This is a simple question with a startlingly large array of answers. In my view, the federal government has helped to assure unfettered animal abuse by passage of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act ["AETA"], which (also in my view) makes "terrorists" of animal rights activists and has resulted in the imprisonment, for several years, of some very committed activists who (also in my view) committed what, absent the AETA, would be considered very minor infractions.
Issues concerning the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act are really quite fascinating, and little-known. If you want your research project to focus on "feel-good" things the government has done, then forget about AETA. If, insead, you want to focus your research project on issues concerning AETA, I can put you in touch with some of the leaders in the fight to repeal the law.
Good luck to you.
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Depends on the focus of your research. Google is your friend.
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