The Fact Check: PETA vs. Christine Lattin

A systematic evaluation of PETA’s claims about Dr. Christine Lattin’s research highlights a lack of context, misrepresentation of her work, and – in some cases – statements that are just not factually accurate. Again, PETA demonstrates to the world why we should not take such claims at face value. PETA’s campaign against Dr. Christine Lattin, … Continue reading The Fact Check: PETA vs. Christine Lattin

Animal Justice Project misleading public over Swedish malaria study

At the end of last year, the Animal Justice Project and Djurrättsalliansen 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

The BUAV is misinforming UK policy makers

If you are a PPC who has arrived on this page via a link sent by a colleague or voter, it is because they wish you to have the facts on animal research before making any decisions on the BUAV's 6 PPC pledges. Introduction The BUAV (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection) has been … Continue reading The BUAV is misinforming UK policy makers

Forty Reasons to Act. Five Minutes to do it.

The Science Action Network, which includes Speaking of Research, have been working hard to help dispel some of the animal rights myths across the web. Thanks to your help we have rebalanced many of the online discussions about animal research, for example, in the Independent (UK national newspaper) there was a poorly constructed argument about … Continue reading Forty Reasons to Act. Five Minutes to do it.

The #ARnonsense Effect

We are now one month on from the start of the Science Action Network, which aims to enable scientists to respond to misinformation from animal rights groups (AKA #ARnonsense). So how do we measure the effect of such a campaign? We tried to show some of the success we had in the first 18 days … Continue reading The #ARnonsense Effect

Around the Web in Eighteen Days – The Science Action Network

Eighteen days ago we announced the formation of the Science Action Network, in conjunction with Understanding Animal Research (UAR), which aims to encourage and enable scientists to respond to animal rights misinformation across the internet. We recently wrote a post explaining why such actions are important, saying: [I]t is important to comment on these stories … Continue reading Around the Web in Eighteen Days – The Science Action Network

Why Should We Respond to Internet Activists?

Ten days ago we announced our Science Action Network (supported by UAR), which aims to debunk animal rights misinformation (Twitter: #ARnonsense) across the internet. Our first week has had its successes, turning one poll from 22% against to (at time of writing) 71% in favour of animal research. We've also helped direct a few extra … Continue reading Why Should We Respond to Internet Activists?