Articles About Animals in Laboratories

Please see the below articles about Animals in Laboratories from past editions of the AWI Quarterly magazine.

Care Standards Considered for Cephalopods

Currently, there is no federal oversight of the use of invertebrates in research in the United States. In a welcome move, the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) has recently proposed...

Horseshoe Crabs May See Relief from Toxin Testing

Hundreds of thousands of horseshoe crabs are used for endotoxin testing in the United States each year, bled for their blood’s ability to clot in the presence of toxins. An estimated 10 to 30 percent...

OLAW Oversight Fails to Protect Mice in Research

Institutions that receive Public Health Service (PHS) funding and conduct research using live vertebrate animals are required by law to have an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) that oversees the treatment of those...

3D Printing for Conservation

In 2020, Drs. Constance Woodman and Giridhar Athrey of Texas A&M University were awarded an AWI Refinement Research Award for a study investigating the toxicity of various 3D printing materials to assess their suitability for...

Two Funding Opportunities for Animals in Labs

Calling on those who work with animals in research laboratories in the United States or Canada and strive to improve their welfare: AWI now has two funding opportunities—one to enable implementation of existing animal care...

Science in the Service of Animals

Located in upstate New York, Farm Sanctuary’s New York shelter is home to more than 500 rescued animals, including cows, pigs, and chickens. As described in a recent New York Times article—“Why Did the Chicken...

Fish Recognize Themselves in Photographs

A new study published in the Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences has shown that bluestreak cleaner wrasse ( Labroides dimidiatus ) recognize themselves in photographs (Kohda et al., 2023). The fish first showed...