Thursday, June 12, 2008

AAALAC is just propaganda

AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs. AAALAC stands for the "Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care."
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AAALAC's purpose is to provide an open, fair and impartial peer-evaluation that results in valuable suggestions and information organizations will use to improve their programs and achieve new levels of excellence.
Impartial?
Christian E. Newcomer, V.M.D., Dip ACLAM

Dr. Chris Newcomer recently became the Executive Director of AAALAC International on June 1, 2008 culminating his 24 years of participation in AAALAC International site visit activities as an ad hoc consultant and a member of the Council on Accreditation. Dr. Newcomer recently held a position on the faculty and in the administration of Johns Hopkins University as Associate Provost for Animal Research and Resources. He is a current member of the NABR Board of Trustees. An International Forum for Animal Research Policy [Requires registration. Many pages password protected.]
But NABR is anything but impartial.
The National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR) is the only national, nonprofit organization dedicated solely to advocating sound public policy that recognizes the vital role of humane animal use in biomedical research, higher education and product safety testing.
Impartial my ass.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pay attention to what you read:

"AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science..."

AAALAC does not promote the elimation of animals in science, nor does it judge the scientific value of the research. The latter is actually part of the NIH grant review process.

AAALAC is impartial in the sense that it provides independent feedback about animal care to institutions.