Speaking of Research in the Media

Speaking of Research are regularly asked to provide comments for news articles, or appear on radio and TV. If you would like to speak to one of our members, please contact us on:
– Tom Holder – tom@speakingofresearch.com – +44 7802 482 994 (UK)
– Paula Clifford – paula@speakingofresearch.com +1-609-346-9945 (US)

Also, please check out our short background briefings on animal research in the US, UK, Germany and Canada.

Speaking of Research in the Media

2017

8 September 2017 – Science – PETA versus the postdoc: Animal rights group targets young researcher for first time
14 July 2017 – Science – A trans-Atlantic transparency gap on animal experiments
13 July 2017 – The Scientist – UK Researchers Used Fewer Animals Last Year (UK)
13 July 2017 – The Sun – Britain’s Shame: Millions of genetically modified animals are being bred, caged, and killed ‘without any scientific gain’, charity warns (UK)
13 July 2017 – Huffington Post – Numbers may have gone down, but animal research remains vital (UK)
24 May 2017 – Science Insider – Activist battle US government in court over making animal welfare reports public (US)
31 March 2017 – Science Insider – Few US animal inspections being posted (US)
20 February 2017 – CNN – USDA inspection reports are vital to safeguard animals (US)
17 February 2017 – Science Insider – In reversal, USDA reposts some animal welfare records it had removed from website (US)
16 February 2017 – Bismarck Tribune – USDA needs to bring back animal info (US)
14 February 2017 – Vocativ – Animal Welfare groups sue USDA for removing public documents (US)
9 February 2017 – Washington Post – USDA removed animal welfare reports from its site. A showhorse lawsuit may be why (US)
9 February 2017 – Science Insider – USDA scrubbing of animal records may have been sparked by horse lawsuit (US)
7 February 2017 – Science Insider – USDA responds to outcry over removal of animal welfare documents, lawsuit threats (US)
15 January 2017 – The Argus – PETA – Campaigning With Shock Value, Fighting The Right Fight (US)

2016
14 December 2016 – Columbia Missourian – Amid scrutiny, MU and research institutions rely on animal testing (US)
4 December 2016 – Chronicle of Higher Education – Reconsidering Research on Primates (US)
21 November 2016 – Science Insider – Conservatives, liberals team up against animal research (US)
15 November 2016 – Washington Post – Should dogs be guinea pigs in government research? A bipartisan group says no (US)
8 September 2016 – Science Insider – Workshop on ethics of monkey research earns cheers and boos (US)
18 August 2016 – Wired – The Deaths of 9 Retired Research Chimps Ignite a Biology Feud (US)
20 July 2016 – Daily Mirror – Revealed: Full horror of brutal animal testing at government military lab sparks campaigners’ fury (UK)
14 April 2016 – Huffington Post – This article was not tested on animals (UK)
24 February 2016 – Nature – Week in Science
22 February 2016 – Science Insider – NIH to review its policies on all nonhuman primate research (US)
20 January 2016 – STAT – PETA pumps millions into scientific research in bid to spare lab animals (US)

2015
14 December 2015 – Science Insider – Decision to end monkey experiments based on finances, not animal rights, NIH says (US)
18 November 2015 – Science Insider – Animal rights group targets NIH director’s home (US)
15 October 2015 – New Zealand Herald – Why Peta uses sex to save animals (NZ)
14 October 2015 – Daily Mail – PETA turns 35. Still using sex and shock for animal causes (UK)
14 October 2015 – US News – PETA turns 35. Still using sex and shock for animal causes (US)
18 September 2015 – Care2 – What happens to Lab Chimps after the Testing Stops (US)
30 July 2015 – RADIO – BBC Radio West Midlands – Animal Numbers (UK)


21 July 2015 – RADIO – Radio Spintalk Ire – Animal research general (UK)


21 July 2015 – Huffington Post UK – Why People Are Wrong to Oppose the New Beagle Breeding Facility (UK)
16 July 2015 – Huffington Post UK – Animal testing beagle puppy farm approved in Yorkshire (UK)
17 July 2015 – Inquisitr – Live Animal Testing Beagle Dog Far Approved in Britain (UK)
15 July 2015 – BuzzFeed – Lawmakers: Painful monkey experiments should be reviewed (US)
14 July 2015 – Laboratory Equipment – Animal Research Declining in Some Categories, USDA says (US)
9 July 2015 – Science Insider – Use of regulated animals in US biomedical research falls to lowest level on record (US)
12 June 2015 – TELEVISION – ITV Calendar – B&K Breeding Facility (UK)

3 April 2015 – Wall Street Journal – Will U.K. Politicians Pledge to Ban ‘Most’ Animal Research? (UK)
1 April 2015 – Open Democracy UK – Six Ways to Break British Research (UK)
31 March 2015 – in-Pharma – UK politician pledge would ban 89% of animal research, say scientists (UK)
24 March – 2015 – BuzzFeed – 164 Parliamentary Candidates Signed Animal Testing Pledge That Would “Halt” Medical Research (UK)
5 February 2015 – TELEVISION – BBC Look East – New AstraZeneca facility (UK)

2014
27 November 2014 – The Times – Students offered cash to spy on animal experiments (UK)
26 November 2014 – io9 – Why the US is one of the Cruelest Places in the World for Lab Animals (US)
22 November 2014 – RADIO – BBC Radio West Midlands (UK)
20 November 2014 – RADIO – BBC Radio Three Counties Radio (UK)
27 October 2014 – The Independent – Anti-Vivisection group offers cash to name Cambridge animal testing lab workers (UK)
25 October 2014 – The Mirror – Cambridge undergraduates offered bribes to spy on students who experiment on animals (UK)
24 October 2014 – Daily Mail – Animal rights ‘extremists’ offer Cambridge undergraduates money in exchange for personal details of students involved with experiments on animals (UK)
24 October 2014 – Varsity – Activists offer money to students who report animal testing (UK)
8 September 2014 – CBS News – Questions raised about mental health studies on baby monkeys at NIH labs (US)
1 August 2014 – RADIO – BBC Radio Northampton – Norman Baker Comments (UK)


1 August 2014 – RADIO – BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire – Norman Baker Comments (UK)


1 August 2014 – RADIO – BBC Radio Hereford and Worcestershire (UK)


3 June 2014 – TELEVISION – BBC Look North – Hull Breeding Facility Appear(UK)

2 June 2014 – RADIO – BBC Radio West Midlands – UCL Cats (UK)


2 June 2014 – RADIO – LBC Radio – UCL Cats (UK)
22 May 2014 – Cherwell – Oxford launch new animal research and commit to transparency (UK)
1 May 2014 – Times Higher Education – Why animal researchers are ending their silence (UK)
13 February 2014 – Cherwell – Investigation: Animal Testing (UK)
29 January 2014 – RADIO – BBC Radio 5 Live – Animal Research in Oxford (UK)

2013
13 November 2013 – RADIO – BBC Radio Leeds – Hull Beagle Breeding Facility (UK)
13 November 2013 – RADIO – BBC Radio Northampton – Hull Beagle Breeding Facility (UK)

2012
20 November 2012 – Examiner – Spinal injured dogs able to walk again with cell transplants (US)
25 July 2012 – TELEVISION – BBC Breakfast – University defends tests on kittens for lazy eye research (UK)
22 July 2012 – The Mirror – Sew Cruel: Scientists stitch up kittens’ eyes in shocking experiment (UK)
22 June 2012 – TELEVISION – BBC Look North – Using stray animals in research (UK)

28 June 2012 – RADIO – BBC Radio Leeds – FOI of Leeds University (UK)
18 March 2012 – TELEVISION – BBC1 The Big Questions – Is Animal Testing Justified (UK)

7 March 2012 – Huffington Post – Is Animal Research Worth It for Robotic Prosthetic Hands? (US)
15 February 2012 – Nature – NIH tightening access to ‘random source’ dogs and cats (US)

2011 and earlier
21 June 2011 – RADIO – BBC Radio Sheffield (UK)
24 October 2010 – BBC Radio Leeds – EDM calling to cap animal research (UK)
8 April 2010 – Daily Bruin – UCLA students gather for ‘Pro-Test’ to support animal research (US)
11 November 2009 – TELEVISION – CNN Bloggers Bunch (TV) – Extremism (US)

1 May 2009 – Nature Neuroscience – Marching for Science (US)
24 April 2009 – Seed Magazine – Defending Animal Research (US)
13 April 2009 – Los Angeles Times – UCLA professor stands up to violent animal rights activists (US)
8 August 2008 – Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Medical Researchers Live in Fear (US)
8 August 2008 – RADIO – Capital Public Radio Insight (US)


8 April 2008 – KIRO-FM Radio – Dave Ross Show (US)
6 August 2008 – Lodi News-Sentinel – The war on scientists in America (US)

Tom Holder on BBC

Tom Holder, founder of Speaking of Research, speaking to the BBC