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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Tidmarsh

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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… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/animals-containing-human-material/

But can they suffer?

'The question is not can they reason nor can they talk, but rather can they suffer?' Jeremy Bentham
'The question is not can they reason nor can they talk, but rather can they suffer?' Jeremy Bentham In his blog, Richard Dawkins makes a thoughtful case for not assuming there… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/but-can-they-suffer/

Why do charities fund animal research?

The animal rights group Animal Aid has launched a campaign against medical research charities who fund animal research.
The animal rights group Animal Aid has launched a campaign against medical research charities who fund animal research. The campaign has been condemned as irresponsible, illogical… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/antivivisection-extremism/why-do-charities-fund-animal-research/

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

Creation of new Animal Welfare Centre in Scotland

The Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) is to coordinate a major, new, EU funded, research project to create a Centre of Excellence in Animal Welfare Science.
The Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) is to coordinate a major, new, EU funded, research project to create a Centre of Excellence in Animal Welfare Science. The SAC will work… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/creation-of-new-animal-welfare-centre-in-scotland/

UK public opinion largely positive

Recent research on public attitudes to animal experimentation has been published on the Ipsos MORI website.
Recent research on public attitudes to animal experimentation has been published on the Ipsos MORI website. The tracking poll carried out in December 2010 has seen an increase… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/uk-public-opinion-largely-positive/

Basel Declaration calls for open dialogue

More than 50 top scientists working in Germany and Switzerland have launched a new Declaration about animal research.
More than 50 top scientists working in Germany and Switzerland have launched a new Declaration about animal research. Meeting in Basel on 29 November, they pledged to be more open… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/basel-declaration-calls-for-open-dialogue/

Infiltration: most allegations unfounded

Understanding Animal Research today (Tuesday 30 November) welcomed a report from the Home Office addressing claims by an animal rights group about animal research and testing at a UK facility in 2009.
Understanding Animal Research today (Tuesday 30 November) welcomed a report from the Home Office addressing claims by an animal rights group about animal research and testing at a… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/infiltration-most-allegations-unfounded/

RSPCA and GCSE science

The RSPCA's latest foray into schools education is a smart new web resource for GCSE science with a substantial chunk dedicated to exploring the ethics of animal research.
The RSPCA's latest foray into schools education is a smart new web resource for GCSE science with a substantial chunk dedicated to exploring the ethics of animal research.… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/schools-education/rspca-and-gcse-science/

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… https://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… https://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… https://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… https://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… https://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… https://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.… https://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… https://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… https://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… https://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… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/windows-to-the-world/

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