Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says some Michigan research labs are continuing to conduct inhumane experiments on animals, and it’s against the law. Nessel says a law passed by the state Legislature passed more than 40 years ago required the state to create standards for ethical treatment in animal research, but it never happened.
“Dogs and other animals are being routinely subjected to painful and inhumane treatment that has led to the deaths of countless dogs, but has not led to a single medical breakthrough in the 30 years the lab has operated,” Nessel said.
Nessel says the state needs to set rules for ethical treatment and that the state Legislature must only register labs who comply with the rules. She’s issued an opinion ordering the Michigan Health and Human Services Department to create standards for ethical animal testing.