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From SFGATE: UCSF Lapses Mean Research Animals Suffer While this is common knowledge to many, it is good to see the mainstream news shine a light on these practices. Neuropathologist Hansen is right: that $92,000 fine is chump change. University researchers across the country bring in hundreds of millions every year for their unsavory, often brutal animal research. And the universities are complicit--they generally receive about half the funds. Just for the record, the unanesthetized amputation of rodents' toes for ID purposes is a routine practice. The federal Animal Welfare Act regulates little more than housing--it does NOT regulate the experiments themselves. And the great majority of animals used are exempt from the minimal protections of the AWA, including rats, mice, birds and fish. As George Bernard Shaw famously wrote, "Anyone who doesn't hesitate to vivisect, wouldn't hesitate to lie about it." Time to up the campaign against UCSF vivisection.
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