Tell the USDA to protect animals in laboratories
Animals in laboratories endure so much; at the very least they deserve to receive basic care. This oversight is supposed to be the job of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which is tasked with inspecting regulated research laboratories once a year to ensure that cats, monkeys, rabbits and other animals at the lab are receiving care that meets the very basic standards of the Animal Welfare Act. But starting in 2019, USDA secretly stopped doing that very important job. And that needs to change.
In 2021 new leadership at USDA committed to taking animal care seriously. Join us in urging the USDA to renew extensive annual inspections of regulated research facilities to protect the lives of the animals who live there.
Please send a brief, polite message to the USDA using the form provided.