31 Jul '11, 7pm

Class B Dealer Violates AWA for the Eighth Time, Still Operating | Care2 Causes

Class B Dealer Violates AWA for the Eighth Time, Still Operating | Care2 Causes

In May, a local news station in Grand Rapids, MI ran an investigative piece prompted by a tip titled “Who is Policing Animal Safety? ” The piece focused on R&R Research, a random source Class B dealer that procures animals for research facilities, its violations and why it was still in operation. From the post How Many Violations Does it Take to Get a Class B Dealer Shut Down? The report highlighted the fact that R&R Research has multiple violations of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA)under its belt, yet the USDA has failed to shut it down. These violations go as far back as 1981 when the owner, James Woudenberg, was using “cervical dislocation and cerebral hemorrhage” as a means of euthanasia. He’s since graduated to more inhumane methods. The list of violations goes on and on and includes unsanitary conditions, inaccurate record keeping, leaving dogs in freezing temperatures,...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/class-b-dealer-violates-awa-f...

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