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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 10, 2005

UI Issues Statement Regarding Animal Research

Numerous derogatory allegations about animal research at the University of Iowa have been made today by a group that is opposed to the use of all animals in research. We do not engage in unnecessary animal research; nor do we conduct research for the purpose of harming animals or for monetary gain. We also want to affirm that as a public research university, we adhere to strict national standards regarding proper research protocol involving laboratory animals, and we comply with all public disclosure requirements relating to animal research. We voluntarily extend the strict national standards beyond what is required. We also are voluntarily accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC). We deplore any resort to violence such as was perpetrated by the Animal Liberation Front last November at Seashore Hall and Spence Labs. We support our faculty, staff and students who engage in research using laboratory animals.

Provost Michael Hogan and Interim Vice President of Research Bill Decker

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.