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?
Elephants in the room: Openness in public vs private research facilities in the US
March 30, 2022Allyson J. Bennett & Sangy Panicker Openness and transparency in animal research are perennial topics of discussion (ex: here, here, here). The terms remain poorly defined. Nonetheless, they are often used both by those opposed to animal research and by advocates for animal research. The terms are used for both praise and criticism … Continue reading Elephants in the room: Openness in public vs private research facilities in the US
Baboon Escape: Australia sees result of silence about nonhuman primate research
March 4th 2020 As reported in The Guardian, “the escape of three baboons involved in research has sparked renewed calls for greater transparency in medical testing on animals in Australia.” https://twitter.com/9NewsSyd/status/1232208733733654528 The three baboons, one male and two female, were being transported to a veterinary facility associated with a Sydney hospital where the male was … Continue reading Baboon Escape: Australia sees result of silence about nonhuman primate research
Evergreen: 2014. Speaking of Research develops rating system and growing list of animal research websites
In this first “Evergreen” post we revisit our article from 5 years ago in which we announced our rating system and the results of our survey of websites by universities, companies, and health research funders. In that post we describe what makes a good public facing statement and website to share information about animal research. … Continue reading Evergreen: 2014. Speaking of Research develops rating system and growing list of animal research websites
Will PETA Embrace Openness?
Two weeks ago, the American scientific community took a stand. Hundreds of scientists, veterinarians and animal care staff signed a letter in support of greater openness. To top it off, four Nobel Laureates - William Campbell, Mario Capecchi, Carol Greider and Torsten Wiesel - added their names to the list. The letter calls for America’s … Continue reading Will PETA Embrace Openness?
Nobel Prize Winners lead the call for greater openness in animal research
USA Today has published our open letter calling for increased openness about the important role of animals in health research. Below, we provide the full list of almost 600 signatures, including four Nobel Laureates, who have signed their support for our initiative. We hope this action will put pressure on institutions across the US to … Continue reading Nobel Prize Winners lead the call for greater openness in animal research
Let’s make it 500 voices in support of openness!
We’ve reached nearly 500 signatures on our Open Letter calling for greater openness in animal research in the U.S.! We will soon be making this letter public and we need your help to show that America's scientific community stands firmly behind openness, transparency, and the importance of animal studies to medical progress. Animal research plays … Continue reading Let’s make it 500 voices in support of openness!
An Effective Response to Animal Activism
This week marks World Week for Animals in Laboratories, an annual animal activist observance for those who oppose the use of animals in health research. While WWAIL, as it is often called, is not as heavily observed nowadays as it has been in the past, it still features a handful of protests and other actions … Continue reading An Effective Response to Animal Activism