The nation's largest primatological scientific society, the American Society of Primalogists (ASP), has posted a strong statement sent January 21 in support for the scientist and research under attack by PETA. The statement can be found on ASP's website: https://www.asp.org/index.cfm In its entirety, the letter reads: "Members of the Board of Directors of the American … Continue reading American Society of Primatologists’ statement of support for NIH primate research
Month: January 2015
Supporting science: NIH answers PETA
The National Institutes of Health released a statement Monday in support of a well-respected and long-standing primate research program within the NIH intramural program that has been the subject of an ongoing PETA campaign. The focus of the research program, under the direction of Dr. Stephen J. Suomi, is on: “examining the behavioral and biological … Continue reading Supporting science: NIH answers PETA
American Psychological Association supports NIH primate researcher Stephen J. Suomi
Research conducted within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) intramural program has been the focus of a PETA campaign over the past several months. Elements of the campaign mirror tactics PETA has used elsewhere to generate media coverage, fundraising, and emails or phone calls to the NIH. The campaign recently reached beyond newspaper, bus, and … Continue reading American Psychological Association supports NIH primate researcher Stephen J. Suomi
70 year old professor retires and closes lab, PETA claims victory
The retirement of a highly respected senior neuroscientist at the center of a sustained recent publicity campaign by an animal rights group generated a victory claim on Friday when PETA realized that their target had retired. The retirement came after a productive and award-winning 40 year research and teaching career. University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscience Professor … Continue reading 70 year old professor retires and closes lab, PETA claims victory
Italian court finds beagle breeders guilty in politically motivated trial
Today, three members of management at Green Hill beagle breeding facility were found guilty of animal mistreatment and each sentenced to a 12-18 month prison sentence. This sentence is a farce, as we will explain. But first, let us return to the beginning. In 2011, animal rights activists began a high profile campaign against the … Continue reading Italian court finds beagle breeders guilty in politically motivated trial
Why I Became an Animal Technologist
Today's guest post is by animal technologist, Jazzminn Hembree, who explains why she became an animal technologist and what her job involves. If you enjoy this, also check out an older post by Kelly Walton, DVM, where she explains why she became an animal veterinarian. I’ll start by introducing myself, my name is Jazzminn Hembree … Continue reading Why I Became an Animal Technologist
Primate research and twenty years of stem cell firsts
This guest post is by Jordana Lenon, B.S., B.A., Senior Editor, Wisconsin National Primate Research Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center. The research will also be featured this evening in a public talk at UW-Madison's Wednesday Nite at the Lab. WN@tL: “Twenty Years of Stem Cell Milestones at the UW.” Details … Continue reading Primate research and twenty years of stem cell firsts
2015 – The Year of the Science Communicator!
Science is really, really important. From the ability to communicate with almost anyone in the world using a pocket-sized device, to the ability to land a robot on an asteroid 400 million kilometres away, science is constantly pushing us to new heights. Science also has a huge impact on the treatments and medicines that we … Continue reading 2015 – The Year of the Science Communicator!