Anneliese Emerson: Don’t exempt UW animal researchers from anti-cruelty laws

Dear Editor: Shame on the UW-Madison for slipping an item into the state budget bill to exempt animal researchers from Wisconsin anti-cruelty laws.

The UW-Madison recently slipped item No. 27 into the UW System Omnibus Motion No. 489 in the budget bill. It reads:

“Liability Protections for Scientific Researchers: Specify that current law provisions prohibiting crimes against animals would not apply to persons engaged in bona fide scientific research at an educational or research institution or persons who are authorized or otherwise regulated under federal law to utilize animals for these purposes.” Click below for full article.

Anneliese Emerson: Don’t exempt UW animal researchers from anti-cruelty laws.

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