The original story detailed disturbing animal welfare practices, including pigs being crushed by their mothers, cows giving birth to deformed calves and the frequent and gory deaths of young lambs birthed by a new strain of "easy-care" sheep. The center has housed more than 580,000 animals in the past 30 years.
The op-ed ends with a plea to Congress, which established the center 50 years ago.
It should oversee it and reform it - or shut it down.
Read the full New York Times op-ed here.