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
Date Written: July 29, 2016
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
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