Earlier this month, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine released a list ranking Ivy League universities on their adherence to the Animal Welfare Act. The researchers found that all of the highly-regarded universities had research facilities with a disturbing number of violations, including a dead newborn puppy under a kennel-floor gate, primates deprived of water for more than 24 hours, and burned, blistered baboons. The worst misconduct score was 120, attributed to the University of Pennsylvania, followed by Princeton and Yale Universities with a tied score of 49. PCRM recommends that animals be removed completely from experiments and that universities be held responsible for their violations.
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