One of the most important goals of Speaking of Research is to counter the misinformation and mistaken beliefs about animal research that are so prevalent in society, even among those who ought to know better, and a recent series of articles in Ampersand - the blog of the organization PRIM&R (Public Responsibility in Medicine & … Continue reading Setting the record straight: Environmental enrichment in animal research.
Month: June 2015
Guest Post: CRPS Animal Models Explained
The following guest post is by Dr Rosie Morland. Dr Morland recently completed a PhD in neuroscience and pain studies at Imperial College, London, and she has a particular interest in how animal models can help increase understanding of complex pain disorders. You can read more from her on her blog. The article was originally … Continue reading Guest Post: CRPS Animal Models Explained
ALF Claims Responsibility for Arson in Mississauga, Canada
In an anonymous communique the ALF claimed responsibility (ALF site) for the destruction of two trucks owned by Harlan Laboratories. In the early morning of June 7, 2015, incendiary devices were ignited and the trucks were destroyed. Thankfully no one was injured and the fire was quickly contained by first responders. Harlan was targeted because … Continue reading ALF Claims Responsibility for Arson in Mississauga, Canada
The antivivisection movement and how to stand up to it
In April 2014 Speaking of Research founder, Tom Holder, published a paper in EMBO reports looking at the structure and motivations of antivivisection groups and organizations, as well as how he got involved in defending animal research. Now, a year after its publication, this article is free-to-view online, or as a pdf. We are reproducing … Continue reading The antivivisection movement and how to stand up to it
Pro-Test Deutschland: Standing up for science in Germany!
Today we welcome the launch a brand new science advocacy organization, and a new member of the Speaking of Research Family, Pro-Test Deutschland! Pro-Test Deutschland is a grassroots science organization founded by 18 young scientists and supporters of medical progress in the German university town of Tübingen. The need for such a grassroots campaign in … Continue reading Pro-Test Deutschland: Standing up for science in Germany!
European Commission rejects Stop Vivisection Initiative
Today the European Commission rejected the Stop Vivisection Initiative that sought to repeal European Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes and ban animal research in the EU. Today, there are effective treatments for many infectious diseases, some forms of cancer, and several chronic diseases such as diabetes. These advancements would … Continue reading European Commission rejects Stop Vivisection Initiative