The AALAS Government Relations Committee (GRC) is working on a response to the "Petition to Amend the Reporting Requirements for Research Facilities Under the Animal Welfare Act Regulations." The deadline for comment is 8/24/2015. We will share our response as soon as it is approved by the AALAS Executive Committee.
Read more at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2015-0033-0001
The New York court has dismissed the petition for a writ of habeas corpus in regards to the two chimpanzees held at a state university on Long Island, NY. Read the AP coverage.
Please read the information on the petition as well as AALAS’ response. If you follow the link on the button below, you will be directed to a page where there is a “comment now” button. The deadline to comment is 8/31/2015.
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This petition commends Air France for its commitment to transporting laboratory animals for biomedical research.
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Maryland HB 443, Crimes Relating to Animals - Unauthorized Use of Dogs and Cats in Research Facilities - Penalties has been deemed unfavorable and will not move forward in the legislative process.
Maryland HB 567, Crimes Relating to Animals, Failure to Offer Dogs and Cats Used in Research Facilities for Adoption – Penalties has been deemed unfavorable and will not move forward in the legislative process.
From NABR: Another Federal Court Upholds the AETA
AVMA published the AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2013 Edition.