Blocking the Breeding of Beagles is Bad for their Well-Being

While 2013 might be the Chinese year of the Snake, it might be reasonably described as the European year of the research beagle. In the last few years beagles have been moving towards the top of the animal rights agenda. In 2012, activists broke into Marshall breeding facility in Milan, Italy, and carried out dozens … Continue reading Blocking the Breeding of Beagles is Bad for their Well-Being

Closing your eyes may open your heart

A statement of fact can be falsified by presenting a single counterexample.  For example, the claim that “Pigs don’t fly” can be proven false by just finding one that does. Similarly, the claim that “we owe the same moral consideration to all sentient living beings” can be falsified by considering scenarios where acting on such … Continue reading Closing your eyes may open your heart

More Charities Doing Animal Research Outreach Right

This is the simple message that Cancer Research UK (CRUK) hope to get across in their new leaflet about why they fund and conduct research on animals. The leaflet covers many important points, including why CRUK uses animal models: Its efforts to replace animal tests: And how animal welfare is maintained: That such research is … Continue reading More Charities Doing Animal Research Outreach Right