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In the shadow of a $5 million-dollar grant given to Oklahoma State’s renowned veterinary school and then rescinded due to allegations of abusive and cruel animal research practices, Oklahoma State University Philosophy Club and Friends of the Forms will host animal activist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.

World Week for Animals in Laboratories is April 16-26

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Support the Great Ape Protection Act

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Almagordo Chimp Story Hits the New York Times

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These aging chimps deserve to retire permanently and NOT be subjected to more medical research. Tags: chimpanzees primates National Institutes of Health medical research new mexico Here's hoping this poignant story will stir more public outrage and pressure on the NIH.

PETA Leads Anti-Animal Research Protest at University of Utah

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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.).

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?

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.

Bob Barker Funds Space for HIV-Infected Chimps

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louisiana chimpanzees Bob Barker chimp haven animal sanctuary primates medical researchAs I've often said, Bob Barker is a good man. From The Washington Post. Retired game-show host and animal rights advocate Bob Barker is opening a new area for five HIV-infected chimpanzees at a sanctuary in northwestern Louisiana. The former host of “The Price Is Right” donated $380,000 to create space at the Chimp Haven near Shreveport.

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.

Animal Welfare Concerns May Be Influencing UK Animal Research

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This article in the Herald Tribune claims that animal rights is winning out over animal research. UK laboratories animal rights medical researchI would take the article with a grain of salt. I've read the same on the other side. It depends on who's writing the article of course.I think it's still a long, long fight. But perhaps these are positive signs. In a very depressing fight, every sign is worth something.

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

SAEN Files Complaints Against University of Washington Again

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An animal-rights group that watchdogs research facilities across the country has filed a federal complaint against the University of Washington, citing multiple incidents in which animals were injured, escaped from their cages or were found dead. Department of Agriculture, which regulates the care of research animals, will look into the complaint, said agency spokesman David Sacks. From the normantranscript.com.

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.

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

Animal Lab Tech Arrested in Yale Killing

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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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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.

Looking for Books about Animal Experimentation

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And, in this day and age, do we really need to be stuck with this archaic and barbaric method of research? animal experimentation animal research musings medical researchI've finally decided to take the plunge and really learn about animal experimentation. It's a horrible topic and I post news articles about the abuses from time to time. But I want to be able to argue about it intelligently, citing science, not just morals.

University of Florida Must Relinguish Primate Records

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An Alachua County Circuit Court judge has ordered the University of Florida to provide an animal rights activist with records on primates involved in research. She said she plans to use them to continue a campaign against animal research at UF, which recently included the online posting of the layout of UF laboratories and university spokeswoman Janine Sikes's cellphone number. She said UF resisted releasing the records out of concern about the safety of researchers.

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.

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.

Coast Guard Defends Medical Practice on Animals

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I knew the military in general used animals for combat medical practice.hadn't thought of the Coast Guard though. The Coast Guard is defending its practice of using live animals in its combat medical training after an activist group released a video on Wednesday of a goat’s legs being removed with tree trimmers during what it said was training for agency personnel. coast guard medical research us

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."

Some Groups that Still Support Animal Research

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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 From PETA's Animal Times (I tore out the page and there's no date anymore.but it was 2009). The US Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association *March of Dimes *American Heart Association *Susan G.

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.