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116-Year-Old Law; New revision would pose no threat to animal research

OTTAWA - After years of fighting federal bills to toughen animal cruelty laws, academia is putting its support behind a version that universities say would not pose a threat to legitimate animal research.

The House of Commons justice committee is wrapping up public hearings on the latest incarnation following a decade of several failed attempts to rewrite a 116-year-old law that made it a crime to abuse animals.

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, the national umbrella group for post-secondary institutions, says it no longer fears that an anti-cruelty bill would make potential criminals out of researchers who are trying to conduct ethical animal-based testing....

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