1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
The recent infiltration of a UK safety testing facility by an antivivisectionist raises many questions.
The recent infiltration of a UK safety testing facility by an antivivisectionist raises many questions. According to a report in The Sunday Times, animals are being used to test… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/infiltration-raises-questions/
A dozen organisations representing UK bioscience have published their answers, many of them detailed, to 72 questions posed by the UK Home Office.
A dozen organisations representing UK bioscience have published their answers, many of them detailed, to 72 questions posed by the UK Home Office. The Home Office… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/uk-bioscience-sector-publishes-detailed-response-on-european-regulation/
A report Demonstrating respect for rights? A human rights approach to policing protest was published by the House of Lords and House of Commons Joint Committee on Human Rights last month.
A report Demonstrating respect for rights? A human rights approach to policing protest was published by the House of Lords and House of Commons Joint Committee on Human Rights last… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/a-human-rights-approach-to-policing-protest/
The critics say there are loopholes
Understanding Animal Research today (Tuesday 30 November) welcomed a report from the Home Office addressing claims by an animal rights group about animal research and testing at a UK facility in 2009.
The amended version of the Animals Scientific Procedures Act implementing Directive 2010/63 entered into force on 1 January.
The UK government announced this morning that the number of animal procedures in 2009 fell by 1% compared with the previous year.
Several peers confirmed their belief in the need for animal research in biomedical research, during a debate in the House of Lords yesterday (24 October 2011).
The Home Office minister with responsibility for animal research, Lynne Featherstone, has agreed to meet the bioscience sector to discuss policy issues.
The UK Home Office has released figures showing that the number of research procedures using animals last year increased by 3% to just over 3.7 million.
Those who oppose animal use can 'misread' the statistics
The new European Directive 2010/63/EU on animal experimentation has been finalised.
The Home Office has just released the animal research statistics for 2012 which can be seen here.
The recently published Annual report (2009) of the Animals Scientific Procedures Inspectorate and Division highlights progress towards suitable alternatives to replace the use of mice in the testing for toxins in shellfish.
The Home Office has just released the animal research statistics for 2011 which can be seen here.
The UK Bioscience Sector has produced a set of principles for the implementation and transposition of the revised EU Directive concerning the use of animals in research.
The UK Home Office this morning agreed arrangements to deliver two Coalition commitments relating to the use of animals in scientific research
Ethical Review Process (ERP) bodies within animal research institutions now have the tools to "develop more efficient and effective processes".
Recently, a tribunal ruled that under the Freedom of Information Act a university can be said to 'hold' project licences (irrespective of how they are actually stored at the university) and that section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (…