Help Release Chimps from Medical Research

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Leona Helmsley's Fortune Goes to Medical Research

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Over $100 million went to medical research while about $1 million went to animal welfare causes. But a group of trustees got together, determined she was mentally unfit at the time, and decided to “responsibly” donate to medical research instead. It’s more money for medical research. I wonder how much of this wonderful research will involve animal experimentation, the absolute anti-animal welfare cause.

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Class "B" Animals Sold for Medical Research

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In the shadow of a $5 million-dollar grant given to Oklahoma State’s renowned veterinary school and then rescinded due to allegations of abusive and cruel animal research practices, Oklahoma State University Philosophy Club and Friends of the Forms will host animal activist Chris DeRose. DeRose will address the use of “Class B” animals in veterinary schools and research labs. Tags: animal experimentation animal cruelty medical research

Is Medical Research on Animals REALLY the Only Way?

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Here's my response on medical research in general. I recently had a discussion about medical research using animals. This story on HIV research is one example. Many people feel very uncomfortable with animal testing, even scientists I think, which is why they often get so emotional and defensive about their research. Tags: animal experimentation medical research monkeys

European Union Screws Apes Used in Medical Research

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Here are the results of the EU flirtation with restricting research on primates. Researchers can continue most experiments on mankind's closest relatives -- chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans -- after European Union lawmakers watered down proposals to restrict testing. The European Parliament said its members had rejected that part of the proposal as it would hinder research into some forms of cancer, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease.

Poet Laureate of California Questions Animal Testing

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Animals Before Embryos?

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World Week for Animals in Laboratories is April 16-26

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Support the Great Ape Protection Act

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Elizabeth Kucinich and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

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She's the new Director of Public Affairs and she's already started lobbying for the Great Ape Protection Act, which would phase out invasive medical research on chimpanzees. Tags: chimpanzees activism apes medical research us For you international readers, she's Dennis Kucinich's wife. He's a US Congressman who has run for President twice.).

Profile of "Pro-Test"

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Here's a scathing overview in Primate Freedom of the new organization "Pro-Test," an organization of animal researchers who want to advocate for their work. Tags: animal research medical ethics medical research Long and impressive expose.

Oklahoma Editorial About "Rising Animal Rights Terrorism"

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This editorial in the web version of the Oklahoman denounces animal rights terrorism; however, it finishes off by supporting medical research on animals. But they do try to cover themselves by pointing out they oppose cosmetics research.). Tags: animal rights medical research What about the terror and violence involved in that?

USDA Investigating Clemson University

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The investigation is related to the Animal Welfare Act and Clemson's research activities, but no details are available at this time. Tags: universities animal experimentation animal research USDA medical research

Some History on the New Iberia Research Center

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Here's some background on the New Iberia Research Center, target of the Humane Society investigation showing alleged chimpanzee abuse. Tags: chimpanzees animal experimentation humane society new iberia research center medical research us

Rumors Circulate over Cancellation of Anthrax Project

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Research supporters are going crazy over Oklahoma State University stopping anthrax testing on baboons. Tags: universities animal research primarily primates medical research In addition to the threat of animal "extremists," they are also blaming T. Boone Pickens' wife Madeleine, whose husband is a big donor.

Animal Lab Tech Arrested in Yale Killing

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Breeders Also Supply Universities with Research Animals

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I didn't know that there were specific breeders out there producing animal subjects for medical research. According to this article, some are so bad that the University of California and the University of Cincinnati have actually decided to end their relationships with them and stop purchasing animals bred for research use. Tags: universities breeders animal experimentation USDA medical research I guess I'm living in a cave.

Defending Laboratory Rats

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Nice article about people who are committed to defending "lab rats" used for medical research. You see people shut down if you talk about how a rat can suffer," says Chad Sandusky, director of toxicology and research at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a group that fights for animal rights and advocates vegetarianism. Tags: rats animal experimentation laboratories medical research

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It's Tough to Report about OHSU's Primate Lab

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PETA Protests Military's Testing on Pigs

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Some Groups that Still Support Animal Research

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From PETA's Animal Times (I tore out the page and there's no date anymore.but it was 2009). Komen Foundation *British Heart Foundation *World Cancer Research Fund I can't tell you all what I do for a living because it's kind of sensitive, but let's just say that my unit has had dealings with Susan G. Tags: animal research medical research The US Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association *March of Dimes *American Heart Association *Susan G.

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Malaysian Firm to Establish New Animal Testing Facility

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Will Animal Research Ever End?

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Some scientists say it could end in a generation if we pursue the creation of "virtual humans" and living cell banks as research replacements. Tags: animal experimentation animal research medical research science I think we could change things even sooner, but I just don't see the will or the interest in most of the scientific community. I just don't understand why.

Vivisection is Up There with Waterboarding

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University of Louisiana Plays Defense on Primate Research

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They are at least admitting there are problems with standard operating procedures at New Iberia Research Center. Tags: animal cruelty exper new iberia research center primates medical research Officials claim to be taking steps to correct certain problems. Maybe. This web page also has a video with a tour of the facility, conducted by center staff.

Government Grants for Animal Research

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If you really want to ruin your day, visit this web page with a list of government grants involving animal research. It has a list of grant applications, researchers and details on the actual studies. Tags: animal experimentation animal research military medical research us Not pretty.

UK Records Increase in Animal Testing

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The increase marks the greatest leap in animal use in medical research since 1986, when the government introduced new auditing procedures. The growth in animal experiments reflects an expansion in biomedical research in Britain and is driven by advances in genetics and the development of new drugs that must be tested rigorously in monkeys before they are allowed to be given to humans. Tags: animal experimentation UK drug companies medical research biotech

Northwestern University NOT Signing HSUS Pledge to Prevent Pain in Lab Animals

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The Humane Society began a campaign in March 2008 to get 600 university presidents to sign a pledge to prevent severe pain and distress in animals used in research. Tags: university research animal experimentation humane society medical research animal resear So far only 37 presidents have signed it. HSUS is now attempting to reach students through Facebook. Here's a campus article about Northwestern University , one of the schools that have NOT signed.

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Now I'm Really Annoyed

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The AALAS Foundation has teamed up with the Whyville Web site to launch the Community Animal Research Environment (CARE), a series of educational games in a virtual laboratory. This virtual reality public outreach project, is designed to teach teens and pre-teens how animals help scientists in research - and how research, in turn, benefits animals. Talk about an unholy alliance.beef and medical research.

Jane Goodall Quote on New Iberia Research Center

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The screaming I heard when chimpanzees were being forced to move toward the dreaded needle in the squeeze cages was, for me, absolutely horrifying.” - Dr. Jane Goodall responding to the Nightline special detailing the mistreatment of hundreds of chimpanzees and other primates at New Iberia Research Center. Tags: chimpanzees new iberia research center primates medical research “But in no lab that I have visited have I seen so many chimpanzees exhibit such intense fear.

Two Blogs, Two Views on Experimenting on Chimps

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He is the assistant vice president for research communications in the Office of University Relations. Tags: chimpanzees medical research animal welfare This blogger, Earle Holland at Oregon State University, doesn't seem to believe the allegations coming out about the New Iberia Primate Center in Louisiana. Here's his post about it.

Animal Researchers Promote Sob Stories

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I don't support animal research and I have no sympathy for animal researchers. I would never advocate violence against a researcher. I almost quit a book club a year ago because one of the members is a proponent of medical research. All of this BS by medical researchers must be challenged. The title of this article is "Researchers to animal-rights activists: We are not afraid."

European Money Goes to Alternative Testing Research

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We're not even talking drugs or medical treatment here, we're talking stupid cosmetics. A substantial fund of EUR50 million (US$74 million) is being offered to European research teams to develop alternatives to animal testing for cosmetics and related industries. Tags: europe animal research cosmetics medical research Why is it so damn difficult to get the same kind of interest from the US government?

American Veterinary Medical Association Makes Despicable Decision

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An AVMA resolution was quietly killed this afternoon that would have revised its policy on use of random-source dogs and cats for research, testing and education. Tags: breeders animal research veterinarians animal shelters medical research avma Bastards. From Veterinary News.

A Reluctant Vivisector

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For all of you who think there are no moral quandaries to vivisection and animal research, read this. At least someone who has conducted animal research has a conscience and is willing to write about it. Read it and tell me that the end, or even the simple limitation, of animal research is nothing more than "darn government regulators! They just want to take away our rights to research!" Animal research proponents are starting to sound like the NRA nuts in the US.

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Group Pursues Investigation of US Labs

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researchers for allegedly filing fraudulent documents and performing nearly identical experimentation in violation of federal regulations, the organization said in a news release. The animal research industry is just as unregulated as Wall Street was before the current economic crisis," said Michael A. If this system is not overhauled, the next meltdown will be in research laboratories.". I predict they'll get nowhere. From UPI.

Shelter Strays Used as Lab Animals

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I thought it was an urban myth that animal shelters would actually turn over unwanted animals to laboratories for research, but apparently not. Montcalm County has taken a step towards ending its relationship with an animal research facility. The county has a contract with R&R Research in Howard City to euthanize the county's unwanted animals. In return, the company can use some of the unwanted dogs for animal research.

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Animal Researchers' Emotional Blackmail

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Here's a succinct letter to the editor that summarizes the emotional blackmail propogated by animal researchers. The million dollar ad campaign by the Foundation for Biomedical Research (“Critical research,” Nov. It is all about convincing us that a cure for everything is just around the corner as long as we keep funding their animal research gravy train. Tags: animal research drug companies medical research

People Think There Are a Ton of Chimpanzees Out There

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And, of course, if they are so severely endangered, why are so many carelessly exploited for medical experimentation? Tags: rant chimpanzees medical research endangered species The public in general has a warped understanding of chimpanzees. If you go by the media, there are a ton of them out there. They are in zoos, circuses, commercials, movies, etc. If they are members of an endangered species, why are there so many of them around? It's a bad perception problem for chimps.

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Animal Researchers Use Billboards to Promote Themselves

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The "brave" animal researchers are taking their argument to the public and bypassing animal right activists. a billboard funded by the Foundation for Biomedical Research. Thanks to animal research, you won't." I for one welcome them coming out of the woodwork and forcing animal research into the public forum. Let's discuss the research. If we can't outlaw the practice, perhaps researchers will become more transparent.

A Trip to an Animal Lab

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In a brief tour of a particular biotech research company, I was taken to the animal lab. But when I got closer, I read, "Animal research opens minds." This adorable poster that draws you in to the sweet faces of these animals basically proclaims that it is a good thing to use their bodies for medical research, which almost always leads to pain and death. Tags: animal experimentation mice Guinea Pigs medical research biotech Well, kind of.

Unacceptable Trade in Primate Research Animals

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Here's a post on the Red, Green and Blue blog about the unspeakable trade in macaque monkeys as research subjects. Tags: animal experimentation animal research primates medical research I'm so glad I have this blog and other web outlets to highlight these kinds of stories. If not for these outlets, I would have to sit in a slow simmer as none of my "friends" can handle or understand the outrage. I think they just want to live in happy denial.

Settlement Forces Animal Research Facilities to Disclose More

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Animal research facilities will be required to disclosee more information online about their experiments under a court settlement signed Wednesday by the Humane Society of the United States and the Agriculture Department. Tags: animal experimentation animal research humane society USDA medical research This would be awesome. Now, I know it doesn't solve everything, but it's another chink in the armor. I worry it won't pass the DC district court for some wacky reason.