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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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The limited rights of Tommy the Chimp

UAR’s Head of Policy and Media Chris Magee considers an attempt to give chimps universal rights. I am always keen to avoid the term ‘animal rights’ when describing people who… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/the-limited-rights-of-tommy-the-chimp/

What Difference Does Animal Research Make

We were very sorry to hear that former Smiths frontman and animal rights campaigner Morrissey has been unwell recently.
We were very sorry to hear that former Smiths frontman and animal rights campaigner Morrissey has been unwell recently. Morrissey was reported by the BBC to have received… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/what-difference-does-animal-research-make/

Gene therapy targets 'cancer gene'

Gene therapy using a mutant form of a gene known to be involved in many of the most common cancers can destroy tumours in mice without any major side effects.
Gene therapy using a mutant form of a gene known to be involved in many of the most common cancers can destroy tumours in mice without any major side effects. The tests in mice… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-therapy-targets-cancer-gene/

UAR sets up a new website: AnimalRightsExtremism.info

Animal rights activists have created an exaggerated impression of their movement by their use of social and other media channels.
Animal rights activists have created an exaggerated impression of their movement by their use of social and other media channels. Extremist websites are used by the media as… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/uar-sets-up-a-new-website-animalrightsextremisminfo/

Why do charities fund animal research?

The animal rights group Animal Aid has launched a campaign against medical research charities who fund animal research.
The animal rights group Animal Aid has launched a campaign against medical research charities who fund animal research. The campaign has been condemned as irresponsible, illogical… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/why-do-charities-fund-animal-research/

Mice vote Green

Simon Jenkins, writing in The Guardian on Friday, asserted that giving animals rights leads to moral chaos. His piece, both amusing and serious, alludes to a recent bit of fun in the pro-hunting magazine, Country Life, which speculates about which politic…
Simon Jenkins, writing in The Guardian on Friday, asserted that giving animals rights leads to moral chaos. His piece, both amusing and serious, alludes to a recent bit of fun in… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/mice-vote-green/

I'm Not a Chimp

How similar are we really to chimpanzees?
How similar are we really to chimpanzees? Are the differences so minuscule that we should grant chimpanzees human rights? In Not a Chimp: the hunt for the genes that make us… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/im-not-a-chimp/

PeTA boobs again

The latest completely irresponsible PeTA campaign uses a crass computer game to push its 'breasts not animal tests' message to children. The web is all a-twitter with reviews panning the game.
The latest completely irresponsible PeTA campaign uses a crass computer game to push its 'breasts not animal tests' message to children. The web is all a-twitter with reviews… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/peta-boobs-again/

An Odyssey exploring the debate

A book to be published soon promises a considered, less polarised approach to the animal rights debate.
A book to be published soon promises a considered, less polarised approach to the animal rights debate. An Odyssey with Animals by US veterinarian Dr Adrian Morrison is released in… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/an-odyssey-exploring-the-debate/

Pro-Test does it again

You could tell it was California in April and not Oxford in February, because the sun was shining.
You could tell it was California in April and not Oxford in February, because the sun was shining. But with a young Englishman working a crowd of several hundred… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/pro-test-does-it-again/

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