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Animal Lab Testing

Cosmetic animal-testing ban goes into effect in European Union

The ban on the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals is now the law of the land in the European Union. This ban should be imposed everywhere. What some laboratories are doing to animals is criminal. If someone in the United States, for example, was caught pouring burning chemicals into the eyes […]

2,500 beagles rescued from Italian breeder that supplies to research facilities

The debate on the use of animals in research should be ramped up by the news Thursday out of Italy, where 2,500 beagles were rescued from breeding operation. An article by Nature published last week reports a court ruled the allegations of mistreatment of the dogs warranted investigation and apparently the removal of the dogs. […]

Science news for animals and ecosystems

The BP Gulf Oil Gusher continues to impact the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem. MSNBC reports the 1.8 million gallons of chemical dispersant used to break up the giant oil slicks is causing some real problems. A study released Tuesday suggests the dispersant hurt microorganism populations, which impacts the animals up the food chain. The story […]

Pack Topics: Puppy mills; hunting with dogs; animal testing; animal cruelty

Proposed USDA breeder rules: I ran across another opinion piece about the proposed new USDA rules that would close a huge loophole in breeding regulations. Carole Raphaelle Davis of the LA Animal Rights Examiner discusses the fact that since selling over the Internet, the phone and through the mail are not covered properly by the […]

Topics: Factory farming, lab animals

A protest was held Sunday near the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. The Philly Dawg blog reports it was part of the National Day of Mourning for Animals in Laboratories. The writer reports – “” A U.S. Department of Agriculture inspection report found that employees at Children’s Hospital inaccurately mixed formula for lambs who were […]

Results released on study of the use of animals in biomedical research

Links to three articles showed up on the Pack News Wire today concerning the use of animals in lab testing. The Independent Mail out of Anderson, SC listed the key findings of a recent study, including – - Animal use is down in research, but government hurdles are high in developing better changes in the […]