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Concerns over beagle breeding facility

London - A plan for a U.K. based puppy breeding farm at Grimston near Hull has been criticized by animal rights groups. The dogs will be bred for pharmaceutical drug testing.

Puppy farm for animal experiments gets greenlight from UK gov

A U.S.-owned firm has been given permission by the UK government to proceed with building a literal "puppy farm" that will breed animals for use in experimentation.

Europe rejects animal testing ban

The European Commission, composed of the nations of Europe, has rejected a call to ban all animal experimentation throughout the European Union. This decision came in response to a pan-European campaign.

Research chimp use questioned by U.S. judge

New York State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe has ordered officials at Stony Brook University to provide justification for their custody of Hercules and Leo, two chimpanzees used in research.

Like breeds with like in animal study

Paris - As indication in a new laboratory study, mice pairs with similar anxiety levels produce offspring more quickly than coupled animals with differing personalities.

U.S. animal experiments must now include male and females

Washington - Gender neutrality has reached the realm of science. U.S. government funded studies not require grant applicants to address sex balance in all future cell and animal studies.

Lab grown skin can prevent animal testing

Human skin grown in the laboratory can be used to replace animals used in drug and cosmetics testing, according to a new report.

Does calorie restriction lead to weight loss?

A study on monkeys, drawn from a 25-year study of diet and aging, indicates a significant reduction in mortality and in age-associated diseases among those with calorie-restricted diets.

Harvard University fined for animal cruelty

Harvard Medical School has been fined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for animal welfare violations involving monkeys used for research.

Chimp retirement bill signed

The U.S. President has signed a bill to support the retirement of federally owned research chimpanzees over the next five years. This followed months of delays.

Chimp retirement delayed

The sixty NIH chimpanzees that were set to enjoy their remaining years at a sanctuary in Louisiana will have to wait a little longer due to "budgetary problems."

Decision outstanding on research chimps

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) will finalize plans for what to do with its remaining research chimpanzees by the end of March 2013. U.S. citizens have a chance to comment before the decision is made.

EL AL airlines stopped from shipping monkeys for lab experiments

After a mounting campaign, Israeli airline EL AL has once again joined the list of other popular carriers and refused to transport monkeys for medical research.

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