More Information on Animal Research

July 6, 2009

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has agreed to release more information in the reports that colleges and other organizations that conduct research must file with the agency. The agreement settles a lawsuit by the Humane Society of the United States, which sued the department, saying that it wasn't making the reports public as it should have. While researchers who work with animals have defended their work as necessary, some have expressed worry that releasing more information will attract the attention of animal rights groups.

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