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Pending Animal Measure Threatens U.S. Research, AAAS Says In Letter To Congressional Committee

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October 26, 2005
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A measure designed to restrict colleges, universities and research institutions from purchasing laboratory animals from some suppliers could have a "very serious" impact on health and agricultural research and on the U.S. economy, AAAS said Tuesday in a letter to Congress.

A measure designed to restrict colleges, universities and research institutions from purchasing laboratory animals from some suppliers could have a "very serious" impact on health and agricultural research and on the U.S. economy, AAAS said Tuesday in a letter to Congress.

AAAS has long advocated responsible use of animals for medical and other research. The letter, sent to 28 members of a House-Senate conference committee and signed by AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner, urges that the measure be stricken from the pending FY 2006 Agriculture, Rural Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

Under the proposed spending proviso, funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could no longer go to colleges, universities and other research institutions that lawfully purchase research animals from Class B dealers. Such dealers obtain or purchase animals, sometimes from pounds, and resell them to research labs.

In his letter, Leshner warns that such restrictions could bar USDA and FDA funding for entire institutions involved in cutting-edge research, even research unrelated to animals.

Should the measure become law, "the unintended consequences are very serious," he added. "Not only would research that benefits both human health and the U.S. economy be disrupted, but many of our nation's outstanding agriculture schools, located at state colleges and land grant universities, would be deprived of USDA funding used for research, education, and extension services in many other fields (e.g., crop science, nutrition, invasive species)."

Leshner is also executive publisher of the journal Science. See his full letter to the committee here.

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world's largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journal, Science (www.sciencemag.org). AAAS was founded in 1848, and serves some 10 million individuals through 262 affiliated societies and academies of science. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of one million. A non-profit organization, AAAS (www.aaas.org) is open to all and fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education and more. For the latest research news, log onto EurekAlert!, www.eurekalert.org, the premier science-news Web site, a service of AAAS.


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