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HSUS to launch effort to end research animal pain and distress at Washington news conference

WHO:
Andrew Rowan, Ph.D., senior vice president, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

Martin Stephens, Ph.D., vice president, Animal Research Issues, The HSUS

Alan Goldberg, Ph.D., director, The Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, Johns Hopkins University

Barbara Orlans, Ph.D., professor, The Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University

Victoria Hampshire, VMD, director, Advanced Veterinary Applications

WHAT:
News conference to launch The HSUS' efforts to end pain and distress in research animals by the year 2020.The HSUS will release a report documenting that substantial numbers of animals used in research in the United States endure pain and distress that is neither reported nor alleviated despite federal Animal Welfare Act mandates. The report also contains The HSUS' blueprint for ending pain and distress in research animals over the next 20 years.

Other panel participants will discuss the legislative framework for addressing pain and distress, public concern on this issue, the recognition and alleviation of pain and distress, and problems with the existing system for reporting pain and distress.

WHEN:
Thursday, April 27, 2000 10:00 a.m.

The week of April 23 is World Week for Animals in Laboratories

WHERE:
First Amendment Room National Press Club Washington, DC

A light breakfast will be served.


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Contact: Rachel Querry
rquerry@hsus.org
301-258-8255
Humane Society of the United States
24-Apr-2000


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