Why Would a Biotech Company Keep a Secret Herd of Goats?

Published: Jan 16, 2013

Two animal rights organizations are renewing their calls for the federal government to crack down on a Santa Cruz company that has repeatedly violated the animal welfare act and is suspected of misleading federal officials. Federal officials have found animal welfare violations at Santa Cruz Biotechnology in numerous inspections that occurred from July 2007 to May 2012. Despite the violations, the company has continued to offend, the groups say. U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors also allege that Santa Cruz Biotechnology failed to report 841 goats to the agency and lied about their existence.

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