We've been busy expanding our animal research statistics on the website. We now have a new main statistics page, from which viewers can then look at pages devoted to the number of animal experiments in different countries (note that "Statistics" in the Facts menu no longer sends readers to the US stats page, though no … Continue reading Animal Research Statistics for Northern Ireland 2013
The Dutch authorities have reported on the 2013 animal experiment statistics, which were recently released by junior economic affairs minister, Sharon Dijksma. The total numbers fell 10.6% to 526,593 animals, of which 93% were mice, rats birds or fish. This total is over 60% smaller than the historic peak of over 1.5 million animals used … Continue reading Animal Research Stats for the Netherlands in 2013
There was a time when institutions conducting animal research would deny that they did so (some still do!). Thankfully most research institutions have started down the path of openness. The first step, for many of these institutions, is to put a statement on their website explaining why animal research is necessary. As an institution moves … Continue reading What does your institution say about its animal research?
Animal rights activists frequently use images of animals which do not offer a fair representation of research. Photos are often from other countries, out of date, or entirely out of context. Consider the primate image below, which can also be found on placards of demonstrators in 1980 (See Animals' Defender - Jan/Feb 1981, p6). It … Continue reading Let’s show the world what animal research looks like!
Earlier this week, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block sent an email to the entire campus community entitled "A Message on the Importance of Research." In the message, Chancellor Block emphasizes the importance of medical research using animals and expresses support and admiration to all members of the UCLA family engaged in this work. Below is the text of … Continue reading UCLA Chancellor on the Importance of Research
Seven Nobel Laureates and the Presidents of seven major Israeli universities and research institutes are the signatories of an unprecedented letter that calls for to government to refrain to impose any additional limitations on the use of animals in research. A translation of the letter can be found below: Such limitations, and pressure from activists … Continue reading Top Israeli academics beg Prime Minister to protect animal research