Animal Testing and Human Trials: Alternatives or Complements?

The Animal Justice Project, a British-based animal rights group, is no stranger to misinformation. Previously we have debunked their factual errors regarding malaria studies in Sweden and eye injury studies. There was also the time they produced a press release which suggested 52oC (125oF) was the same as boiling water (which admittedly might be true … Continue reading Animal Testing and Human Trials: Alternatives or Complements?

Animal Justice Project misleading public over Swedish malaria study

At the end of last year, the Animal Justice Project and Djurr√§ttsalliansen Animal Rights (AR) groups hit the news once again by organizing an online petition to stop pre-clinical trials of a new malaria vaccine on 24 monkeys that are currently at the Astrid Fagraeus Laboratory (AFL), part of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. This … Continue reading Animal Justice Project misleading public over Swedish malaria study

Animal Justice Project: Same nonsense, different name

When I first took up my job explaining animal science to the public, I thought I would spend much of my time talking about ethics. I was looking forward to it - my academic specialisms within were rights and ethics and I was more than ready to talk about animal rights and the ethics of … Continue reading Animal Justice Project: Same nonsense, different name