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CNN: Merkley bill would stop USDA from euthanizing kittens

Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley is joining forces with a Republican congressman to stop Agriculture Department researchers from euthanizing kittens used in their work. Merkley told CNN he introduced on Wednesday a Senate version of the KITTEN Act — officially, the “Kittens in Traumatic Testing Ends Now Act of 2018.”

WRCI: Lawmakers call for 'immediate investigation' into continued dog experiments at the VA

Members of Congress are calling for an investigation into deadly dog experiments at the Department of Veterans of Affairs after an ongoing 8News investigation. The letter from lawmakers urges the VA’s Inspector General, Michael Missal, to launch an immediate investigation into conflicting reports about who approved the continued studies.

The Gainesville Sun: Monkeys join Gainesville sanctuary after lives in the lab

About two dozen squirrel monkeys that have spent their lives in cages as test subjects in nicotine addiction research are now away from the lab and transitioning to the open skies at Gainesville’s Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary.

VegNews: FDA RETIRES PRIMATES FROM ITS LABS FOR THE FIRST TIME

Twenty-six squirrel monkeys were recently rescued from a United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nicotine testing lab and relocated to a sanctuary. The move—which is the first time the FDA has retired primates from its labs—came after pressure from advocacy group The White Coat Waste Project (WCWP) and world-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, among others.