Latest Animal testing News

Pig organ transplants inch closer with testing in the dead

Jul. 12, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

New York researchers transplanted pig hearts into two brain-dead people over the last month, the latest in a string of developments in the long quest to one day save human lives with animal organs. The experiments announced Tuesday come after a historic but failed attempt earlier...

US agency studies rare whale habitat expansion request

Jul. 11, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. government on Monday agreed to a request from environmental groups to study increasing critical habitat designations in Alaska waters for North Pacific right whales, one of the rarest whale species in the world. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Group blasts Chimp Haven fight deaths; wild chimps also kill

Jun. 18, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An animal rights group has filed a federal complaint against the national sanctuary for federally owned chimpanzees once used for experiments. A federal citation and Chimp Haven’s own reports about an escape and about deaths caused by fights among chimpanzees...

WHO: COVID origins unclear but lab leak theory needs study

Jun. 09, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Over two years after the coronavirus was first detected in China, and after at least 6.3 million deaths have been counted worldwide from the pandemic, the World Health Organization is recommending in its strongest terms yet that a deeper probe is required into whether a lab accident...

More dogs seized from Va. facility; settlement talks ongoing

Jun. 01, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Federal officials and a company that runs a central Virginia research dog-breeding facility are working toward a potential settlement in a civil case accusing the company of animal welfare violations, according to court documents filed Wednesday. The...

Feds sue operator of dog breeding facility, seize beagles

May. 20, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal officials have accused a company that runs a Virginia facility breeding dogs for research of violating animal welfare law and recently seized at least 145 beagles found to be in “acute distress,” according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. The Envigo RMS...

Rehabilitated dolphin leaves quarantine at Florida facility

May. 12, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A rescued juvenile bottlenose dolphin, flown from Texas to the Florida Keys-based Dolphin Research Center seven weeks ago, was moved to the facility’s primary dolphin lagoon Thursday. The transfer marks the male marine mammal's final integration into a...