Don’t let PeTA bullies control the direction of medical research, education and training

What do you know?  PeTA is at it again. This time their rage is directed at “RoboRoach” — a science project aimed at introducing students to sensory neurophysiology and brain-machine interfaces. Backyard Brains is selling an experiment for educational purposes that illustrates one of the fundamental scientific tools that allow us to restore function in patients … Continue reading Don’t let PeTA bullies control the direction of medical research, education and training

Do your Share – Animal Research Education

School visits about animal research have usually been the domain of animal rights groups like HSUS and PETA, however a new program is set to challenge that. Scott Dobrin and Elizabeth Burnett, with the support of Americans for Medical Progress’ Michael D. Hayre Fellowship, have built a program for schools which aims to address the … Continue reading Do your Share – Animal Research Education

#Brain Awareness Week: The Role of Animals in Neuroscience

March 17, 2022 If you’re a regular reader of the Speaking of Research science blog you will know that we are very interested in neuroscience – in fact several of us are neuroscientists – so you won’t be surprised to learn that we have been following events of Brain Awareness Week.  Brain Awareness Week is … Continue reading #Brain Awareness Week: The Role of Animals in Neuroscience

Openness Improves the Public’s Perception of Animal Research

March 9th, 2022Chris Petkov Much of the public supports vital animal research conducted in the most humane way possible. Yet, animal rights activists, seeking to end all animal research regardless of its societal worth, continue to propagate the perception that animal research is cruel, unnecessary, hidden and not supported by the public or government. The … Continue reading Openness Improves the Public’s Perception of Animal Research

Animal Research in Switzerland in 2020

November 12th 2021 We have translated the statistics for animal research conducted in Switzerland in 2020 and these data are summarized below. Overall, there were 556,107 animals used in research and animal testing in Switzerland in 2020 — a 2.8% decrease compared to 2019. The collection of statistical data on animal use are undoubtedly useful … Continue reading Animal Research in Switzerland in 2020

2019 French Animal Use Statistics

August 25th 2019 Until 2013, France released their animal research statistics on a triennial basis. Since 2014 and the implementation of EU Directive 2010/43, the French Ministry of Higher education, Research and Innovation began publishing animal use statistics on an annual basis. According to the 2019 figures, France conducted 1,865,403 procedures on animals in 2019, … Continue reading 2019 French Animal Use Statistics

Animal Research in Switzerland in 2019

August 24th 2021 We have translated the statistics for animal research conducted in Switzerland in 2019 and these data are summarized below. Overall, there were 572,069 animals used in research and animal testing in Switzerland in 2019 — a 2.4% decrease compared to 2018. According to the Federal Veterinary Office, the BLV, this decrease is … Continue reading Animal Research in Switzerland in 2019