Reporting An Animal Welfare Concern
CSU East Bay is committed to the humane use of live vertebrate animals in research and teaching as well as protecting the rights of individuals who report animal welfare concerns.
The University’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is required by law to investigate reports of suspected animal neglect, abuse or mistreatment. If you observe or suspect animal neglect, abuse, or mistreatment, or non-compliance with federal, state, or local regulations, or non-compliance with an approved protocol, please report the incident. The IACUC will investigate and evaluate concerns raised by anyone regarding the care and use of animals at the University.
Animal welfare concerns should be reported to:
Nina Hahn, DVM
Michael Hedrick, PhD
CSU East Bay IACUC
All calls and reports may be made anonymously.
The Federal Animal Welfare Act prohibits the discrimination or reprisal against any person reporting a violation of animal welfare regulations or standards. The Animal Welfare Act Regulations provide that “No facility employee, Committee member, or laboratory personnel shall be discriminated against or be subject to any reprisal for reporting violations of any regulations or standards under the Act.” (9 CFR § 2.32(c)(4)).
CSU East Bay also prohibits discrimination or retaliation against individuals who, in good faith, report concerns.