Activists Broaden Efforts
Agres, Ted, The Scientist
Animal welfare groups lobby for state legislation
Animal welfare activists, smarting from a defeat in Congress, plan to campaign across the United States to convince state legislators that laboratory rats, mice, and birds used in biomedical research require greater protection than afforded by federal law. Most major US research organizations, however, maintain that the 15 to 20 million animals used in labs-about 95% in biomedical research-are adequately protected under existing public and private regulations. More federal oversight, they say, would only burden researchers with paperwork and expense while creating no real benefit for the animals.
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Publication information: Article title: Activists Broaden Efforts. Contributors: Agres, Ted - Author. Magazine title: The Scientist. Volume: 16. Issue: 23 Publication date: November 25, 2002. Page number: 18. © The Scientist, Inc. Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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