335.999 Biomedical Research and Animal Activism
The Colorado Medical Society (CMS) supports the establishment of a uniform method to assure a prompt, unbiased review by scientific peers of federally funded research projects before grant or contract monies can be withheld from any investigator or institution. The CMS opposes legislation that inappropriately restricts the choice of scientific animal models used in research. The CMS supports the Facilities Protection Act (S-544 and HR-2407), which makes it a federal crime and similar legislation at state levels to make it a felony to trespass and/or destroy laboratory areas where biomedical research is conducted. The CMS supports education of the public and policy makers regarding the need for medical research.
(RES-65, AM 1991; Reaffirmed, BOD-1, AM 2014)