Evolve or perish?

Last week, a physician and former state health secretary in Maryland filed a complaint with the Baltimore State’s Attorneys Office accusing Johns Hopkins University of animal cruelty from the use of live animals in training medical students. In an article in The Baltimore Sun, Dr. Martin Wasserman and his wife Barbara, both alumni of the […]

Federal report exposes weaknesses in B dealer oversight by USDA

In a report just issued by the Government Accountability Office, GAO analyzed U.S. Department of Agriculture’s oversight on dealers and the costs of the oversight. GAO reviewed inspection reports for fiscal years 2007 through 2009 which contained 54 violations out of 156 inspection reports, with 7 of the 9 dealers having at least one violation. […]

Michigan Pound Seizure

Last Wednesday, I testified before the Michigan Senate Committee on Economic Development and Regulatory Reform in support of HB 4663 (Koda’s Bill) which I authored. Although the bill was amended in the House to ensure passage and does not provide a full pound seizure ban, it does ban pound seizure by USDA Class B dealers […]