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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Janet Wood Innovation Award: Can you improve animal welfare?

Datesand Ltd is running a competition to create an innovative new product that promotes at least one of the 3Rs.
Datesand Ltd, a company that makes products for animal laboratories, such as bedding, diet and animal enrichment, is running a competition to create an innovative new product that … http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/janet-wood-innovation-award-can-you-improve-animal-welfare/

New dog-breeding facilities will improve animal welfare

I was relieved to hear yesterday that B&K will be able to go ahead with its plans to build a new dog-breeding facility at its site in East Yorkshire.  This is good news for animal … http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/new-dog-breeding-facilities-will-improve-animal-welfare/

Animal welfare and pets

Pets suffer cruelty far to often.
In my experience in engaging both the general public and school groups with how animals are used in medical research in the UK, animal welfare is at the forefront of people’s … http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/staff-blog/animal-welfare-and-pets/

Predictive power of the parallel approach

An innovative approach to clinical trials could improve the predictive power of both human trials and animal studies, bringing both patient and animal welfare benefits.
An innovative approach to clinical trials could improve the predictive power of both human trials and animal studies, bringing both patient and animal welfare benefits. By conduct… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/predictive-power-of-the-parallel-approach/

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

Stem cells win prizes

Liver cells that mimic inherited liver diseases, produced from human skin cells, may offer the chance to regenerate damaged tissues and organs.
Liver cells that mimic inherited liver diseases, produced from human skin cells, may offer the chance to regenerate damaged tissues and organs. But the potential of these 'human i… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/stem-cells-win-prizes/

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.
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 Dec… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/evidence-based-policy/

NEW leaflets available now!

UAR's popular A5 leaflets have been revised and are now available in print. The five titles are...
UAR's popular A5 leaflets have been revised and are now available in print. The five titles are: Why Do We Use Animals in Medical Research? Animal Research Benefits Us - and A… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/new-leaflets-available-now/

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.
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. The 'first tier' tribunal ru… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/information-tribunal-rules-for-both-sides/

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 conne… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/release-of-leading-extremists-may-inspire-new-attacks-on-animal-research/

#WW award for NC3Rs review

Our Wedneday Winner today is the NC3Rs for producing a really clear, accessible and comprehensive review of the work it funds.
Our Wedneday Winner today is the NC3Rs for producing a really clear, accessible and comprehensive review of the work it funds. Packed with 14 interesting case studies, this is a m… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/ww-award-for-nc3rs-review/

Animals containing human material

What are 'animals containing human material' (ACHM) and why the sudden interest in them?
What are 'animals containing human material' (ACHM) and why the sudden interest in them? They include 'transgenic' mice carrying human genes that are widely used to study many … http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/animals-containing-human-material/

But can they suffer?

'The question is not can they reason nor can they talk, but rather can they suffer?' Jeremy Bentham
'The question is not can they reason nor can they talk, but rather can they suffer?' Jeremy Bentham In his blog, Richard Dawkins makes a thoughtful case for not assuming there … http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/but-can-they-suffer/

Why do charities fund animal research?

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

New regulations will boost good science, promote animal welfare

New animal research regulations from Europe will enhance the welfare of animals, facilitate modern science and cut through excessive red tape.
New animal research regulations from Europe will enhance the welfare of animals, facilitate modern science and cut through excessive red tape. UK scientists have welcomed devel… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/new-regulations-will-boost-good-science-promote-animal-welfare/

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.
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. The SAC will work wi… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/creation-of-new-animal-welfare-centre-in-scotland/

UK public opinion largely positive

Recent research on public attitudes to animal experimentation has been published on the Ipsos MORI website.
Recent research on public attitudes to animal experimentation has been published on the Ipsos MORI website. The tracking poll carried out in December 2010 has seen an increase … http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/uk-public-opinion-largely-positive/

Basel Declaration calls for open dialogue

More than 50 top scientists working in Germany and Switzerland have launched a new Declaration about animal research.
More than 50 top scientists working in Germany and Switzerland have launched a new Declaration about animal research. Meeting in Basel on 29 November, they pledged to be more open… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/basel-declaration-calls-for-open-dialogue/

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/

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.
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. Ther… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/schools-education/rspca-and-gcse-science/

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