Animal welfare violations cost UConn over $12,000 in fines
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday that the University of Connecticut was fined $12,429 for 10 animal welfare violations mostly involving the treatment of rabbits at a UConn Health Center research facility between 2008 and 2010.
- The violations stemmed from violations of experiment protocol resulting in the unexpected death of at least one rabbit.
- The USDA releases statements every month about cases settled in the last 30 days, and USDA spokesman David Sacks said the violations occurred during surprise inspections.
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The University of Connecticut paid $12,429 in fines last month for animal welfare violations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday. The fines are for 10 violations observed during inspections between 2008 and 2010, mostly involving the treatment of rabbits at a research facility at the UConn Health Center. ...
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