Treatment of Animals in Medical Research

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Campaign for Laws on Animal Research

The latest drive for federal legislation to curb inhumane treatment of animals in scientific research may gain new momentum this year. Brief House subcommittee hearings last September on a number of animal protection bills are due to be resumed during the present session of Congress, and hearings on Senate bills similar to the House bills have been promised. The country's numerous be-kind-to-animals organizations are hoping that the 100th anniversary of such organized endeavor —dating from the founding in 1866 of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals —may be celebrated in 1966 by the first federal enactment on handling of laboratory animals.

Leading proponents of legislation of this kind, disclaiming any desire to hamper research necessary for ...

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