This article was originally posted on 16 March 2015. On 4 June 2015 we received representation from Cruelty Free International (CFI) asking us to reconsider some of the wording. On 2nd December 2015, at a Judicial Review, CFI and the Home Office agreed to make two, small clarifications to an ASRU report. Having considered all … Continue reading The BUAV – More Unsubstantiated Claims, Spies and Inspection Reports
The BUAV have infiltrated several UK animal laboratories in 2013, however the video footage they have sent to newspapers has shown important scientific research done carefully and with animal welfare in mind.
Seventy-two organizations have signed the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK, committing to improving their communication surrounding the animal research they (or their members) conduct or fund
The 3Rs – Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of animal research – can we measure the impact? Seems easy enough, but there are challenges. How many experiments have been replaced by non-animal alternatives? Do we count every time a cell culture is used in an experiment that might once have been done in vivo? No. While … Continue reading Reduction: A Measure You Can’t Measure
Animal Rights groups are getting smart in their attempt to influence policy in the United Kingdom. The BUAV (British Union for the Abolition Vivisection) already have a collection of "pet" MPs who they use to create EDMs and put their signatures to letters in local newspapers. On the 5th February 2013 they convinced the Conservative … Continue reading The British Government is Speaking of Research
Occasionally you see a factual error or two in a newspaper (gasp!), but this article in the Daily Mirror (British national tabloid newspaper) really takes the proverbial biscuit. As I read further and further down the article I got more and more annoyed before my three years of teaching got the better of me and … Continue reading And when they were wrong, they were very very wrong
Our latest guest post comes from Peter Wright and Eleanor Browne, students of Imperial College London. They have started their own organisation aimed at trying to avoid the imminent crisis heading for biomedical research due to the restrictions on animal transport. We urge you to support their efforts to Keep research afloat - an issue … Continue reading Keep Research Afloat