New report on scientists “In the line of fire”

March 25, 2022 Allyson J. Bennett, Amanda M. Dettmer  In a new report, Science writer Cathleen O'Grady provides a thought-provoking look at abuse directed at scientists. Her report focuses on COVID-19 scientists and includes stunning new survey data.  O'Grady connects the dots to other areas of science, like animal research and climate change, where scientists … Continue reading New report on scientists “In the line of fire”

Guest Post: What Animal Rights Groups Don’t Tell You About Non-Animal Models

And How Scientists Can Effectively Communicate About It February 28th 2022 Guest Post By Naomi Charalambakis, PhDAssociate Director of Science PolicyFederation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Naomi Charalambakis, PhD It’s no secret that animal rights groups make a concerted—and often aggressive—effort to misrepresent the truth about scientific research with animals. Social media has … Continue reading Guest Post: What Animal Rights Groups Don’t Tell You About Non-Animal Models

Precedent-setting lawsuit?  IACUC members file lawsuit to seek protection

UPDATE: May 17, 2022: A federal judge has granted the IACUC members a preliminary injunction to ensure their safety. Read more here. February 24th 2022 In the face of escalating harassment, hostility, and anger from anti-animal research groups, members of the University of Washington Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee have filed a lawsuit seeking … Continue reading Precedent-setting lawsuit?  IACUC members file lawsuit to seek protection

Speaking of Research invites you to sign onto our statement on human rights and speciesism

SPEAKING OF RESEARCH STATEMENT ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND SPECIESISM The recent past has brought increasing attention to injustice and violation of human rights. Those include racism, sexism, and other forms of prejudice and discrimination based on misguided and exploitative notions of human hierarchies. Globally, basic human rights are recognized as an essential and core moral … Continue reading Speaking of Research invites you to sign onto our statement on human rights and speciesism

Casey Affleck and PETA Know How to Harass Women

September 14th 2021 Historically, he’s harassed colleagues in the film industry. Now he’s harassing women scientists. Yesterday, Casey Affleck inspired a whopping dozen or so protestors at UMass Amherst to join him in protesting against Dr. Agnès Lacreuse, Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences there, who is conducting humane, ethical, and vital research with marmosets … Continue reading Casey Affleck and PETA Know How to Harass Women

The Important Role of Animal Research in mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Development

September 2nd 2021 Speaking of Research commends the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for releasing a statement that our readers are intimately aware of: Basic as well as applied research with animals has played a critical role in our response to the pandemic. Statements such as these from trusted experts are integral given … Continue reading The Important Role of Animal Research in mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Development

#Evergreen: Fair partners in dialogue: Starting assumptions matter and they should be spelled out

April 2nd 2021 In the last few weeks we have detailed the irresponsible behavior of those opposed to animal research during the pandemic and the hypocrisy of their rhetoric now that vaccines have received Emergency Use Authorization—thanks to over a decade of animal research as well as in safety and efficacy testing. We also wrote about how recent media coverage … Continue reading #Evergreen: Fair partners in dialogue: Starting assumptions matter and they should be spelled out