Santa Cruz Biotechnology, the second largest supplier of antibodies on a global scale, has a rich history of atrocious animal welfare standards at its central California ranch. The firm houses thousands of goats and rabbits, from which it harvests antibodies for use in testing laboratories. However, during the facility’s latest federal inspection by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), officials found no animal-welfare violations … it also found no animals!
According to reports, all 2,471 rabbits and 3,202 goats mysteriously vanished from the facility, just in time for its latest inspection. This is all while the biotech company prepares to testify in USDA hearings on multiple animal-welfare violations, which include abysmal lack of veterinary care of the facility’s goats.
A History of Animal Neglect
Santa Cruz Biotechnology is currently the subject of three USDA complaints, mainly stemming from evidence that the company severely mistreated its animals. According to The…
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