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In the shadow of a $5 million-dollar grant given to Oklahoma State’s renowned veterinary school and then rescinded due to allegations of abusive and cruel animal research practices, Oklahoma State University Philosophy Club and Friends of the Forms will host animal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

Seal Industry Tries to Capitalize on Medical Researchers Conjectures

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The research at Laval University is still in the earliest stages. Despite that, a Quebec-based seal fur company has begun championing Pibarot's hypothesis, seeing the research as a buoy for Canada's beleaguered seal harvest. While I'm not a fan of using animal hearts for transplants, I'm far more sympathetic to that than to simply using their parts for human vanity consumption. But the seal industry doesn't care.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Poet Laureate of California Questions Animal Testing

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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

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.

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."

European Money Goes to Alternative Testing Research

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We're not even talking drugs or medical treatment here, we're talking stupid cosmetics. A substantial fund of EUR50 million (US$74 million) is being offered to European research teams to develop alternatives to animal testing for cosmetics and related industries. Tags: europe animal research cosmetics medical research Why is it so damn difficult to get the same kind of interest from the US government?

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.

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.

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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.

Animals Before Embryos?

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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.

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.

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.

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 From their press release.such BS.

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. Tags: animal experimentation animal research medical research We'll see.

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. I worry it won't pass the DC district court for some wacky reason.

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.

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.

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. Tags: animal experimentation medical research They're not necessarily questioning the ethics, but the efficacy.

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? Tags: animal experimentation UK europe research alternatives medical research That's an even larger number if you realize that each signature probably represents a few non-signers who feel the same way.

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Uncovered Reports Show Three Research Labs Fined for Violations

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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.

USDA Issues Warning Letter to Oregon National Primate Research Center

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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. And the center added training and banned one researcher from animal contact in response. Tags: medical research PETA animal welfare us PETA has filed complaints about this place for years, but it's the first warning they've actually generated.

Puerto Rico Plans Huge Primate Breeding Facility to Supply Researchers

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This new law provides specific guidelines for experimentation on live animals: specifically, scientific research on animals at universities is allowable only when it meets criteria deeming it “absolutely essential;” any other experiments are prohibited for educational purposes at the elementary, intermediate and higher education levels, and completely banned in facilities outside of university research labs.

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'm not saying he was the most compassionate person in the world, and I'm not saying that I admire or like him, but at least there was some self-criticism and, yes, some guilt there that I find lacking in the animal researchers I've encountered.

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?

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

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.).

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.

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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.

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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.