Over ten thousand supporters have signed their name to the Pro-Test Petition (www.raisingvoices.net), which supports the rights of scientists using animals in medical research to conduct their lifesaving research free from harassment. Among those supporting the petition are Nobel Laureates, including David Baltimore and David Hubel1, and members of the National Academy of Sciences and … Continue reading Ten Thousand Strong for 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
Americans for Medical Progress (AMP) decided to fund three new Hayre fellows on two Hayre Fellowships. This is a fantastic chance for three students to stand up and motivate the people in their community and beyond. AMP created the Fellowship in honor of its late Chairman, Michael D. Hayre, DVM. Its aim is to foster … Continue reading Three Young Advocates Step Up
No it's not the reduced Shakespeare company, it's the first of a handful of videos which UCLA Pro-Test is producing (with the help of FPS Productions) about the successful rally on April 22nd. Now for everyone with a YouTube account, we need your help to get this video seen by as many people as possible. … Continue reading UCLA Pro-Test … in 1 minute (YouTube)!
The Pro-Test Petition has now reached well over 2700 signatures - have you signed yet? This petition, supported by Speaking of Research, Americans for Medical Progress, and UCLA Pro-Test, aims to show the world that the majority do support animal research – and moreover they dare stand up and sign their name to it. On … Continue reading Positive Comments for Pro-Test Petition!!
For a long time YouTube has been the home of animal rights activists showing montages of outdated experiments in an attempt to misrepresent current research.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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Well we've covered video coverage and print coverage of the Pro-Test rally, now onto the blogs. Before we get too deep into the UCLA Pro-Test coverage, many of the blogs, including the highly-read Pharyngula blog, have talked about the poll attached to the LA Times article. The poll has (somewhat suspiciously for both sides) attracted … Continue reading UCLA Pro-Test – Post-rally Blog Coverage