New Jersey’s thriving biomedical research community applauds the Legislature for passing Assembly Bill 3274/Senate Bill 2826, the “Homes for Animal Heroes Act.” Under the legislation, which passed the General Assembly unanimously today, institutions throughout New Jersey must re-home cats and dogs used in vital research studies with loving families when the research is completed. Today’s vote in the Assembly follows the New Jersey Senate’s 34-0 passage of the Homes for Animal Heroes Act in February 2019. Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.