This one comes with a helping of déjà vu! On Friday, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), published the results of an investigation into Primate Products, Inc. a facility in Hendry County, South Florida that breeds monkeys for medical research, including NIH funded research. The OLAW is the federal body responsible for monitoring compliance … Continue reading OLAW investigates Primate Products, Inc. and praises staff who care for animals!
Last week we published an article calling on all involved in animal research to speak up for science as animal rights activists held their annual World Week for Animals in Laboratories (WWAIL), writing: This year, if your university or facility is among those that attract attention during WWAIL, we ask that you join in the conversation … Continue reading Animal research openness in action – from Cambridge to Florida
Speaking of Research is delighted to see the reasoned and strong stance taken by a target of an animal activist campaign in Florida. Several months ago we wrote about an ongoing campaign against a Florida scientific supply company, Primate Products, Inc. Animal activists had used leaked photographs of injured monkeys to generate wild and poorly educated … Continue reading Amerijet Stands Firm, AR Activists Continue to Deceive
Last week Allyson Bennet wrote about how animal rights groups often misrepresent the facts in order to further their agenda of ending the use of animals in medical research, citing the example of a campaign against Primate Products, Inc. The USDA inspection report has now been published and confirms that no non-compliant items were identified … Continue reading USDA gives Primate Products, Inc. the all clear
Animal activist groups often depend upon sensationalized and misrepresentative stories about laboratory animals to achieve media coverage. The response to these stories illustrates great public interest in how and why animal research is conducted. Unfortunately, these stories frequently perpetuate distorted views about the goals and conduct of the vast majority of animal research. As such, … Continue reading Speaking Up: Confronting Misrepresentation