Speaking of Research welcomes 2011 UK statistics for animal use in scientific research

The UK Home Office has released the animal research statistics for 2011, which show a 2% increase overall in procedures¬†compared to 2010 figures. A summary of the report is available here, while the full report can be downloaded here.¬†¬†Once again basic research and breeding of GM animals accounted for the lions share - 88% - … Continue reading Speaking of Research welcomes 2011 UK statistics for animal use in scientific research

UK Trends in Animal Rights Activism – The Rest of the Story

Recently, I posted an analysis of animal rights extremism in the UK, USA, Italy, Germany, Mexico and Sweden. By looking at the number of Animal rights activities annually over a 3 month period I described in a drop in the number of illegal incidents in the UK. In the previous post I said: The UK … Continue reading UK Trends in Animal Rights Activism – The Rest of the Story

Global Trends in Animal Rights Activism

I note that as I write this post I have no idea how this post will conclude. In order to count the number of global animal rights incidents I began to scan the Bite Back website (warning: AR extremist website) which logs most (all?) incidents of animal rights extremism globally. I found that eight countries … Continue reading Global Trends in Animal Rights Activism

A Very British Story

It is rare in the US that anything about the benefits of animal research makes the national newspapers. In the UK such stories do appear more often, and have contributed greatly to the general change in opinion surrounding the animal research issue. Saturday, December 4th, provided a wonderful example in The Guardian newspaper (a British … Continue reading A Very British Story

ALF run amok worldwide

Despite progress in California with the public beginning to take a stand against animal rights extremism the regular reports from the ALF website should remind us that we have a long way to go. Here is a selection of ALF attacks in the last month. June 15th 2009 - Bomb hoax at a university in … Continue reading ALF run amok worldwide

AR extremism continues in California

As the UK justice system convicts and sentences some of the last extremists, the US situation continues to worsen. Attacks on researchers at UCLA have been on the increase over the past year, and there is little sign of scientists and academic institutions standing up to defend the life-saving medical research they carry out. There … Continue reading AR extremism continues in California