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New EPA Plan Will Place Animals at Risk; So Why Is PETA Celebrating?

Written by Paula Clifford

Believe it or not, PETA, the group that claims to advocate for animals, is celebrating the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to deregulate the chemical industry. Read more.

Published October 8, 2019 by Holland Sentinel

Young Science Writers Enjoy NIH Visit

It’s possible that some of America’s future health leaders briefly appeared on campus this summer. The students were taking part in a program called Curious Science Writers, which offers high schoolers interested in science writing and research a chance to gain firsthand experience. Read more.

Published September 20, 2019 by NIH Record

Letter: AMP Applauds Texas A&M Research

Re: “Raising hope and alarm — Texas A&M researchers have quietly bred sick dogs in their quest for a cure to human muscular dystrophy/While PETA and other animal activists protest, families support lab work,” Sunday news story. Read more.

Published September 20, 2019 by The Dallas Morning News

AMP defends animal studies in the Michigan Daily

Written by Abigail Takas

PETA ranks University among ‘worst’ for animal testing

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued a press release last week naming the University of Michigan as one of the “worst” universities for animal testing. PETA’s “Failed Tests: Campus Cruelty Report” investigated hundreds of universities across the country and ranked them as “bad,” “worse” and “worst.” PETA ranked U-M as one of the 93 schools categorized as “worst,” a distinction given to only about 14 percent of the 657 colleges investigated. Read more.

Published September 17, 2019 by Michigan Daily

Environmental Protection Agency wants to phase out animal testing by 2035

Written by Michelle Stoddart

The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to phase out the use of animal testing to determine whether chemicals are safe, setting the goal of eliminating it completely in 16 years. Read more. 

Published September 11, 2019 by ABC News

Texas A&M researchers quietly bred sick dogs in hopes of finding human muscular dystrophy cure

Written by Rebekah Allen

COLLEGE STATION — A colony of golden retrievers and Labrador mixes lives in an unmarked building at Texas A&M. Few Aggies will ever see them, and many of the dogs will never know another home. Read more.

Published September 12, 2019 by the Dallas Morning News

Spring Green meeting addresses medical research amid debate surrounding dog breeding facility

After months of debate surrounding the Spring Green facility that breeds dogs for medical research, a national research group came to the Village of Spring Green to back up the facility owner’s claims. Read more.

Published July 15, 2019 by

Public being misled on proposed Spring Green dog breeding facility

Written by Jim Newman

Dear Editor: Dane4Dogs is not being truthful with the public when they claim they are simply opposed to the “use of dogs and cats for painful or distressing experimentation,” which is a rare thing. Read more. 

Published July 1, 2019 by The Cap Times

Inhumane or unavoidable? As Congress scrutinizes an increase in monkey research, scientists defend its necessity

Written by Ruth Hailu

Federally funded research labs conduct thousands of experiments that rely on monkeys and other nonhuman primates — and now, Congress is ramping up its scrutiny of that science.

As part of the congressional appropriations process in the House this year, lawmakers directed both the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration to produce reports detailing the ways the agency’s scientists use the thousands of nonhuman primates in their research centers. Read more.

Published June 17, 2019 by STAT News

More research labs are retiring monkeys when studies finish

Written by Carrie Antlfinger

Izzle, Timon, Batman, River and Mars spent years confined inside a lab, their lives devoted to being tested for the benefit of human health.

But these rhesus macaques have paid their dues and are now living in retirement — in larger enclosures that let them venture outside, eat lettuce and carrots, dip their fingers in colorful plastic pools, paint, and hang from pipes and tires — in relative quiet. Read more.

Published June 13, 2019 by AP News