Activism against animal research in Portugal is growing. With it has come a rise in misinformation about how and why animals are used.
Speaking of Research (SR) was founded in 2008 thanks to the support and generosity of American's for Medical Progress' Michael D Hayre Fellowship in public outreach. SR's ongoing website costs, then around $100/year were paid by AMP. In February 2011, the British advocacy group Pro-Test wrapped up their operations and left a small sum of … Continue reading We Need You – Help us keep SR running
Is British Animal Rights Extremism Back? National Operation Anti Vivisection is a new campaign targeting students in Cambridge which looks surprisingly similar to campaigns run by SHAC before they closed operations in August 2014. Speaking of Research take a closer look.
Each fall since 1950, the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science has held its annual National Meeting. During the five days of the meeting, members and nonmembers come together to enjoy the workshops, lectures, poster sessions, and exhibits. The AALAS National Meeting is the largest gathering in the world of professionals concerned with the production, … Continue reading Time for a change? A Scientist’s View of Public Interests in Animal Research and Welfare
In the last decade there has been a large, and long overdue, crackdown on animal rights extremism. While positive, thisis not enough. Unless scientists take advantage of this new found safety by speaking up in support of their research, important research will be forced out by activists.
The following is a guest post by Caitlin Aamodt, a neuroscience graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a debilitating motor neuron disease that progressively destroys the neurons required for voluntary movement, speech, and eventually breathing and swallowing, killing patients in just three to five years. Through the Ice Bucket … Continue reading Why Animal Research-based Criticisms of the Ice Bucket Challenge are Misguided
Your scientific activism is only a click away. A new petition in Change.org urges the U. S. Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Boris D. Lushniak, to voice support for the humane, and regulated use of animals in medical research. It reads: There is a growing pressure from animal rights organizations that would deny Americans the health … Continue reading Urge the U. S. Surgeon General to Voice Support for Animal Research