September 7th 2022 Scientists, educators, and students are returning to school this month. Across university campuses, researchers welcome the next generation of scientists as they continue studies to advance knowledge and contribute to society by delivering new understanding of the universe. For some scientists and educators this means research to understand health and disease, with … Continue reading Scientists reject PETA’s blithe disregard for human rights
July 19, 2022 Speaking of Research, founded in 2008, encourages everyone to play a role in communication, dialogue, and education about animal research. For some, public outreach and advocacy are a natural extension of their work. For others, time and energy can be a barrier. The questions might be: Where do I start? Are there materials … Continue reading Are you Speaking of (Animal) Research?
SPEAKING OF RESEARCH STATEMENT ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND SPECIESISM The recent past has brought increasing attention to injustice and violation of human rights. Those include racism, sexism, and other forms of prejudice and discrimination based on misguided and exploitative notions of human hierarchies. Globally, basic human rights are recognized as an essential and core moral … Continue reading Speaking of Research invites you to sign onto our statement on human rights and speciesism
International competition, domestic research capacity, public health, and public policy came together in a recent article and editorial in the British-based publication of The Economist. The main thrust of the articles was to contemplate how a country’s refusal to conduct and invest in nonhuman primate research could affect the country’s access to new scientific and … Continue reading The Economist sounds the alarm on the consequences of divesting from non-human primate research
February 19th 2021 We are in the midst of a global pandemic—with 105.4 million cases and 2.3 million deaths since the start of the pandemic. Fortunately, due to decades of animal research on coronaviruses, various vaccine candidates were expedited, and their safety and efficacy profile evaluated in animals and humans. As a consequence two vaccines … Continue reading #Evergreen: Opponents of animal research should refuse medical treatment
Faulty assumptions lead to faulty conclusions. Jeremy D. Bailoo, Sangy Panicker & Allyson J. Bennett January 12th 2021 A new entry in the seemingly eternal quest for universal adoption of European approaches to the regulation of research animals appeared today in the journal Scientific Reports. The author, US veterinarian Larry Carbone, estimates from a sample … Continue reading #FactCheckNeeded: How are mice and rats accounted for in the balance of science, medicine, and animal welfare?
July 19, 2019 Allyson J. Bennett Last week we wrote about US legislative and other efforts that address research with nonhuman animals, particularly that conducted by federal agencies. Together those efforts have generated several federally funded workshops, panels, and committees over the past several years. Scientists, policymakers, advocates, and bioethicists have talked, written, and otherwise … Continue reading A roadmap for a public discussion of the ethics of animal research
This weekend there will be science marches around the globe. Scientists and science proponents will gather to provide a visible sign of support for work that benefits the public, the environment, and the world in innumerable ways. The march has been highly publicized - rightfully so, because it serves as a reminder that scientific research … Continue reading Open letter: Private workshop on the “necessity” of monkey research does not represent broad public interests or the scientific community