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1 January 1970

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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/

Handy information about animal research

Six new leaflets have been published by Understanding Animal Research, providing an overview of aspects of animal research
Six new leaflets have been published by Understanding Animal Research, providing an overview of aspects of animal research. They are suitable for school projects, as background… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/handy-information-about-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.
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. This is to comply with European Union… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/eu-tries-to-avoid-using-54-million-more-animals/

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/

Testing, testing …

Why is the concept of animal research so difficult to grasp?
Why is the concept of animal research so difficult to grasp? Perhaps it's because the preferred antivivisection terms are animal testing (ie safety testing, representing about… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/testing-testing/

Snails, slime moulds and flies

Government funding for alternatives research, through NC3Rs, has nearly doubled this year compared with 2008.
Government funding for alternatives research, through NC3Rs, has nearly doubled this year compared with 2008. This follows last week's news that animal procedures rose… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/snails-slime-moulds-and-flies/

More research means more animals

The 2008 figures for use of animals in UK research were released today by the Home Office.
The 2008 figures for use of animals in UK research were released today by the Home Office. They show a substantial rise in numbers of procedures by about 14% compared with 2007.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/more-research-means-more-animals/

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.
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… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/recommended-reading/

A tale of three species

The law of unintended consequences may have led to saving rabbits at the expense of a two incredible species: a prehistoric invertebrate and a small bird with one of the most impressive known migrations.
The law of unintended consequences may have led to saving rabbits at the expense of a two incredible species: a prehistoric invertebrate and a small bird with one of the most… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/a-tale-of-three-species/

An Odyssey exploring the debate

A book to be published soon promises a considered, less polarised approach to the animal rights debate.
A book to be published soon promises a considered, less polarised approach to the animal rights debate. An Odyssey with Animals by US veterinarian Dr Adrian Morrison is released in… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/an-odyssey-exploring-the-debate/

Windows to the world

The regular column in The Times called 'The Shift', which profiles different jobs, today featured an animal technologist working at pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.
The regular column in The Times called 'The Shift', which profiles different jobs, today featured an animal technologist working at pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. A couple… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/windows-to-the-world/

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.
The 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… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/mep-committee-sanctions-better-legal-protection-for-research-animals/

EU proposals endanger HIV research

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

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

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