Animal Abuse Abundant in Spite of AAALAC Accreditation - USDA Data

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The mission of the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) is to "enhance the quality of research, teaching, and testing by promoting humane, responsible animal care and use," and the organization awards accreditation to institutions that are deemed to "meet or exceed AAALAC standards" regarding animal care. However, it appears that a number of research institutions that have been cited repeatedly by U. S. Department of Agriculture veterinary inspectors for apparent violations of the minimum requirements under the Animal Welfare Act are nonetheless accredited by AAALAC. Read More.

To read the official USDA documentation, please click on the links provided below. The links, listed by institution and date, are the USDA inspection report PDFs, unless otherwise noted. To view this data, you must have the Adobe Reader installed.


Brandeis University

March 19, 2008
 

University of California, Davis

November 16, 2011
July 21, 2010
November 5, 2009
November 4, 2009
September 5, 2009
April 10, 2009
June 17, 2008
June 4, 2008
 

University of California, Los Angeles

December 16, 2010
April 9, 2009
 

University of California, San Francisco

January 24, 2012
January 5, 2011
October 26, 2010
June 1, 2009
May 27, 2009
May 29, 2008
April 15, 2008


Harvard New England Primate Research Center

March 7, 2012
January 31, 2012
December 12, 2011
July 19, 2011
June 29, 2010
January 19, 2010
 

University of Kansas Medical Center

USDA Complaint and Corroborating Documents (28.34MB)
July 29, 2011
August 24, 2011
June 7, 2010
May 24, 2010
June 30, 2009
April 14, 2009
March 10, 2009
December 18, 2008
August 27, 2008
 

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

July 14, 2011
May 31, 2011
Settlement Agreement, May 15, 2010
March 17, 2009
 

Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute

Settlement Agreement, June 24, 2011
March 24, 2010
April 15, 2009
May 29, 2008
April 16, 2008
April 10, 2007
 

Princeton University

June 7, 2011
April 27, 2011
February 24, 2011
August 18, 2010
June 23, 2010
August 31, 2009
 

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center

March 20, 2012
Settlement Agreement, June 20, 2010
February 2, 2010
August 4, 2009
January 7, 2009
October 31, 2008
October 29, 2008
March 26, 2008
 

University of Utah

June 10, 2011
July 14, 2010
April 8, 2010
January 29, 2010
 

Wellesley College

November 10, 2010
April 16, 2008