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Barney Reed

Senior Scientific Officer - RSPCA

Barney joined the research animals department of the RSPCA in 2002 having previously worked in the Animals Scientific Procedures Division (now known as the Animals in Science Regulation Unit) of the Home Office. He holds an MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare and a BSc in Psychology (with Biology). Barney’s interests are varied and include the development and implementation of legislation in the UK and around the world; promoting consideration of ethics and animal welfare relating to the use of animals in experiments; understanding animal behaviour and how the needs of animals can be met; and advocating for fuller implementation of measures that reduce the impact of science on animals. He has spoken at conferences and workshops around the world and has had work published in a range of publications.

Animal Research: A New Era and a New Debate?

We want to see a debate framed in terms of what is happening <u>now</u>, not whether the use of animals led to a scientific discovery or progress eighty or a hundred years ago. Science, technology, and concern for animals have all evolved significantly since then, and the debate must too. Why is a specific animal 'model' or study thought relevant or valid now?
15/05/2014 15:38 BST

Lab Animals Are Left Waiting for Words to be Turned Into Actions

The use and suffering of animals in experiments is a persistent and legitimate public concern. Both the government and the scientific community have recently set up initiatives that attempt to convince a sceptical public that their concerns are understood and taken seriously.
22/11/2012 17:41 GMT