January 9th 2020 Short read summary: Local news reported yesterday that the council of a small Wisconsin city voted in favor of an ordinance that would “ban dog and cat experimental breeding in Richland Center and prohibits transporting dogs and cats outside of Richland Center for experimentation elsewhere.” The only source cited in the WKOW … Continue reading #AskScientists: Small US city bans research animal breeding, why?
Allyson J. Bennett & Alanna Brownell Psychology Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison Nonhuman animals play an essential role in our understanding of systems that are key to health and disease in humans and other animals. Basic discoveries about physiological, neural, genetic, immunological, and other systems serve as the foundation for advances in medicine, including treatment and … Continue reading Understanding US Annual Reports on Number of Animals in Research
The Canadian Council on Animal Care is the national peer-review organization responsible for setting, maintaining, and overseeing the implementation of high standards for animal ethics and care in science throughout Canada. Yesterday it released the 2016 statistics describing the numbers and species of animals utilized in science. It shows that 4,308,921 animals were used in … Continue reading Canada sees rise in animal research numbers in 2016