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VICTORY VICTORY Harvard Medical School Fined for Animal Welfare Violations

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The United States Department of Agriculture fined Harvard Medical School for animal welfare violations in the deaths of four research monkeys since 2011 reports Reuters.~~Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images


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Janis K (129)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 7:57 pm
It's appalling that this still happens!! Thanks for sharing

Diana T (1)
Monday December 23, 2013, 5:34 am
Chipping away at the problem.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 23, 2013, 7:06 am
About time, now lets get the sadistic bastards that have been torturing the animals.

Mirian Presser (8)
Monday December 23, 2013, 7:15 am
Awesome. The world is changing about testing in animals!

. (0)
Monday December 23, 2013, 7:15 am
With all the new and more relevant technologies and procedures available to us today why is it that facilities still insist on animal research?

Alexandra G (250)
Monday December 23, 2013, 7:49 am
Thanks for good news

Kathryn Niell (112)
Monday December 23, 2013, 7:54 am
I agree that $24,000 in fines is not a sufficient deterrent. This slap on the wrist is nowhere strong enough to get Harvard's attention. NO MORE ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS!

Hazel G (27)
Monday December 23, 2013, 8:01 am
Good news, now I just hope this goes some way to making sure it doesn't happen again!

Chantale F (22)
Monday December 23, 2013, 8:16 am
Great news! Pity it isn't obvious. Animal rights have been on the forefront for decades. You'd think they'd know better...

Alexander H (39)
Monday December 23, 2013, 8:17 am
Thanks for sharing these great news!! :)

Robert O (12)
Monday December 23, 2013, 8:32 am
Thanks Kelly.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 23, 2013, 10:06 am
I'm so not impressed---$24,000?? This amount is a disgrace--hardly worthy of mention. This institution runs on corruption-greed and animal suffering. Why not employ cruelty free technology... Thx Kelly

Lynne Buckley (0)
Monday December 23, 2013, 12:19 pm
Good news.

Joanne Dixon (37)
Monday December 23, 2013, 1:10 pm
I was thinking "Good for Massachusetts" but I see this is FEDERAL - even better. Agreed not enough money. But at least the are well and truly outed.

Birgit W (160)
Monday December 23, 2013, 1:13 pm
Good, thank you.

Roger G (148)
Monday December 23, 2013, 1:35 pm
noted, thanks

Past Member (0)
Monday December 23, 2013, 3:24 pm
More good news!

Kate Kenner (215)
Monday December 23, 2013, 3:32 pm
Having stood outside of Harvard to protest their testing on primates I an thrilled to hear this. They are loaded though and it won't hurt them that much. Still it is the principal here that counts.

Sheri Schongold (7)
Monday December 23, 2013, 4:16 pm
Glad to hear that Harvard is admitting to doing wrong and accepting the blame. Now we need the rest of the labs, school and otherwise, to do the same.

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday December 23, 2013, 4:36 pm
The cruel and inhumane treatment of animals in research needs to be stopped immediately.

Peta Clarke (30)
Monday December 23, 2013, 5:27 pm
Noted and thank you Kelly this is good news and a warning to others in this area. It is a shame the fine was not larger.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Monday December 23, 2013, 7:25 pm

Madhu Pillai (22)
Monday December 23, 2013, 7:50 pm
Hope the fine was hefty.

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Monday December 23, 2013, 10:11 pm
Baby-steps, but steps nevertheless. Harvard Medical School may laugh at the fine, but the bad publicity that accompanies it is certainly something they would like to do without.

Dianne D (490)
Monday December 23, 2013, 10:21 pm
Good. Close down all of their animal experiments. Kodu's to the person that was brave enough to expose them.

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 6:48 am
Sounds good, but, lets not let our guard down we must continue a watchful eye!

Winn A (179)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 7:12 am
Fines aren't enough. Jail time seems appropriate.

Mireille Picron (46)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 9:06 am

Pogle S (88)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 9:52 am
Good but they should stop all live animal experiments now!

Kathleen R (138)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 4:34 pm
noted & read, all experiments on animals need to end

Nan Towle (75)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 8:05 pm
It's a start, but with such a large endowment, $24,000 is nothing. Perhaps that amount per animal would have been a better start to get their attention. You would think that a University such as Harvard would join the ranks of other forward thinking and state of the Art Universities and Medical Centers that no longer use animal models, as they are not applicable for human results, egregiously cruel and inhumane and there are non animal models available.

Melania P (123)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 1:36 pm
That is so cool! You wouldn´t believe they´d fine Harvard.... Bastards, test on rapers!!
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