Exclusive-U.S. probe of beagle breeder Envigo scrutinizes top animal welfare officials’ inaction

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By Sarah N. Lynch and Rachael Levy WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top animal welfare officials at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) were subpoenaed last year by a federal grand jury seeking to establish why they took no action against animal research breeder Envigo, despite repeatedly documenting the mistreatment of thousands of beagles, according to several people familiar with the matter. A deputy administrator of the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Dr. Elizabeth Goldentyer, and its animal welfare operations director, Dr. Robert Gibbens, were ordered to appear befo…

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