Source:197Chris Adams, Joel Engelhardt, Anna Schecter
Affiliation:McClatchy Newspapers, The Palm Beach Post, ABC News
This panel will provide two real-life examples of investigations into the care, neglect and sometime abuse of animals. At "The Palm Beach Post," reporters used a little-known form filed for every animal brought into Florida to show that thousands of puppies sold in cribs at upscale pet stores actually came from out-of-state mass breeders, many with a history of abuse. At the McClatchy Washington bureau, a reporter reviewed tens of thousands of chimpanzee medical records to document the long-term mental and physical impact of medical research on the animals - and detailed the evolving controversy about whether such research is scientifically beneficial.