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1 January 1970

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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/

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… 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… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/new-leaflets-available-now/

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/

Lords again affirm support for animal research

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).
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). In response to a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/lords-again-affirm-support-for-animal-research/

Of mice and medicine

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'.
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'.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/of-mice-and-medicine/

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/

UK animal procedures up by 3% in 2010

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.
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. Once again, the numbers of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/uk-animal-procedures-up-by-3-in-2010/

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… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/new-regulations-will-boost-good-science-promote-animal-welfare/

UAR in Mauritius

Macaques, like humans, are not indigenous to the island of Mauritius, isolated as it is in the Indian ocean.
Macaques, like humans, are not indigenous to the island of Mauritius, isolated as it is in the Indian ocean. Nobody is sure when they arrived, but it is presumed todays Mauritian… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/uar-in-mauritius/

New European law marks dawn of a new era

The new European Directive 2010/63/EU on animal experimentation has been finalised.
The new European Directive 2010/63/EU on animal experimentation has been finalised. It replaces the old 1986 Directive EU 86/609. It came into force across the EU earlier this… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/new-european-law-marks-dawn-of-a-new-era/

A guide for UK institutions on the new EU Directive

The revised European Directive on animal research (EU8869/10) should be formally 'adopted' in Europe during summer 2010.
The revised European Directive on animal research (EU8869/10) should be formally 'adopted' in Europe during summer 2010. It will then need to be implemented in each member state.… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/a-guide-for-uk-institutions-on-the-new-eu-directive/

UK government minister to discuss animal research policy

The Home Office minister with responsibility for animal research, Lynne Featherstone, has agreed to meet the bioscience sector to discuss policy issues.
The Home Office minister with responsibility for animal research, Lynne Featherstone, has agreed to meet the bioscience sector to discuss policy issues. Earlier this month, a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/uk-government-minister-to-discuss-animal-research-policy/

Agreement on European regulation

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 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… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/agreement-on-european-regulation/

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/

Review of research regulations

This month has seen publication of the long-awaited Hampton Implementation Review Report for the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Division and Inspectorate.
This month has seen publication of the long-awaited Hampton Implementation Review Report for the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Division and Inspectorate. The review examines… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/review-of-research-regulations/

Lords take balanced approach but concerns remain

Understanding Animal Research welcomes the report published this week by the House of Lords EU Committee.
Understanding Animal Research welcomes the report published this week by the House of Lords EU Committee. The Committee carried out an enquiry into proposals to revise EU… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/lords-take-balanced-approach-but-concerns-remain/

Loose laws and bad judgements

Weighing up the cost to animals and the potential benefit of any particular research program is no simple task.
Weighing up the cost to animals and the potential benefit of any particular research program is no simple task. However, it is essential that people making this judgment consider… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/loose-laws-and-bad-judgements/

New research shows public opinion supportive of animal 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.
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. The… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/new-research-shows-public-opinion-supportive-of-animal-research/

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/

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