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1 January 1970

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The teenager who took a stand against animal rights protesters

Laurie Pycroft, who founded Pro-Test five years ago, was profiled in The Independent Education section today.
Laurie Pycroft, who founded Pro-Test five years ago, was profiled in The Independent Education section today. Understanding Animal Research worked hard with Pro-Test to get… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/the-teenager-who-took-a-stand-against-animal-rights-protesters/

European chemicals industry to develop non-animal toxicity tests

The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has launched a £450,000 research project into finding non-animal methods of toxicity testing.
The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has launched a £450,000 research project into finding non-animal methods of toxicity testing. The aim of the project is to find safe… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/european-chemicals-industry-to-develop-non-animal-toxicity-tests/

Artificial intestine reduces animal tests

An artificial human digestive system is replacing the use of animals in some tests to see how medicines are absorbed, The Times reported last week.
An artificial human digestive system is replacing the use of animals in some tests to see how medicines are absorbed, The Times reported last week. Pharmaceutical company… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/artificial-intestine-reduces-animal-tests/

How much effort on alternatives? The answer is a lot

Our attention was drawn this week to a relatively new European initiative called AXLR8, a consortium which aims to accelerate progress in developing alternatives to animals for safety testing.
Our attention was drawn this week to a relatively new European initiative called AXLR8, a consortium which aims to accelerate progress in developing alternatives to animals for… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/how-much-effort-on-alternatives-the-answer-is-a-lot/

New video: Why do we use animals in research?

In this short interview with Dr Simon Festing, we hear his response to questions such as: Why is their so much secrecy in animal research?
In this short interview with Dr Simon Festing, we hear his response to questions such as: Why is their so much secrecy in animal research? and Can't we do without animals in… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/new-video-why-do-we-use-animals-in-research/

The Marks & Spencer bunnies

Some may have seen the full page advert by the retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S), with pictures of rabbits, proclaiming its commitment not to test cosmetics or household products on animals.
Some may have seen the full page advert by the retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S), with pictures of rabbits, proclaiming its commitment not to test cosmetics or household products on… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/the-marks-spencer-bunnies/

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… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/testing-testing/

PeTA boobs again

The latest completely irresponsible PeTA campaign uses a crass computer game to push its 'breasts not animal tests' message to children. The web is all a-twitter with reviews panning the game.
The latest completely irresponsible PeTA campaign uses a crass computer game to push its 'breasts not animal tests' message to children. The web is all a-twitter with reviews… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/peta-boobs-again/

Medical drama

A TV dramatisation of Edwardian antivivisection protest on Sunday night in Casualty 1909 shows there's little new in the public debate over animal research and testing.
A TV dramatisation of Edwardian antivivisection protest on Sunday night in Casualty 1909 shows there's little new in the public debate over animal research and testing. The debate… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/medical-drama/

40,000 trout undercut costs, increase accuracy

The largest animal study ever on the cancer-causing risk (carcinogenicity) of chemicals could have profound implications for the species used in such testing, the numbers of animals used, and the accuracy of current tests.
The largest animal study ever on the cancer-causing risk (carcinogenicity) of chemicals could have profound implications for the species used in such testing, the numbers of… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/40000-trout-undercut-costs-increase-accuracy/

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