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New Jersey’s Research Community Welcomes Passage of Homes for Animal Heroes Act

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.

Published January 13th by InsiderNJ

2020 U.S. spending bill restricts some animal research, pushes for lab animal retirement

AMP Board Chair Cindy Buckmaster Speaks With Science Magazine About Research Restrictions Included in the Latest Federal Spending Bill. Read more.

Published December 19, 2019 by Science Magazine

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