The HASC is considering its options on this matter. In the meantime, Congressman Robert Torricelli (D-9th-NJ) introduced a bill in the House of Representatives on August 16, 1994, that would legally mandate that military IACUCs include local animal protectionists. The bill, the Animal Experimentation Right to Know Act, is expected to be reintroduced in 1995.
Although Congress is currently limiting its concerns about IACUCs to the military, we think this may change if the broader scientific community continues to exclude animal protectionists from IACUCs.
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