How to Help

Help Shut Down Santa Cruz Biotechnology


The Santa Cruz Biotechnology (SCBT) animal research facility has too long a history of alleged and actual Animal Welfare Act (AWA) violations resulting in needless additional pain for animals already suffering in labs. NEAVS and our supporters have for years consistently called on the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), charged with enforcing the AWA, to revoke the lab’s license. But business continues as usual. Learn more.

Now, the USDA is finally threatening to suspend or revoke SCBT’s dealer license. We have another chance to make our voices heard and to help these animals.

What You Can Do

Email U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today and ask the USDA to revoke SCBT’s license for its unacceptable and inhumane practices, and to impose the maximum fine.


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Revoke Santa Cruz Biotechnology's license for repeated Animal Welfare Act violations

Dear [Decision Maker],

I appreciate the dedication of the USDA in inspecting Santa Cruz Biotechnology and identifying violations of the Animal Welfare Act. The sheer number as well as the seriousness of these incidents are unacceptable. Real consequences for SCBT's blatant disregard for animal suffering as well as their disrespect for the USDA and federal law are long overdue.

Additional small fines and slaps on the wrist will not convince SCBT to improve its animal welfare standards, nor its willingness to honestly respond to USDA inspections. The time has come for the USDA to close SCBT's doors. This will send the message that USDA's mandate under federal law to protect animals in labs must be taken seriously.

Thank you for your consideration.

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]


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