Pro-Test: The demonstration that changed a decade

“No more threats, no more fear, animal research wanted here”. On February 25th 2006 that chant, and many others, rang out across the city of Oxford. Around 1,000 students, scientists and patients marched through the streets both to demonstrate support for the building of a new animal research facility, and to protest against the animal … Continue reading Pro-Test: The demonstration that changed a decade

Over 200 institutions publish online animal research position statements

It's a good start but there's plenty more still to be done, and it is being done. Yesterday the University of Edinburgh launched their excellent new animal research resource  http://www.ed.ac.uk/research/animal-research, too late to be included on our list this time around, but definitely worthy of full marks! Over 200 research institutions now have clear policy … Continue reading Over 200 institutions publish online animal research position statements

Open Letter to the Australian Senate regarding a proposed bill to ban the import of primates

The following letter has been sent to the Committee Secretary of the Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications regarding the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Prohibition of Live Imports of Primates for Research) Bill 2015. This proposed bill would ban the Australian research community from importing primates for use in biomedical research. The following … Continue reading Open Letter to the Australian Senate regarding a proposed bill to ban the import of primates

Background Briefing on Animal Research in Germany

Speaking of Research have now added a fourth background briefing on animal research to our list. We now have a German background briefing - in both English and German - to add to our briefings on the US, UK and Canada. We hope this briefing will offer journalists, politicians and the public a short, handy overview of the … Continue reading Background Briefing on Animal Research in Germany

5 Minutes with an Animal Care Facility Coordinator

Richard Marble, an Animal Care Facility Coordinator at Ferris State University, is a dedicated and experienced Animal Technologist who takes his responsibility of caring for the animals in his care seriously.  Following a guest post (It’s All About the Animals) in which Richard wrote giving insight into what is it like being an animal facility … Continue reading 5 Minutes with an Animal Care Facility Coordinator

Why People Are Wrong to Oppose the New UK Beagle Breeding Facility

This post was originally posted on Huffington Post UK's website. It is reprinted with permission from both the author and the Huffington Post. The original hyperlinks which were stripped out of the HP article have been returned. Where do medicines come from? It’s not a question most of us bother with when we take advantage … Continue reading Why People Are Wrong to Oppose the New UK Beagle Breeding Facility

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!