Tell the USDA to protect animals in laboratories
Animals in research facilities need someone to make sure they are getting the care they need. That’s supposed to be the job of the United States Department of Agriculture, which once a year is expected to inspect regulated research facilities to ensure the animals in their care are receiving care that meets the standards of the Animal Welfare Act. But starting in 2019, USDA secretly stopped doing that very important job. And that needs to change.
They should be ensuring, with their own inspections, that animals in research facilities are receiving humane treatment.
But now we have new leadership at USDA that has promised to take animal care seriously. Help us to urge USDA to renew annual, extensive inspections of regulated research facilities to protect the lives of animals who live there.
Please send a brief, polite message to the USDA using the form provided.