UK Government defends Beagle Breeding facilty

As early as 2013 we discussed why it made sense, from an animal welfare perspective, for the UK to approve the expansion of the B&K beagle breeding facility. The UK currently imports 20% of dogs used in research (the rest are bred at UK breeding facilities). The expanded facility in Hull hopes to reduce the … Continue reading UK Government defends Beagle Breeding facilty

Beagle Freedom Project Uses Former Research Dogs to Spotlight its Anti-Research Campaign

Today’s guest post  is by Dr. Cindy Buckmaster, chair of Americans for Medical Progress. Activists at the Beagle Freedom Project (BFP) continue to gather support for their agenda to end animal-based research - and some in the research community are unknowingly helping them. Many of you have seen recent TV news items or read news … Continue reading Beagle Freedom Project Uses Former Research Dogs to Spotlight its Anti-Research Campaign

Animal Research Saved Both My Dogs

By Michael Brunt Recently a post was written to dispel the myth that animals do not naturally suffer from the same diseases as humans.   I thought it appropriate to address another commonly held myth: that animals do not benefit from animal research. The medications and therapies people use could only have been developed through … Continue reading Animal Research Saved Both My Dogs

Speaking of Statistics

We recently updated the statistics page of the website. Here are the highlights: The numbers of dogs used in research was at its lowest rate since measurements began in the 1970s. The current figure is less than 1/3 of its number in the late 1970s. The number of cats used remains at a general low … Continue reading Speaking of Statistics

Cool heads required!

Every year thousands of babies born in the United States suffer from perinatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), a condition where a lack of oxygen and reduced blood supply during or shortly after birth causes brain damage and can lead to death or serious disability in later life. HIE results from a variety of causes, for example … Continue reading Cool heads required!

New DVD shows how biomedical research can save your pet!

Americans for Medical Progress, whom Speaking of Research works side by side with, have just released a fantastic new DVD which looks at the impact of animal research on veterinary medicine. The DVD follows four veterinarians; Marilyn Brown, Arnold Goldman, Lisa Portnoy and John Young, who lent their thoughts, hearts and voices in order to … Continue reading New DVD shows how biomedical research can save your pet!

Peta and HSUS fight for the legacy of the ‘Queen of Mean’

Peta (People for the Ethical Treatmet of Animals) and HSUS (Humane Society of the United States) are both trying to lay claim to the estate of the late Leona Helmsley, once dubbed the Queen of Mean. Helmsley's fortune is estimated at $5-8 billion (around 3 times the combined incomes of everyone living in Zimbabwe).  Helmsley … Continue reading Peta and HSUS fight for the legacy of the ‘Queen of Mean’