FASEB Disagrees with Petition on Nonhuman Primates

September 09, 2015

In an August 31 letter, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) opposed a petition to amend Animal Welfare Regulations that would require research facilities to construct and maintain ethologically appropriate environments for nonhuman primates. The proposed changes would not benefit nonhuman primates; are based on data that is outdated and inaccurate; and do not improve upon current regulations that protect the psychological well-being of nonhuman primates, FASEB said. The petition was submitted to the United States Department of Agriculture by the New England Anti-Vivisection Society, the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance, the Laboratory Primate Advocacy Group, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

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