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

Biomedical Foundation Launches Campaign to Show Animal Research is Grrrrrrreat!

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The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) announced today it has launched a one-year national animal research education campaign. Since 2004, public support for humane animal research to advance human and animal health has fallen 10 points. The ResearchSaves campaign is designed to counter this drop in public support for biomedical research. "As Tags: animal research corporate lies medical research biotech

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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.

West Virginia University to Build Animal Research Lab

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million dollar research lab. And research for drug development, which means more MONEY and JOBS! It would be looking at biomedical or cellular mechanisms that are changed, for example in heart disease, and get insights into what might be a target for drug development.”.The Tags: west virginia university animal research Obama tax dollars us Thanks to your tax dollars, federal stimulus money is being used to build a $14.5

Investigation Demanded for Southwest Lab

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Stop Animal Exploitation Now! SAEN) is calling for an investigation of Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in San Antonio, TX. Tags: animal research primates Texas SAEN says previous USDA reports revealed primates have died at the Texas lab from dehydration and hypothermia, while others have simply been "found dead" -- possibly without veterinary care -- after suffering from serious disease conditions that include temperatures up to 105 degrees.

Good News for the Alamagordo Chimps!

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This gives animal rights activists some time to prepare further defense of the animals. Bill Richardson on Thursday the chimps will not be transferred to a San Antonio, Texas, facility until the National Academy of Sciences reviews policies on using chimpanzees in biomedical research. The NIH proposed sending them to Texas to be used in research aimed at finding a hepatitis C vaccine. Animal welfare activists protested the transfer.

Humane Society Calls for Refuge for 9 Chimps

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These chimps are currently at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s New Iberia Research Center. Videos showed mistreatment of the lab animals. I just love the language used by the Research Center's spokesperson. {Dr. Jeff Rowell, NIRC director, in an e-mail Wednesday} "said the nine remaining animals are being housed as a family group at the center with access to indoor-outdoor caging.

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Scientist Advocacy Group Oppose Some Animal Testing

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I found a link to them on ANIMAL's blog (ANIMAL is a Portuguese animal rights group.) These scientists are NOT an animal rights group. They do support some animal-based studies (which sucks); HOWEVER, they acknowledge that much animal research is useless. Remember animal research doesn't just create reports, it creates CAREERS as well.) Tags: animal research Here's a group I've never heard of.

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 EU's executive Commission last year proposed a range of measures to improve the welfare of the 12 million vertebrate animals used in experiments each year, mostly mice and rats.

Southwest Primate Center "Celebrates" 10 Years

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This place is celebrating its 10th year with ground-breaking research into what makes us all fat. Comuzzie, a nationally prominent obesity researcher and geneticist at Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, recently induced metabolic syndrome — risk factors associated with the human epidemic of diabetes and heart disease — by making the baboons' high-fat diet tastier and adding a sweet drink flavored with high-fructose corn syrup.

Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

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Beloved family pet Dalmatian, Pepper, is stolen, and after several weeks of searching is discovered to have been experimented on at a hospital and died on the table when researchers tried to implant her with an experimental cardiac pacemaker. You can buy some extra time by presoaking the animal in a basin of ice water.)" He writes, "The dog remained a vital tool in biomedical research for more than 300 years and was the vehicle for a remarkable run of medical breakthroughs.".