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USDA removes animal welfare reports from its website

Feb 3, 2017

The Agriculture Department has removed animal welfare inspection reports, enforcement records and other information about animal breeding and research facilities from its website, citing privacy and other laws

With students stranded abroad, colleges condemn travel ban

Jan 30, 2017

Dozens of U.S. colleges are opposing President Donald Trump's sweeping travel ban, which has left some students and professors stranded abroad

Scientists take first steps to growing human organs in pigs

Jan 26, 2017

Scientists have grown human cells inside pig embryos, a very early step toward the goal of growing livers and other human organs in animals to transplant into people

American Humane investigating treatment of dog in film

Jan 19, 2017

The organization that ensures animal safety in film and television productions says it is investigating whether a frightened dog was forced into churning water during the making of "A Dog's Purpose."

Sanctuaries across US prepare for influx of lab chimpanzees

Sep 22, 2016

Sanctuaries across the country are preparing for an influx of retired private laboratory chimpanzees, now that the federal government has stopped backing experiments on humankind's closest relatives

GOP seeks review of claim NFL tried to sway concussion study

Sep 15, 2016

House Republicans are calling for an independent review of allegations the National Football League sought to improperly influence a government study into the link between football and brain disease

European proposal to ban American lobsters to move forward

Sep 6, 2016

The European Union will conduct a more extensive review of a proposal to ban lobsters imported from the U.S. and Canada after a scientific panel concluded Sweden raised valid points in its request to declare the American lobster an invasive species

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