Animal Aid

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 G Tatchell | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Peter G 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.