The Animal Welfare Act and Alternatives to Animal Testing

ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Animal Law Committee Newsletter, 2016

3 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2016

See all articles by Courtney G. Lee

Courtney G. Lee

University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law

Date Written: July 29, 2016

Abstract

The Animal Welfare Act (AWA), enacted in 1966, is the only federal law regulating animals used in scientific research. A basic presumption underlying enactment of the AWA was that animal testing is necessary. This short piece explores whether fifty years later, in the wake of significant advances in scientific research, it is time to challenge that notion and change the AWA accordingly.

Keywords: Animal Welfare Act, AWA, Animal Law, animal testing, animal research

Suggested Citation

Lee, Courtney G., The Animal Welfare Act and Alternatives to Animal Testing (July 29, 2016). ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Animal Law Committee Newsletter, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2819163

Courtney G. Lee (Contact Author)

University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law ( email )

3200 Fifth Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95817
United States

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