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May 24, 2016 8:00 AM UTCWhen are Rats, Mice, Bird and Fish Protected by US Federal Laws

This post might be of interest and useful for teaching, outreach, and promoting understanding of how the US regulatory system works with respect to animal research. It is not uncommon that members of the public, including students, believe that there are no federal laws, regulation, or oversight of research with rats, mice, and birds. That is obviously not true, but is a myth that can be difficult to counter. It is an important point to address in order to have accurate and informed public views.