University of Nevada fined
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, June 2005:
RENO–Substantiating complaints filed by University of Nevada
at Reno associate professor Hussein S. Hussein, the USDA Animal &
Plant Health Inspection Service in May 2005 cited the university for
46 violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act allegedly committed
between May 25, 2004 and March 21, 2005.
The university agreed to pay fines totaling $11,400 to avoid
going to court.
“The violations included repeatedly leaving 10 research pigs
without adequate water between May and September and improperly
housing the same pigs, frequent poor sanitation of animal care
facilities, lack of veterinary care, improper oversight of research
activities, failing to investigate complaints of animal neglect and
poor record keeping, and failing to properly train university farm
employees,” wrote Frank X. Mullen Jr. of the Reno Gazette-Journal.
Mullen made the case public in a December 2004 three-part
investigative series, after the university pursued disciplinary
action against Hussein. A faculty panel in April 2005 held that the
charges against Hussein were without merit.