This page will lay out some of our current campaigns:
Science Action Network
Speaking of Research and Understanding Animal Research are working together to encourage scientists to respond to animal rights misinformation in the print media and on the internet. We will be posting links to spurious information about animal research on Twitter and Facebook using the #ARnonsense hashtag.
We are asking you for just 5 minutes of your time each week to respond to claims made by animal rights groups. By following us and UAR on Twitter (@SpeakofResearch / @animalevidence) and Facebook (SpeakingofResearch / Understanding Animal Research) you can be updated on the latest misinformation alerts, as well as submitting your own by using the #ARnonsense (Animal Rights nonsense) hashtag on Twitter.
Read the original announcement of the Science Action Network and more about the rationale for building a network.
Challenging AR activists at Student Orientation Week
During Student Orientation Week that will be going on in university’s around the world, we encourage students with a science bent to challenge animal rights activists who set up stalls.
Go up to them, politely point out that:
- without animal research the asthma inhaler in their hand would not be in existence
- the leaflet in their hand is full of inaccuracies, not least that there are no alternatives that can completely replace animal research
- the pictures on their stall are in no way representative of the true extent of animal welfare legislation
- they look healthy – have they considered how vaccines (given to them and those they meet) have helped them remain so