Meredith Wadman: No excuse for cruelty to goats raised for medical research

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In the first hearing its kind in 24 years, a California research company is currently before a judge in Washington, D.C. trying to account for its alleged violations of the Animal Welfare Act.The animals involved are some 5,500 goats used as living antibody-production factories. Santa Cruz Biotechnology keeps its herd in San Luis Obispo County. The scenery is lovely; the goats' living conditions often miserable.

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Meredith Wadman is the author of The Vaccine Race, about a unique group of cells that are widely used in scientific research and for making vaccines that have immunized hundreds of millions of people. She was a New America fellow in 2015.