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 did experiment on mice and guinea pigs. 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. Well, kind of.

Welsh Report Shows Increased Animal Research at Cardiff University

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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. Tags: universities animal experimentation UK animal research wales cardiff university Here's an article about an increase in animal experiments at Cardiff University in Wales.

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USDA Issues Warning Letter to Oregon National Primate Research Center

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In December, the United States Department of Agriculture issued a warning letter to the primate center for violations of the Animal Welfare Act, which regulates treatment of many commercial animals from pet kittens to laboratory guinea pigs. The warning cited three errors in veterinary care, including a serious 2007 incident where a pregnant monkey died when a researcher failed to notice she was having a troubled labor. Tags: medical research PETA animal welfare us

University of Utah Cited by Dept. of Agriculture

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A kitten died from dehydration as a result of too much medication, individual primates were neglected for days at a time, mice and Guinea pig cages were found to be overcrowded, and calves may have been exposed to painful situations for too long, but University of Utah officials maintain that none of the most recent animal-testing violations, released Wednesday by the United States Department of Agriculture, were intentional.

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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.

Appeal Denied for Six Activists Convicted Under AEPA

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The law, since revised, aimed to protect animal research laboratories from illegal, sometimes violent protests. Huntingdon used mostly mice and rats , but also some dogs, monkeys, fish and guinea pigs , in its research in New Jersey. It was a 2-1 decision by the US Court of Appeals. From the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Teaching Kids Animal Compassion

4 The Love Of Animals

I got my first pets, mice and guinea pigs, when I was 8. For these folks, I recommend a nontraditional pet like a rat or a guinea pig. Guinea pigs also do not bite, unlike hamsters and gerbils which can tend to be nippy. With purebred animals, it is especially important to do your research and make sure the pet fits your family’s lifestyle. Choosing the right pet for your child is key. By Dr. Tim Hunt, DVM.