Antivivisection & extremism
Ricky Gervais doesn't understand animal research
Ricky Gervais used a radio spot to repeat several false claims
Did animal tests delay penicillin by 10 years?
It is a common claim by anti-research activists, but how true is it?
Why the anti-vivisection movement took an absolutist view
Animal welfare would have been far better served over the past 150 years by activists adopting a 3Rs approach sooner – why did they instead take an uncompromising view?
European Science Action Network
The Science Action Network is a social media campaign for scientists and animal research supporters to mobilise online support for research.
Earlier this month the animal rights extremist group Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) announced that it was ending its long running campaign against Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) and shutting down the organisation.
Standing up for Science
Tom Holder (Speaking of Research) has an article published by the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO). Below are the opening paragraphs, this link takes you to the full article.
Debbie Vincent guilty of conspiracy to blackmail
Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) activist, Debbie Vincent, was found guilty at Winchester Crown Court today.
Pro-Test Italia march on Saturday
The Pro-Test Italia rally will culminate in the delivery of a petition signed by over 5000 people calling for solidarity with the researchers affected by the attack.
Animal rights extremists wreck Milan laboratory
An animal facility at the University of Milan, Italy, was occupied on Saturday 20 April by Fermare Green Hill.
NAVA leader pleads guilty in extremism trial
The trial of activist Luke Steele started today (Tuesday), and UAR have learned that he has pleaded guilty to some of the charges levelled at him, including harassment.
Animal activists arrested in UK and Holland
Three people were arrested on Friday in Britain and the Netherlands over an investigation into an international blackmail plot by animal rights extremists linked to arson attacks in continental Europe.
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.
Beagle breeding planning appeal fails
On Thursday 26 January, we learned that Communities Secretary Eric Pickles had agreed with the recommendations of a planning appeal inspector and dismissed the planning appeal by B&K animal breeders in East Yorkshire.
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.
The research they tried to stop
Three animal rights extremists who were imprisoned for their role in the 'Save the Newchurch Guinea Pigs' campaign – Jon Ablewhite, John Smith and Kerry Whitburn – have been released from prison.
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