More than 600 Members of the Scientific Community Call for Withdrawal of Dangerous EPA Directive Which Threatens Humans, Animals and the Environment

Press Release For immediate release October 10, 2019 Contact: Allyson Bennett, contact@speakingofresearch.com                                                                       WASHINGTON, D.C. - The advocacy group  Speaking of Research … Continue reading More than 600 Members of the Scientific Community Call for Withdrawal of Dangerous EPA Directive Which Threatens Humans, Animals and the Environment

Speaking of Research Shares Open Letter with EPA Administrator

Earlier today, Speaking of Research sent its open letter to U.S. Environmental and Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler. The letter, signed by more than 600 members of the scientific community, condemns the agency's recent dangerous directive to reduce and eliminate all chemical safety tests that involve animals. The letter also calls on Wheeler to … Continue reading Speaking of Research Shares Open Letter with EPA Administrator

400 and Counting: Members of the U.S. Scientific Community Denounce EPA’s Decision to Limit Methods for Chemical Safety Testing

In just two weeks, over 400 members of the U.S. scientific community have signed onto our open letter denouncing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) September 10 directive. The directive, announced with continuing fanfare from anti-animal research groups, would reduce and eventually eliminate animal research and testing regardless of the availability of suitable alternative methods to … Continue reading 400 and Counting: Members of the U.S. Scientific Community Denounce EPA’s Decision to Limit Methods for Chemical Safety Testing

Sign onto open letter denouncing EPA decision on animal research

The September 10, 2019 announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce and eventually eliminate animal research and testing is hazardous to human, animal, and environmental health. This directive flies in the face of the EPA’s mission to “protect human health and the environment” and “to ensure that national efforts to reduce environmental risks … Continue reading Sign onto open letter denouncing EPA decision on animal research

Animal research brings home the gold

The 2019 Golden Goose Awards have been announced, and once again animal research wins! These awards were established in 2012 by Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) to honor federally funded research“whose work may once have been viewed as unusual, odd, or obscure, but has produced important discoveries benefiting society in significant ways.” The awards, which have … Continue reading Animal research brings home the gold

Evergreen: 2017. Research institutions have a moral responsibility to defend their research programs and scientists

It’s early September, the start of another academic year. Another year in which scientists, particularly those who engage in responsible animal research, will wonder whether their institutions have their backs. I recently was reminded by my university’s public affairs office about its standing policy to not include animals in the titles of science articles, and … Continue reading Evergreen: 2017. Research institutions have a moral responsibility to defend their research programs and scientists

What is sentience?

Juan Carlos Marvizon, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA I must confess that I initially disliked the word “sentience”. Maybe it was because for me it carried religious connotations that should not be mixed with science. Or maybe it was because I saw it as a devious way to avoid confronting … Continue reading What is sentience?