Words matter

September 15, 2022  Sangy Panicker Just as starting assumptions matter, words matter. Why? Because language shapes discourse, dialogue, understanding, and opinion. Hence, accurate terms and terminology are critical. And what does this mean in the context of animal research? It means dropping tired old labels and phrases in favor of more apt ones.  Continuing to … Continue reading Words matter

Scientists reject PETA’s blithe disregard for human rights

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

Evergreen: Puberty blockers are (still) all over the news (and laws). How did they come about?

June 1, 2022 Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈 Nearly a year ago, we wrote about the animal-research origins of puberty blockers and the lifesaving potential for these treatments for gender-diverse adolescents. With the wave of anti-LBGTQ legislation across states in recent weeks and months, including Florida's "Don't say gay" law and Alabama's banning of gender-affirming healthcare … Continue reading Evergreen: Puberty blockers are (still) all over the news (and laws). How did they come about?

Speaking of Research invites you to sign onto our statement on human rights and speciesism

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

Puberty blockers are all over the news (and laws). How did they come about?

June 4th 2021 June is Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈 And this year, Pride Month follows a particularly tumultuous legislative period in the U.S with respect to LGBTQIA health. Recently, news about states introducing or passing legislation to restrict or ban the use of medical treatments aimed at treating transgender youth has been fast and furious. Lawmakers … Continue reading Puberty blockers are all over the news (and laws). How did they come about?