If you don’t think of the Drug Enforcement Administration when you think of animal experimentation, you should. Here’s what we know so far about plans to shoot mice & rats full of meth, bath salts, fentanyl, cocaine, LSD, PCP, and more.
EXCLUSIVE: Continuing the unprecedented peek behind the curtain at zoos, here are 134 pgs of necropsies for North Carolina Aquariums (all 4 locations):
Learning how & why animals in a zoo’s custody die is a crucial but neglected form of oversight.
NEW: This morning I got the necropsies from the North Carolina Zoo, Jan 2018 - mid-May 2019. 576 pages.
Just glancing at it, I see that they have a toad colony "with a history of skeletal abnormalities," which they attribute to fluoridated water.
The California Dept of Public Health oversees animal-experimentation labs that don't fall under federal oversight.
I found out thru a FOI request that they didn't perform a single inspection of a lab in 2018 or so far in 2019.
Food Safety Inspection Service - the federal agency overseeing slaughterhouses & related facilities - is posting some new info. (Notice, though, that they're posting only the numbers, not which plants have made the switch to the new system.) Link:
YES! The must-pass bill funding USDA for 2020 mandates @USDA_APHIS restore ALL deleted animal abuse records back online for public view! No excessive redactions allowed, and database can't come offline again! https://t.co/VHWHmXVUb7