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People: After Three Decades of Deadly Kitten Experiments, USDA Ends Program and Adopts Out Lab Cats

Back in 1982, a division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) called the Agricultural Research Service began conducting deadly experiments on domestic cats and kittens. After more than 35 years, the program has finally come to an end, thanks in large part to a taxpayer watchdog group called White Coat Waste Project, whose mandate is to cut federal funding to animal experiments.

FOX: Government puts a stop to deadly cat experiments as part of food safety research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it’s discontinuing a research program that led to the deaths of thousands of cats and included feeding the animals the meat of other cats and dogs purchased in Chinese meat markets, NBC News reported.

NY Daily News: Cats will no longer be used in USDA research lab following watchdog report of ‘cannibal’ kitten experiments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it will no longer use cats in its research laboratory, and 14 remaining cats will be adopted out, following a watchdog report that revealed “cannibal” kitten experiments conducted by the government agency.

NBC News: No more 'kitten slaughterhouse': Government halts deadly cat experiments

Government scientists announced on Tuesday that they’re pulling the plug on a research program that’s resulted in the deaths of thousands of cats.