Florida Universities Want to Remove Animal Researchers' Names From Public Records Requests
FLORIDA - The decision now sits in the Governor's hands over whether or not to keep animal researchers' names from public records requests.
This, after University of Florida leaders say their animal researchers have been harassed by animal rights groups for years.
The bill states researchers have been in fear for their safety after being contacted by groups.
Representatives from the University say removing employee names from public records requests would also help with recruitment.
Janine Sikes, University of Florida: "we need to be able to recruit people who want to come to Florida and we need to be able to keep the ones that we have we need to protect them from this harassment that they have been facing in recent years."
But this doesn't just affect the University of Florida - leaders say the other research universities in the state are also on board to pass the new legislation.
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