the animals with scalpels, and cutting into their abdomens to pull out their organs as they twitched, moaned, and kicked." (Oct. 4, 2012)
  • Combat trauma training practices under scrutiny: "The company did not use the right type of anesthesia on live animals during a training exercise and did not properly monitor animals to ensure that the drugs did not wear off during the exercise" (Sept. 24, 2012)