University of California President Mark Yudof and all UC Chancellors have signed onto the Pro-Test Petition, a statement of principles in support of scientists work with animals in biomedical research. The Petition, a joint project of Americans for Medical Progress, Pro-Test for Science and Speaking of Research, recently reached the milestone of 10,000 signatories. Among … Continue reading Unanimous support of UC Leadership to Animal Research
Animal rights groups and extremists have raised a very loud chorus against animal research. Well-funded, media-savvy campaigns and over-the-top publicity stunts ensure that the public receives a biased and negative message about the role and value of animal studies. As a result of decades of investment in extensive campaigning, these groups have contributed to decreasing … Continue reading Raising Voices: Animal Research Advocacy and Community Engagement
Backing up a recent post by DrugMonkey, Speaking of Research is now urging you to write to your Member of Congress (contact my Congress Representative) and Senator (contact my Senator) to request that they sign the Pro-Test Petition. For example (Pick one of the three coloured paragraphs): Dear <insert name of your Senator/Member of Congress … Continue reading Have your Senator and Congressman signed yet?
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) recently emailed its members urging them to sign the Pro-Test Petition (see our earlier posts).The result was over 3000 members signing their support in under 24 hours, bringing the total signatures to over 6,500! SfN President, Thomas Carew, sent this to SfN members: Dear SfN Members, Consider adding your voice: … Continue reading Over 3000 Society for Neuroscience members back animal research
For a long time YouTube has been the home of animal rights activists showing montages of outdated experiments in an attempt to misrepresent current research. However times are changing and so I'm going to take a moment to show you a few of the videos which support research and the researchers on the web. Speaking … Continue reading Pro-Research message starts to spread across YouTube
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