February 28th 2022 In news from Down Under, the parliament of New South Wales (Australia’s most populous state) has called for an "Inquiry into the use of primates and other animals in medical research in New South Wales”. The inquiry is being run by the Health portfolio of the upper house (Legislative Council; equivalent to … Continue reading Australian state parliament conducts inquiry about use of animals in research-your views are needed!
Trichur Vidyasagar, University of Melbourne The media regularly report impressive medical advances. However, in most cases, there is a reluctance by scientists, the universities, or research institutions they work for, and the media to mention animals used in that research, let alone non-human primates. Such omission misleads the public and works against long-term sustainability of … Continue reading We mightn’t like it, but there are ethical reasons to use animals in medical research
In May 2014, Understanding Animal Research brought seventy-two organizations together to sign the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK, committing signatories to improving their communication surrounding the animal research they (or their members) conduct or fund. Signatories undertaken to fulfill the Concordat’s four commitments: We will be clear about when, how and … Continue reading Two Years On: The Concordat on Openness on Animal Research
The Ethics Centre, an independent not-for-profit organisation in Australia, held its second IQ2 debate on the motion: "Animal rights should trump human interests". Supporting the motion was shark attack survivor, Paul de Gelder, animal lawyer, Ruth Hatten, and philanthropist Philip Wollen. Opposing the motion was ethicist Dr Leslie Cannold, Commissioner at the Australian Centre for … Continue reading Debating Animal Research in Australia