Archive for animal research

90% of Biomedical Scientists in Poll Say Animals Are ‘Essential’ in Research

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags on 24 February 2011 by Steve

“An online poll of about 1,000 American and foreign biomedical scientists conducted last month by Nature magazine found that 90 percent believe the use of animals is ‘essential’ in research, and about 70% actually do experiments on animals …” (more)

[Robin Wilson, Chronicle of Higher Education, 23 February]

Better science, less suffering

Posted in research with tags on 30 June 2010 by Steve

“A strict list of rules for scientists to follow when working with animals has been launched in the journal PLoS Biology. Drawn up by the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), the 20-point checklist seeks to address the poor reporting of animal experiments in academic journals and research papers …” (more)

[Hannah Fearn, Times Higher Education, 30 June]

Animal Activists Win Review of Proposed EU Rules

Posted in research with tags on 17 February 2010 by Steve

“Prompted by complaints from animal rights lobbyists, the European Ombudsman will investigate a 2-year-old study by the European Commission into the use of chimpanzees for research purposes. The study, released in 2008, helped shape proposed regulations that would govern animal research in the E.U. countries. To the disappointment of many animal rights activists, however, the proposal did not include a complete ban on the use of great apes in research …” (more)

[Gretchen Vogel and John Travis, Science Insider, 17 February]

Anti-Vivisection Information Display and Protest outside Trinity College

Posted in research with tags , , on 20 April 2009 by Steve

Ireland“As Friday 24th April is World Day for Animals in Laboratories, we’ll be having an information display and protest outside Trinity College. WHEN: 12.30pm – 2.30pm, Fri. 24th April. WHERE: Trinity College (Lincoln Place/Westland Row, Dublin 2 – the entrance to the science buildings). For every animal trapped inside Trinity College, who has never known a life free from fear, pain, captivity and abuse, please try to be there …” (more)

[Laura Broxson, Indymedia Ireland, 19 April]

Slaughtered: Trinity College experiments on 41 beagles

Posted in research with tags on 9 November 2008 by Steve

“Trinity College Dublin has spent over €600,000 in the past three years procuring 41 live beagle dogs, 69 pigs and over 16,000 mice for medical or scientific research, a Sunday Tribune investigation has established. According to figures obtained by this newspaper under the Freedom of Information Act, Trinity also bought more than 2,300 rats – and four rabbits – in that time. It is understood that most of the research funding comes from the government’s multimillion-euro Science Foundation Ireland initiative …” (more)

[John Downes, Tribune, 9 November]