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1 January 1970

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'Without anaesthetic' - reading animal statistics

Those who oppose animal use can 'misread' the statistics
Every year the Home Office publishes annual statistics on how many animals are used in scientific research in the UK, together with detailed information on the types of animals… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/without-anaesthetic-reading-animal-statistics/

Did the government really ban animal tests for household cleaners?

The critics say there are loopholes
On March 12, the government announced that it was banning the testing of household cleaners on animals in line with a Coalition pledge. Campaigners reacted furiously, claiming the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/did-the-government-really-ban-animal-tests-for-household-cleaners/

2012 Animal Research Statistics from the Home Office

The Home Office has just released the animal research statistics for 2012 which can be seen here.
The Home Office has just released the animal research statistics for 2012 which can be seen here. They present information about animal research in the UK such as the number of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/2012-animal-research-statistics-from-the-home-office/

Home Office guidance to Animals Scientific Procedures Act

The amended version of the Animals Scientific Procedures Act implementing Directive 2010/63 entered into force on 1 January.
The amended version of the Animals Scientific Procedures Act implementing Directive 2010/63 entered into force on 1 January. The Home Office has just published a quick start… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/home-office-guidance-to-animals-scientific-procedures-act/

2011 Animal Research Statistics from the Home Office

The Home Office has just released the animal research statistics for 2011 which can be seen here.
2011-animals-in-rese.pdf The Home Office has just released the animal research statistics for 2011 which can be seen here. They present information about animal research in the UK… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/2011-animal-research-statistics-from-the-home-office/

Lords again affirm support for animal research

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).
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). In response to a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/lords-again-affirm-support-for-animal-research/

Committing to the three Rs

The UK Home Office this morning agreed arrangements to deliver two Coalition commitments relating to the use of animals in scientific research
The UK Home Office this morning agreed arrangements to deliver two Coalition commitments relating to the use of animals in scientific research: to end the testing of household… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/committing-to-the-three-rs/

UK animal procedures up by 3% in 2010

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.
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. Once again, the numbers of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/uk-animal-procedures-up-by-3-in-2010/

Freedom of Information - judgement on confidentiality clause at a university

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 (…
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… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/freedom-of-information-judgement-on-confidentiality-clause-at-a-university/

Infiltration: most allegations unfounded

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.
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… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/infiltration-most-allegations-unfounded/

New European law marks dawn of a new era

The new European Directive 2010/63/EU on animal experimentation has been finalised.
The new European Directive 2010/63/EU on animal experimentation has been finalised. It replaces the old 1986 Directive EU 86/609. It came into force across the EU earlier this… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/new-european-law-marks-dawn-of-a-new-era/

Shellfish toxin testing

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 recently published Annual report (2009) of the Animals Scientific Procedures Inspectorate and Division highlights progress towards suitable alternatives to replace the use of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/shellfish-toxin-testing/

Genetically altered animals overtake normal animals in UK research

The UK government announced this morning that the number of animal procedures in 2009 fell by 1% compared with the previous year.
The UK government announced this morning that the number of animal procedures in 2009 fell by 1% compared with the previous year. The total number of procedures started last year… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/genetically-altered-animals-overtake-normal-animals-in-uk-research/

UK Bioscience Sector outlines principles for implementing new Directive

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 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… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/uk-bioscience-sector-outlines-principles-for-implementing-new-directive/

UK government minister to discuss animal research policy

The Home Office minister with responsibility for animal research, Lynne Featherstone, has agreed to meet the bioscience sector to discuss policy issues.
The Home Office minister with responsibility for animal research, Lynne Featherstone, has agreed to meet the bioscience sector to discuss policy issues. Earlier this month, a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/uk-government-minister-to-discuss-animal-research-policy/

RSPCA and LASA produce new guidelines

Ethical Review Process (ERP) bodies within animal research institutions now have the tools to "develop more efficient and effective processes".
Ethical Review Process (ERP) bodies within animal research institutions now have the tools to "develop more efficient and effective processes". This is thanks to a new set of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/rspca-and-lasa-produce-new-guidelines/

Infiltration raises questions

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/

UK bioscience sector publishes detailed response on European regulation

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 human rights approach to policing protest

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/

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