Both the S1848 and S1085 bills would lead to increased lethal control of deer by methods more commonly associated with poaching than lawful deer hunting or responsible wildlife management. S1848 would permit the killing of deer directly over bait, at any time of day or night, “with any weapon,” the use of cars or trucks, and jacklighting, or stunning deer with strong lights.
The Animal Welfare Institute has just exposed a longstanding pattern of apparent serious violations of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) at a major supplier of antibody products to the research industry. We now need your help to ensure that the company is punished to the fullest extent of the law and does not merely receive a slap on the wrist.
In December 2011, a landmark Institute of Medicine (IOM) report titled Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research: Assessing the Necessity declared that "most current use of chimpanzees for biomedical research is unnecessary." In response to this report, in January of this year, a Working Group (WG) of the Council of Councils—an advisory body to the NIH— issued its own report which expanded on the IOM report and included groundbreaking recommendations.
Many of us who live in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area enjoy the beauty of Rock Creek Park. Whether you enjoy watching the park's deer and other wildlife, hiking the park's miles of trails, using its recreational facilities, driving through its forests, or even just escaping to Rock Creek Park to get back to nature, the park provides tremendous benefits to millions of Americans each year.