Animal Aid

Like a Bird on the Wing

Andrew Tyler | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK
Andrew Tyler

Our job is to ensure that the truth is heard. We must remind the world that every mouse in every lab is real and individual, and that when they call out for an end to their suffering, at a sonic pitch researchers are deaf to, their cry is as meaningful as anything a richly-plumaged bird on the wing can muster.

Chicken 'Cruelty' On British Farms Still Being Ignored, Say Campaigners

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK

This week marks British Egg Week, but the "cruelty" endured by caged chickens is still going largely ignored, a leading animal rights organisation has...

Animals endure 'severe' distress in charity-funded experiments

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK

British charity The Cure Parkinson's Trust has been condemned for funding "profoundly disturbing" experiments in which monkeys have their brains damag...

Medical Charities Are Funding Animal Experiments But They Don't Want You to Know

Peter Tatchell | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Tatchell

In a bid to mimic the effects of Parkinson's disease, a London medical research team injected 22 marmoset monkeys with a potent brain poison every day for five days. After the last dose, none was able to move. They sat hunched, mute and rigid in their cages, so severely disabled that they had to be hand-fed. The monkeys were then given the illegal party drug Ecstasy in the hope that it might provide insights into chemical pathways within the brain. None of this research proved beneficial to humans; rendering the suffering of the monkeys valueless. This experiment was part funded by the medical charity Parkinson's UK.

In Defence of the Grand National

David Skelton | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Sport
David Skelton

This weekend, millions of Brits will be betting on one of the world's most spectacular sporting events. The Grand National will be watched by about ten million viewers in this country alone - once a year punters will be placing a bet and people who don't normally watch horse racing will be watching the big race.

Overlooking the Importance of Animal Research

Kirk Leech | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK Politics
Kirk Leech

Animal Research, inside and outside of academia, has clearly played an essential role in medical advances. This fact is persistently overlooked in the emotive and overblown claims,and reports from groups such as the BUAV and Animal Aid.