August 5, 2021 We’ve often written about the many existing venues, activities, and materials designed to encourage public dialogue and informed discussion about animal research. Many individuals, institutions, and organizations contribute to public outreach and education efforts, and also take active roles in dialogue about continuing changes in practice and policy concerning animal welfare and … Continue reading Many voices speaking about animal research: Guest post AALAS Foundation
There is sometimes confusion about how US law protects rats, mice and non-mammalian vertebrates such as birds and fish. Much of this confusion is rooted in the fact that the US Animal Welfare Act (AWA) explicitly excludes purpose-bred rodents (rats of the genus Rattus rattus, mice of the genus Mus mus), as well as birds … Continue reading When are rats, mice, birds and fish protected by US federal laws?
Many of us that work in biomedical research often are confronted with the dreaded question: “What do you do for a living?” The anxiety of the inevitable conversation about animal research can be palpable. One may ask, “Do I tell them the truth and get into a debate about the ethics of animal research? Or … Continue reading Community Outreach: Talking about the animals
Today begins a series of posts that try and show the activities and motivations of a handful of the dedicated animal care technicians from across the country's animal laboratories who work tirelessly to ensure animal welfare remains the highest priority. [Tom] For decades the animal rights movement has worked to define those working in animal … Continue reading Animal Care Staff: ‘Why animal welfare matters’