Animal Research Scientists Sponsor Billboards

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How many of these experiments are even necessary? animal researchWell, you know how they are.going for the emotion and oversimplifying the issue. Certainly not showing what they do, how they are funded and how the licensing of their "altruistic" work nets them a tidy sum. This billboard poses the issue as an either/or.save the child or the rat. Bullshit. It's not that simple. How many of them are of the quality of checking to see whether junk food makes someone fat? Please.

NASA Suspends Radiation Experiments

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For more than a year, we have worked to block NASA’s planned radiation experiments on live squirrel monkeys. We have just learned that the experiments have been cancelled. NASA has also announced its intention to “undertake a comprehensive review of the agency's current research and technology development plans to see how they align with the President's plan for human spaceflight,” the findings of which “will inform [its] decision making moving forward.”

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EU Bans Use of Great Apes in Animal Research

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Europe banned the use of great apes in animal testing Wednesday as part of drastically tightened rules to scale back the number of animals used in scientific research. After two years of heated debate on how to protect animal welfare without scuppering scientific research, the new limits, updating regulations from 1986, were adopted by the European Parliament despite objections from Green MEPs. Some may disagree, but I think this is a huge victory.

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Welsh Report Shows Increased Animal Research at Cardiff University

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Here's an article about an increase in animal experiments at Cardiff University in Wales. According to a Wales on Sunday investigation, the number of animals used at Cardiff has risen by 13 percent since 2006. In four years it experimented on 157,839 mice, 17,324 rats, 11,096 fish, 1,941 birds, 1,253 guinea pigs, 933 pigeons, 884 frogs, 207 cats, 54 rabbits and 18 tree shrews from the tropics of south-east Asia.

Tensions Mount over University of Florida Animal Research

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Not sure I agree with posting the researcher's photo. Wonder if that could get activists into trouble under AETA (Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.) Animal rights activists are targeting a University of Florida researcher for his role in experiments on primates — even though he says he doesn't personally conduct animal research. website, where she posted the researcher's address and a picture of his home. Things are getting a little tense.

Gross Monkey Experiment

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Thirty minutes after each gel application, the animals were exposed to SHIV, for a total of 14 "challenges." A fourth animal received a placebo gel in the same manner. Tags: animal research macaque Now this is pretty gross. I understand it's for HIV prevention, but still. testing a vaginal gel on monkeys. Disturbing. The gel was applied vaginally to three pigtailed macaques twice a week for seven weeks.

PETA to Run Billboards Against the University of Washington's Animal Research

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I live in Seattle and, while I don't always agree with PETA, I hate the UW's animal research practices. I don't believe these animals get the quality of care they deserve for the suffering they undergo. If you "humanize" the animal and grow attached, how can you conduct experiments on it? animal research University of Washington primates PETAYou have to objectify them and they suffer for it. I'm glad PETA is drawing attention to this issue.

West Virginia University to Build Animal Research Lab

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million dollar research lab. It will house rodents for use in experiments. And research for drug development, which means more MONEY and JOBS! Setting up experiments to try and develop new insights that would be even before the drug development phase. The new facility is expected to result in 253 additional permanent jobs on the WVU campus, including 13 directly in the animal quarters and 240 in biomedical research laboratories around the Health Sciences Center.

Animal Research Grants a Waste of Taxpayer Money

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President Obama promised to eliminate wasteful government spending; funding for animal research is one area that is overdue for reform. Each year, millions of cats, dogs, non-human primates and other animals suffer and die in research laboratories. World Week for Animals in Laboratories (April 17-24) exposes their plight and the broken federal research funding system that perpetuates outdated animal experiments at the expense of modern and more humane technologies.

NASA May End Monkey Radiation Experiments

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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.

Read an Analysis of Slate's Animal Research Series

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Animal Person , someone who is clearly smarter than me, has a great analysis about the recent "Pepper" series in Slate about animal research. At least he didn't try to make me feel happy or warm and fuzzy about animal research. I think that people who are pro-animal research would come away with something to ponder, definitely the sense that this is not a pretty or sanitized practice.

Protest To Stop Pointless Radiation Experiments

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PETA organized protests to stop these stupid radiation experiments on spider monkeys. Tags: animal research Stupid primates NASA The purpose is to determine how astronauts would fare on the way to Mars. To Mars? We can't even get out of Afghanistan and we're going to Mars. Next year? Give me an effing break.

Ghoulish Primate Experiment in South Africa

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Johannesburg - A Bloemfontein man received a criminal record on Friday for a "backyard experiment" on a pregnant monkey, the NSPCA said. He had severed her spinal cord to paralyse her for a "backyard experiment. Kotze said Jordaan had apparently doing "stem cell research" to help people walk again after a friend of his had been paralysed in an accident. He was not prepared to do so and said he would continue the research on his own, Kotze said. Warning!

Millions of Animals Used in EU Experiments

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Around 12 million animals are used each year in the European Union (EU) for research purposes. This became clear from a report addressed at the European Parliament (EP) session on May 5–7, which seeks to vote on a directive concerning animal research. If the directive is approved, the number of animals used for experiments will be limited, and the animals’ welfare will be improved in accordance with ethical principles of the EU concerning animals.

RSPCA Collects 68,000 Signatures Supporting an End to Animal Research

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I really believe the more people learn about what research animals go through, the more common decency becomes a factor. But how many animal research supporters (non-scientists) actually step into a room and observe an experiment? How many of them actually see these animals in the labs? The RSPCA collected these signatures leading up to the the 7th World Congress on Alternatives & Animal Use in the Life Sciences in Rome.

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Two Examples of Mice Experiments - Valid or Not?

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I came across these stories about two different medical experiments using mice. In this experiment, scientists tested whether lighting can cause depression. Aren't there better things to research? Whether intentionally or not, the title of the article catches the frivolity of the research."Don't Here's another experiment using mice to determine whether stress and chemicals in plastic is leading to messed up male genitals and, therefore, infertility.

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Support the Great Ape Protection Act

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End the use of chimpanzees in animal experiments. Tags: chimpanzees animal experimentation animal research animal cruelty medical research It's unconscionable.

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PETA Suing Utah County

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They're trying to get documentation regarding the 100 dogs and cats sold to the University of Utah for medical experiments. Tags: animal research

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Increase in Dutch Animal Testing

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Dutch researchers carried out 592,665 experiments on animals last year, a 2.5% More than half the experiments were carried out for academic research and one third of those were for medical research. Tags: animal research Netherlands From the DutchNews.nl. increase on 2008, government inspectors said on Friday.

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Anti-Vivisection Activists Address Scottish Parliament

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Scotland for Animals have arranged for two of the worlds leading experts on non-animal research to speak at the Scottish Parliament {on October 5}. Dr Ray Greek, President of Americans for Medical Advancement and consultant Dr Andre Menache will be joining the animal charity in asking MSP's and the Scottish Government to take urgent action to end the use of animals in experiments. Tags: UK scotland animal research vivisection

Ex NASA Employee Joins PETA Protest

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April Jean Evans was a NASA engineer, but resigned her position in protest over radiation experiments on monkeys. She's living with her brother now and falling into debt, but she is dedicated to working with PETA and other organizations to try to ban primates in experiments. It was a PETA protest outside her work location that alerted her to the experiments in the first place.showing that any action in defense of animals may have impacts on people that we don't even realize.

How Much Animal Testing in Australia?

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Australian Association for Humane Research says that Australia experiments on more animals per capita than the European Union, the UK and New Zealand. Tags: australia animal experimentation animal research They are trying to get figures for the Northern Territory.

Help the Almagordo Chimpanzees

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Since 2001, chimpanzees have been housed at APF, where they cannot be used for research. However, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) plans to move the chimpanzees—many of them at least 30 years old—to the Southwest National Primate Research Facility in San Antonio, Texas, where they can be used in painful, invasive experiments.". Tags: chimpanzees animal research primates National Institutes of Health new mexico

Tests Involving the Burial of LIVE PIGS Are Halted

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An experiment in which anesthetized pigs were buried alive in snow to learn how humans live or die in avalanches was halted today in Austria after animal-rights groups denounced the research as cruel and useless. The two-week experiment involving 29 pigs began Tuesday in the Western Austrian Alps. Some animals were being buried completely and suffocated, while others were covered up to their necks to freeze to death. "It

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Harvard Medical School Facility Accused of Improper Research Reporting

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Again, work by SAEN (Stop Animal Exploitation Now.) An Ohio-based animal rights organization has filed a complaint against Harvard Medical School, alleging that the school's New England Primate Research Center in Southborough did not properly report its experiments on animals. Department of Agriculture, which enforces the Animal Welfare Act. Sounds awful. From the MetroWest Daily News.

Write to Your Congressional Representatives to Help the Almagordo Chimps

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These highly intelligent animals should be PERMANENTLY retired and a PERMANENT sanctuary created for them. This is a matter of human compassion to prevent the further suffering of animals that have already served this species in prior experiments. Sincerely, Tags: chimpanzees animal research almagordo primates new mexico Here is the text we sent to Congressman Jim McDermott and Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray.

Now I'm Really Annoyed

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Here's a site for kids to program them to become "the next generation of laboratory animal science professionals." the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Foundation. Experimenting on animals is fun and it helps everyone.even animals! 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.

New Mexico Governor Opposes Chimp Transfer

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Bill Richardson is asking to tour a former medical research lab in southern New Mexico that houses more than 200 chimpanzees. The animals can be used again for medical experiments if transferred to the Southwest National Primate Research Center in San Antonio, Texas. Tags: chimpanzees animal research animal laboratories Texas new mexico From the AP.

Beagles Rescued from Bankrupt Lab

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One hundred and twenty beagles who faced lifetimes being used in medical research experiments have been freed — just in time for the Fourth of July weekend. On Friday, the beagles — owned by a research facility in New Jersey whose parent pharmaceutical company went into bankruptcy — were released to the care of animal rescue groups that, after socializing them, hope to adopt them out as family pets. Good news! From ohmidog! a site for dog lovers.

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Malaysian Official Says God Made Animals for Testing

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A Malaysian government official defended an Indian company's plans to build an animal testing medicine lab in his state, saying Monday that God created monkeys and rats for experiments to benefit humans. The activists say Malaysia has no regulations on animal research, which could lead to test subjects being abused. But Malacca Chief Minister Mohamad Ali Rustam said the lab had received state approval, and animal testing was necessary to make drugs.

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Another Research Company Accused of Animal Mistreatment

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Animal welfare watchdog group, Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN), has released documents which, it claims, provide evidence that CRO MPI Research has been operating in violation of the US Animal Welfare Act. An Animal Welfare Concern Report, which appears to have been written by an MPI Research employee in 2004, describes the ‘ongoing incidences of lacerated fingers, toes and tails that occur during the removal of animals from the home cages for study functions’.

Animal Testing Debate Continues in New South Wales

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This particular animal research controversy is occurring in New South Wales (Australia). Welfare groups are calling for an urgent public debate on animal testing amid claims millions of creatures are being killed or maimed every year in Australia in the name of science. New figures published by the NSW government's advisory body, the Animal Research Review Panel, show the number of animals killed in NSW experiments rose by more than 1,000 to 8,813 during 2006-2007.

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Vast Majority of Medical Schools Do NOT Use Animals To Teach Surgery

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Only one of the interesting points in this opinion piece on animal research by Lee Schneider on the Huffington Post. Only three accredited medical schools in the whole country use animals to teach surgery. Dr. Pippin told me there's a good reason all the other 150-plus medical schools in the country don't use animals in surgical education: There are better ways to teach surgery. Surgical simulators and supervised operating room experience work just fine.

Chimpanzees Mourn Their Dead?

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This is because they quote some guy from the USC Jane Goodall Research Center who throws doubt on the premise. It makes it even harder to subject chimps to experiments if you keep discovering these human similarities. Tags: chimpanzees jane goodall animal research A couple of studies imply that chimpanzees may mourn their dead. I believe they do. I believe that great apes do have that capacity.

Humane Society Cites Abuses at University of Minnesota

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I don't care if they're supposedly working for altruistic purposes (they're not, but that's another story), they are allowing animals to suffer through negligent care separate from the excruciating experiments they must still undergo. Media-Newswire.com) - The Humane Society of the United States has obtained government reports showing that the University of Minnesota has violated federal standards of care for animals in laboratories. All this stuff makes me sick.

Groups Seek Charges in Sheep Decompression Tests

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PETA and the Alliance for Animals are asking for charges to be filed against the University of Wisconsin at Madison. It is illegal in Wisconsin to kill an animal by means of decompression. The university stopped conducting the experiments last fall when it learned that it may have been violating state law, said Eric Sandgren, who oversees animal research at UW-Madison. Tags: animal research sheep PETA university of madison-wisconsin

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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. The Humane Society wants 9 chimps that are not being "used" as part of experiments to be released to a sanctuary. I just love the language used by the Research Center's spokesperson. {Dr. The animals have not been and are not currently being accessed for biomedical research,” Rowell said."

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Utah's Shelters Providing Strays to Labs for Research

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Scores of abandoned dogs, cats and livestock from Utah animal shelters become subjects of laboratory research at the University of Utah each year. That's because of a little-known state law that requires government-run pounds to turn animals over to researchers if asked. The practice gained wider publicity after the animal rights group PETA said earlier this month that 1 of its agents spent eight months working undercover at University of Utah research facilities.

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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.

Key AETA Supporter Suspended Over Animal Welfare

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Michelle Basso was a researcher at the University of Wisconsin who worked with primates. She testified in favor of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act in front of the House Judiciary Committee. Now, she's been suspended from working with animals. From Current.com She was recently suspended from working with animals, a “rare move prompted by what officials called a ‘clear pattern’ of problems with animal welfare.”

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PETA Busts University of Utah Research Lab

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An undercover PETA investigator shot hours of footage of alleged mistreatment of animals. s vice president for research. It's a remarkably banal list of ordinary events in an animal-care facility." Failed to ensure that experiments minimized discomfort, distress and pain to the animals. In one case, up to 17 kittens from three litters died or were euthanized -- with no experiment data generated -- after injections to induce hydrocephalus.

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Question Everything.Including Scientists

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I occasionally read Scienceblog when there is mention of animal research issues. It's a site that, according to its own description, is half reader blogs and half press releases from research institutions. Here's the first of an apparent series by a blogger on why we need to do animal testing.part 1 - drug discovery!!! I'm not going into why I do not support animal research. Testing drugs on animal is unpleasant.

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