News of the WeekLABORATORY ANIMALS

Researchers Fight Plan to Regulate Mice, Birds

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Science  06 Oct 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5489, pp. 23
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5489.23a

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This week a federal judge is expected to accept an agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and animal-welfare advocates to regulate the use of mice, rats, and birds in scientific research. The pact, which would settle a pending lawsuit, would reverse a 30-year-old policy that exempts 95% of all experimental animals from the federal government's legal definition of "animal."