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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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EU proposals endanger HIV research

Researchers have identified a cheap, commonly-used compound that, applied vaginally, can stop monkeys being infected with a monkey...
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/eu-proposals-endanger-hiv-research/

Basel Declaration calls for open dialogue

More than 50 top scientists working in Germany and Switzerland have launched a new Declaration about animal research.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/basel-declaration-calls-for-open-dialogue/

Snails, slime moulds and flies

Government funding for alternatives research, through NC3Rs, has nearly doubled this year compared with 2008.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/snails-slime-moulds-and-flies/

RSPCA and GCSE science

The RSPCA's latest foray into schools education is a smart new web resource for GCSE science with a substantial chunk dedicated to exploring the ethics of animal research.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/schools-education/rspca-and-gcse-science/

Recommended reading

The National Centre for the Three Rs has produced a handy 'beginners guide' to the 3Rs - Refinement, Reduction and Replacement - and how they can benefit science, innovation and animal welfare.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/recommended-reading/

Animals containing human material

What are 'animals containing human material' (ACHM) and why the sudden interest in them?
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/animals-containing-human-material/

Handy information about animal research

Six new leaflets have been published by Understanding Animal Research, providing an overview of aspects of animal research
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/handy-information-about-animal-research/

Moving animals - are we at a tipping point?

Scientists and governments are increasingly concerned about the negative impact of animal rights campaigns on the humane transportation of animals for research.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/moving-animals-are-we-at-a-tipping-point/

An Odyssey exploring the debate

A book to be published soon promises a considered, less polarised approach to the animal rights debate.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/an-odyssey-exploring-the-debate/

Why do charities fund animal research?

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

EU tries to avoid using 54 million more animals

A recent study suggests that the chemical industry will have to spend €9.5 billion (US$13.6 billion) on safety testing over the next decade.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/eu-tries-to-avoid-using-54-million-more-animals/

Evidence-based policy

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Home Department, Lynne Featherstone, advanced an animal research policy based on evidence in a Commons debate on Wednesday 7 December.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/evidence-based-policy/

MEP Committee sanctions better legal protection for research animals

he Agriculture committee in the European Parliament yesterday voted to pass a report on the revision of EU Directive 86/609 on the protection of animals used in scientific research.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/mep-committee-sanctions-better-legal-protection-for-research-animals/

Creation of new Animal Welfare Centre in Scotland

The Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) is to coordinate a major, new, EU funded, research project to create a Centre of Excellence in Animal Welfare Science.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/creation-of-new-animal-welfare-centre-in-scotland/

Information tribunal rules for both sides

As anyone who reads it will see, a recent (11 November) Freedom of Information ruling falls some way short of the 'landmark decision' claimed by BUAV.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/information-tribunal-rules-for-both-sides/

Revision of European regulation of animal research gets underway

Today the Agriculture committee in the European Parliament gets evidence from experts in the research community about animal research.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/revision-of-european-regulation-of-animal-research-gets-underway/

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