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This week in animal research 26/02/16

Pro-Test 10-year Anniversary Special
10 Years of Progress "No more threats, no more fear, animal research wanted here." Yesterday we celebrated the 10-year anniversary of Pro-Test and how the rally has led… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/this-week-in-animal-research-260216/

Animal rights extremists wreck Milan laboratory

An animal facility at the University of Milan, Italy, was occupied on Saturday 20 April by Fermare Green Hill.
An animal facility at the University of Milan, Italy, was occupied on Saturday 20 April by Fermare Green Hill. Animals were taken and cage labels mixed up to confuse experimental… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/animal-rights-extremists-wreck-milan-laboratory/

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/

Release of leading extremists may inspire new attacks on animal research

Leading animal rights extremists Greg and Natasha Avery were released from prison this week.
Leading animal rights extremists Greg and Natasha Avery were released from prison this week. They were sentenced in January 2009 to nine years for conspiracy to blackmail in… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/release-of-leading-extremists-may-inspire-new-attacks-on-animal-research/

The research they tried to stop

Three animal rights extremists who were imprisoned for their role in the 'Save the Newchurch Guinea Pigs' campaign – Jon Ablewhite, John Smith and Kerry Whitburn – have been released from prison.
Three animal rights extremists who were imprisoned for their role in the 'Save the Newchurch Guinea Pigs' campaign – Jon Ablewhite, John Smith and Kerry Whitburn – have been… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/the-research-they-tried-to-stop/

New government committed to continued crackdown

Following the sentencing of six animal rights extremists on Monday, the new government made clear that it remains committed to countering criminal activity carried out in the name of animal rights.
Following the sentencing of six animal rights extremists on Monday, the new government made clear that it remains committed to countering criminal activity carried out in the name… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/new-government-committed-to-continued-crackdown/

Retrial for animal rights activist?

An animal rights activist who was jailed last year for a firebombing plot against Oxford University in 2006 faces a retrial.
An animal rights activist who was jailed last year for a firebombing plot against Oxford University in 2006 faces a retrial. Mel Broughton, a leader of the SPEAK campaign… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/retrial-for-animal-rights-activist/

UK public attitudes - not much change

Public opinion research released this week shows that public attitudes to animal research haven't changed much in the UK over the last few years.
Public opinion research released this week shows that public attitudes to animal research haven't changed much in the UK over the last few years. As was the case in 2008, nine in… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/uk-public-attitudes-not-much-change/

Dialogue is key?

In a febrile atmosphere, a 'panel discussion' took place on a Californian campus earlier this week between antivivisectionists and research advocates
In a febrile atmosphere, a 'panel discussion' took place on a Californian campus earlier this week between antivivisectionists and research advocates. The discussion and its… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/dialogue-is-key/

Science and the media – a call to action

Act now to safeguard improvements in science reporting – that is the message to the scientific community and government in the UK from a new strategic report published today.
Act now to safeguard improvements in science reporting – that is the message to the scientific community and government in the UK from a new strategic report published today. The… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/science-and-the-media-a-call-to-action/

Rock band unleashes violence tirade at UK gig

We aren't sure if it's because it was Friday the 13th but unlucky Flaming Lips fans were faced with an unpleasant display at a gig in Portsmouth last week.
We aren't sure if it's because it was Friday the 13th but unlucky Flaming Lips fans were faced with an unpleasant display at a gig in Portsmouth last week. The majority of the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/rock-band-unleashes-violence-tirade-at-uk-gig/

Time for more change in America

We have been watching with great concern the animal rights extremists’ campaigns taking place in the United States and California in particular.
We have been watching with great concern the animal rights extremists’ campaigns taking place in the United States and California in particular. Indeed, the reports are… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/time-for-more-change-in-america/

Animal wrongs

The editorial in today's Financial Times about responding to the appalling animal rights extremist attacks in Switzerland is spot on.
The editorial in today's Financial Times about responding to the appalling animal rights extremist attacks in Switzerland is spot on. In essence, it says that the authorities… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/animal-wrongs/

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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