1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
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 latest public opinion research from Ipsos MORI shows that the vast majority of the British public can accept animal experimentation for medical research purposes.
Weighing up the cost to animals and the potential benefit of any particular research program is no simple task.
This month has seen publication of the long-awaited Hampton Implementation Review Report for the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Division and Inspectorate.
The European Parliament and Council representatives have reached an agreement on the final details of the revisions made to Directive 86/609/EEC on animal experimentation.
The Home Office minister with responsibility for animal research, Lynne Featherstone, has agreed to meet the bioscience sector to discuss policy issues.
Macaques, like humans, are not indigenous to the island of Mauritius, isolated as it is in the Indian ocean.
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.
Subtitled In defence of animal experiments, the Independent published a four-page article in Saturday's Magazine about how animal research is 'transforming human lives'.
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).
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.
Scientists and governments are increasingly concerned about the negative impact of animal rights campaigns on the humane transportation of animals for research.
The new European Directive 2010/63/EU on animal experimentation has been finalised.
What are 'animals containing human material' (ACHM) and why the sudden interest in them?
Nine key UK bioscience organisations have signed a Declaration of Concern about revision of EU Directive 86/609, urging MEPs to take a balanced view on revision of European regulation of animal research.
The revised European Directive on animal research (EU8869/10) should be formally 'adopted' in Europe during summer 2010.
Understanding Animal Research welcomes the report published this week by the House of Lords EU Committee.
Six new leaflets have been published by Understanding Animal Research, providing an overview of aspects of animal research
New animal research regulations from Europe will enhance the welfare of animals, facilitate modern science and cut through excessive red tape.
Leading animal rights extremists Greg and Natasha Avery were released from prison this week.