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

Student Researcher Says "Hooray for Animal Research"

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Freeman says that the most difficult thing he has encountered so far in his research comes not from the lab, but from people’s attitudes about animal testing. He said this research, along with other research that could vastly improve human quality of life, could absolutely not be done without animal testing, and wishes more people understood that “animal research is not cruel or inhumane, it benefits us all.” Does it benefit the animals?

More Criticism of Animal Research

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More criticism of the quality of animal research. Here is the Editor of "New Scientist" who suppports animal research, BUT he points out the terrible quality of the research and reliability of the results. It really hurts the scientific community's arguments that animal research saves lives. Sounds like some researchers are just making a ton of money off this thing. How come so much animal research is second-rate?

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.

Yale Animal Researchers Complain About Paperwork

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Yale animal researchers complain that all these darn regulations for animal welfare are creating too much paperwork. Tags: Yale animal research Oh waaaaa! insert crying baby here).

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.

The BS of Animal Research

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People who support animal research cloak themselves in altruism. They are only researching on animals because they "put people first." Tags: animal research I like this post on Primate Freedom. Here's part of my response (I'd been thinking about posting these thoughts recently anyway.).People That's a lie. They are putting their patents, royalties and tenure first. Another tactic is to make opponents out to be traitors to our own species.

Animal Researchers Promote Sob Stories

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I don't support animal research and I have no sympathy for animal researchers. I don't believe they want an honest dialogue about what they are doing to animals. I don't believe they are "brave" for "standing up" to animal rights activists. I think they are clever cowards who use extremists to hide their work and to obfuscate the truth about what they do to animals and whether it is truly necessary.

Research Animals Rescued from North Carolina Lab

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An enormous victory was achieved for animals this week when nearly 200 dogs and 54 cats were rescued from a North Carolina animal testing facility that closed its doors after an undercover investigation revealed apparent abuse of the animals by workers at the facility. Quick work on the part of the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), in partnership with the Humane Society of the U.S.

University of British Columbia Has Extensive Animal Research Program

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The writer is from Stop UBC Animal Research, so there is a bias. Tags: canada british columbia animal research But, still, an informative overview.

PETA Leads Anti-Animal Research Protest at University of Utah

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This protest comes after an undercover PETA investigator collected evidence of alleged animal abuse in the University laboratories. Tags: animal research utah medical research PETA

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Serious Problems with Quality of Animal Research

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The writer of this Guardian article supports animal research, but admits there are many problems with the research itself. His arguments are not based on humane treatment of the animals, but whether these studies are even properly conducted. Tags: animal research I ask if these studies are not properly conducted, then why do them in the first place?

Lots of Deaths in Animal Research Facilities

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Tags: Charles River Laboratories animal research USDA Even I didn't realize how bad it was until I read this article from the Associated Press. The spotlight is on Charles River Laboratories. This article lists some of the universities and private corporations with violations.

Dane County Debates Wisconsin Animal Research

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Not sure anything will come of this, but Dane County is turning its attention to the primate research going on at University of Madison-Wisconsin. WISC-TV has learned that a public debate on the ethics of monkey research will be held on campus in March, keeping alive a touchy campus debate that's been brewing for years. Tags: animal research primates university of madison-wisconsin

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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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.

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.

Anti-Research Advocacy in Madison

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Interesting article on anti-animal research advocacy in Madison, WI. Tags: animal research medical research university of madison-wisconsin Madison is a key battleground because it is one of only 8 cities with primate centers in the country.

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.

Animal Research Booming in State of Victoria

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Animals for research purposes are coming from municipal shelters, breeders and the greyhound trade. In 2007, 394 dogs died during procedures for canine and human research. None of the animal shelters contacted by the Herald Sun have come across ex-research dogs in need of a home. RSPCA state president Dr Hugh Wirth slammed municipal pounds for being involved in the research trade.

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.

Putting a Happy Face on Utah's Animal Research Program

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PETA's undercover investigation showed some really questionable practices going on in the University of Utah's animal research program. Here, the Salt Lake Tribune tries to smooth things over by showing the "happy side, " by talking about the research subjects that end up being adopted. What if an animal doesn't make it through? Tags: animal research university of utah animal shelters

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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. So, does this mean they are getting animals from shelters instead? I guess I'm living in a cave.

What if the Public Truly Probed Animal Research Funding?

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It's in response to the arrest of Yale animal technician Raymond Clark for the murder of Annie Le, but makes some important points about animal research. Animal research is too lucrative for the university/government/pharma complex to risk macaques on YouTube and the public judging the asinine and repetitive experiments many researchers know they live on. This is a great short column by Martha Rosenberg.

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. Often the care of animals at such dealers is considered substandard.

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. Tags: universities animal experimentation UK animal research wales cardiff university

Growing Number of Scientists Question Animal Research

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The feud between animal rights activists and researchers is among the bitterest in science. But many researchers - although adamant that animal research remains critical to finding cures and expanding medical knowledge - have come to concede that using creatures as human stand-ins is unnecessary for many procedures. Plus, animals are messy, require feeding and constant care, draw protests, and, yes, can be a bit smelly.

Exposing the Pharmaceutical Industry's Interest in Animal Research

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Big pharma is also involved in promoting animal research for its own benefit. It claims that it must research on animals in order to save people, but then charges such high costs for drugs to these same people that many, even in the rich country of the US, must forego them and risk their lives. But animal research is necessary, they also claim, because there are simply no other alternatives.

AVMA Reveals Itself As Apologist for Animal Research

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They have paying members that are part of the animal research industry itself. Cleverly, they also emphasize how many "animals" are saved by animal research. Wouldn't Fluffy die without all the benefits of animal testing? Tags: animal experimentation animal research primates avma It should be no surprise that the American Veterinary Medical Association is an apologist.

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

Malaysia Approves Controversial Research Lab

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The investigation cleared the animal lab. MALAYSIA will not shut down a controversial British-funded animal testing lab after investigations showed that the animals were not exposed to torture, a senior official said on Thursday. The veterinary services department launched a probe this month after animal rights campaigners accused the Progenix Research lab based in the northern state of Penang of cruelty to animals.

Sri Lanka Attempts to Establish Animal Research Guidelines

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Last Monday (January 18, 2010), this country reached a milestone with regard to animal research when a booklet on the ‘Guidelines for Ethics Review of Research Proposals Involving Animals in Sri Lanka’, was launched at a simple ceremony held at the Colombo Medical Faculty presided over by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo, Prof. Tags: animal research sri lanka From the Sunday Times in Sri Lanka.

British Center Working On Animal Replacement in Research?

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The group is called NC3E (National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research). The NC3Rs brings together stakeholders in the 3Rs in academia, industry, government and animal welfare organisations to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas, and the translation of research findings into practice that will benefit both animals and science. We'll see. I just signed up for the e-newsletter.

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! 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. Tags: west virginia university animal research Obama tax dollars us

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.

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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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.

Help Release Chimps from Medical Research

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Tags: chimpanzees animal research animal cruelty vivisection anti-cruelty medical research Visit this site. Project R&R is a campaign of the New England Anti-Vivisection Society.

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.

More Federal Stimulus Money Used for Animal Research

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Tags: animal research Obama University of North Carolina federal stimulus It's really frustrating. Our country needs federal stimulus money and I was a big supporter of this initiative of President Obama's. But it disappoints and frustrates me to see it consistently used for purposes that I passionately oppose. To see an issue of such moral debate minimized to simply economic activity is just not right.

Activists Continue to Target UC Animal Researchers

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California recently passed a law protecting animal researchers from animal activists. These animals are denied movement and cut open for his insane, unscientific studies. All the vivisectors and anyone assisting in this sadism at UC Berkeley (researchers, post-docs) shall consider themselves an appropriate target. Justice's hammer falls again and again until it ends when the price is a helpless animals life, --Feminists for Animal Liberation.

USDA Has Meat Animal Research Center

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Here it is.the US Meat Animal Research Center. Tags: meat USDA cattle Good site to visit to see what they're up to. Obviously, all the pictures will probably be nice and clean.

Cutting Duplicative Research Could Save Millions

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Just read an August update from an ALDF lawyer about medical research. I recently attended a presentation on animals and toxicity testing in which I was stunned to hear the speaker estimate that by merely requiring researchers to share their research results with other scientists to decrease duplicate testing, and by harmonizing chemical testing standards, several million animals would be immediately spared from use in unnecessary research.