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1 January 1970

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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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/a-human-rights-approach-to-policing-protest/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/uk-bioscience-sector-publishes-detailed-response-on-european-regulation/

Infiltration raises questions

The recent infiltration of a UK safety testing facility by an antivivisectionist raises many questions.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/infiltration-raises-questions/

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".
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/rspca-and-lasa-produce-new-guidelines/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/uk-government-minister-to-discuss-animal-research-policy/

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

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/genetically-altered-animals-overtake-normal-animals-in-uk-research/

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/shellfish-toxin-testing/

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

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

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/uk-animal-procedures-up-by-3-in-2010/

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
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/committing-to-the-three-rs/

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

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.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/home-office-guidance-to-animals-scientific-procedures-act/

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