The antivivisection movement and how to stand up to it

In April 2014 Speaking of Research founder, Tom Holder, published a paper in EMBO reports looking at the structure and motivations of antivivisection groups and organizations, as well as how he got involved in defending animal research. Now, a year after its publication, this article is free-to-view online, or as a pdf. We are reproducing … Continue reading The antivivisection movement and how to stand up to it

ALF Claims Responsibility for CALAS National Office Vandalism

On Tuesday, July 15, an act of vandalism occurred near the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science National Office in Toronto, ON.  There were no injuries and a police investigation is ongoing. The extremist website Bite Back published an unsigned communique: "On July 14, 2014, in Toronto, the Animal Liberation Front injected butyric acid into … Continue reading ALF Claims Responsibility for CALAS National Office Vandalism

Global Trends in Animal Rights Activism 2013

In 2011 I wrote a post about the number of animal rights incidents posted on the Bite Back website (warning: AR extremist website) which logs many incidents of animal rights extremism around the world. The analysis only looks at the July - September period as it was too cumbersome to get all the figures for … Continue reading Global Trends in Animal Rights Activism 2013

Pro-Test to rise again

The following press release from Pro-Test Italia has had links added. Pro-Test rises again: Scientists in Italy follow UK Lead and Stand up to Animal Rights Extremism On Saturday 1 June 2013, hundreds of Italian researchers are to take to the streets of Milan in defence of lifesaving medical and veterinary research. In a demonstration … Continue reading Pro-Test to rise again

European Storm Clouds gather over Italy

There has been a rise in animal rights extremism across much of Europe for some time. Movements have increasingly focused on the breeding and transporting of Beagles used in animal experiments, however some seem to be broadening to all research. While the UK has locked up the worst extremists (and those who have since been … Continue reading European Storm Clouds gather over Italy

UK Trends in Animal Rights Activism – The Rest of the Story

Recently, I posted an analysis of animal rights extremism in the UK, USA, Italy, Germany, Mexico and Sweden. By looking at the number of Animal rights activities annually over a 3 month period I described in a drop in the number of illegal incidents in the UK. In the previous post I said: The UK … Continue reading UK Trends in Animal Rights Activism – The Rest of the Story

Global Trends in Animal Rights Activism

I note that as I write this post I have no idea how this post will conclude. In order to count the number of global animal rights incidents I began to scan the Bite Back website (warning: AR extremist website) which logs most (all?) incidents of animal rights extremism globally. I found that eight countries … Continue reading Global Trends in Animal Rights Activism