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University lab cited for animal welfare violations in Oregon

The violations come after inspectors performed a routine inspection of the university's animal research facilities in Portland.

Posted: Feb 22, 2020 9:23 PM
Updated: Feb 23, 2020 10:19 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. --- Federal inspectors have cited Oregon Health & Science University for violating animal welfare laws after five prairie voles died of thirst.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that the U.S. Department of Agriculture also cited the university after a person risked contaminating surgical tools while probing a ferret's brain with an electrode in January as part of research into how the animals hear.

The violations come after inspectors performed a routine inspection of the university's animal research facilities in Portland.

Two anti-animal research groups have urged the federal government to put an end to the university's work.

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