Animal-rights group sues federal agency

July 17, 1992

Rockville-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) filed a federal lawsuit yesterday against the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in an attempt to force the agency to release records of tests conducted on animals in a head-injury study.

PETA, in the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, is requesting copies of documents from the study, being conducted at the University of Pennsylvania with a $523,185 grant from NIH.

PETA says the documents will provide more information on the methods used to inflict the injuries.

NIH officials would not comment on the lawsuit.

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