Performative politics and animal research: When is a ban not a ban?

March 24, 2022Speaking of Research¬† From the EU to individual countries to small municipalities in the US there appears to be a new wave of trendy legislative efforts. The general idea is a proposal to ban some aspects of research or testing that involves nonhuman animals. The ban may take the form of directly interfering … Continue reading Performative politics and animal research: When is a ban not a ban?

Swiss overwhelmingly reject anti-animal research legislation

February 15th 2022 Switzerland has rejected, for the fourth time since 1985, a ballot initiative that would ban animal testing. Nearly 80% of voters said no to the motion (popular initiative). The percentage of voters opposed was higher than previous votes, including: 1985 (70% against), 1992 (56% against) and 1993 (72% against). We join others … Continue reading Swiss overwhelmingly reject anti-animal research legislation

AR groups winning hollow PR victories

Animal Rights groups like PETA and HSUS have been trumpeting the latest PR victories by animal rights campaigners - but what's behind these "success stories"? The first "victory" for AR groups, recently touted by PeTA, was a ban on animal testing put in place by the small country of San Marino. However, let us put … Continue reading AR groups winning hollow PR victories