USDA inspection reports on "The Farm": dead hamsters, thirsty rabbits and lonely monkeys
November 25, 2009 at 2:22PM
In two of the past four years, UNC's Resource Research Facility, also known as "The Farm," has been cited by the federal government for failing to provide adequate socialization for three squirrel monkeys, failing to provide enough drinking water for rabbits and for failing to remove dead hamsters from cages. The violations occurred in 2005 and 2007; they were corrected. The Farm is a holding facility in rural Orange County for animals undergoing experiments on UNC's Main Campus or at its Francis Owen Blood Research Lab in Carrboro. The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service conducts annual inspections of animal research facilities to ensure they comply with federal standards of humane care and treatment of animals.