Animal Experiments

Animal Testing Is On The Rise And Brexit Could Make It Even Worse

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK

A 7% rise in animal experiments makes a “mockery” of the government’s pledge to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals in scientific rese...

How This Freaky Synthetic Dog Could Save Thousands Of Animals

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK

Thousands of animals could be saved from undergoing medical procedures in veterinary training schools worldwide, thanks to a new synthetic dog model d...

Pro-Test: A Decade of Difference

Laurie Pycroft | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK
Laurie Pycroft

Ten years ago today, on a cold Saturday morning in Oxford, I was standing in Oxford city centre watching hundreds of people congregate to rally - not against - but in favour of constructing a new animal research laboratory at the University of Oxford.

These 10 Universities Experimented On More Than One Million Animals In Just One Year

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Universities experimented on almost one million animals within just one year, with testing in institutions amounting to around half of all animal expe...

Flagship Monkey Research 'Success Story' Owes Everything to Human - Not Monkey - Investigations

Michelle Thew | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK
Michelle Thew

Cruelty Free International has recently published a second response to their letter, in which we highlight the evidence that - in contrast to this claim - human clinical research is the foundation to deep brain stimulation, and not experiments on monkeys.

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.

Three Reasons Why Opposition to Animal Experiments Is Growing

Dr Nick Palmer | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK
Dr Nick Palmer

Change starts slowly in any well-established industry, but the foundations of support for animal experiments are crumbling. For the animals enduring this suffering, change is coming at last.

Does Depriving Dogs of Daylight Get Better If They Never Have It?

Dr Nick Palmer | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK
Dr Nick Palmer

The current controversy over the proposed development of the Bantin & Kingman (B&K) dog-breeding establishment in Yorkshire starkly illustrates the wi...

Controversial Yorkshire Beagle Breeding Facility 'Might Not Go Ahead'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK

A judicial review has been launched against the Home Office's controversial decision to allow a facility which breeds beagles for research to be built...

The Seven Veils of Animal Experiments

Dr Nick Palmer | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK
Dr Nick Palmer

One of the requirements for any public debate is that the facts are clear. We may have different views from animal researchers, but if the public is to have a sensible discussion about animal experiments, they need some basic facts:

Why the US and Australia Offer More Hope for Dogs Than the UK

Janetta Harvey | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK
Janetta Harvey

For the sake of the dogs, campaigners must stick it out through what often seem like pitch-black dark days of hopelessness. My hopes have struggled to stay afloat, let alone rise, over the past year as UK politicians seem determinedly unwilling to make any difference in the foreseeable future to breeding dogs' lives.

Stifling Scientific Criticism of Animal Research Is a Desperate Maneuver

Troy Seidle | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK
Troy Seidle

Open and honest discourse and the free exchange of views is the cornerstone of scientific enquiry. Without it, ideas stagnate, progress is delayed, and the status quo prevails -- not because it deserves to, but because alternate viewpoints have been stifled.

Better Science Without Animal Suffering Showcased at World Congress on Alternatives 2014

Troy Seidle | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK
Troy Seidle

Humane Society International's global #BeCrueltyFree team has just returned from the World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Science...

Cruelty Still Flies With Air France

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

Most passengers aboard Air France flights probably have no idea that in the cargo holds right beneath their feet could huddle dozens of terrified monkeys locked in small boxes and headed for nightmarish laboratories or that their ticket supported a company that is knowingly delivering these unfortunate primate passengers to laboratories...

BUAV Calls Concordat 'Openness' on Animal Research Propaganda Not Transparency

Michelle Thew | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK
Michelle Thew

The BUAV has campaigned for greater transparency in animal research for many years so naturally welcomes any steps towards genuine openness. Effective scrutiny - parliamentary and public - of the way animal experiments are carried out and regulated is impossible under the current system.

We Must Resolve to Get Animals Out of Laboratories

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

We must resolve to get animals out of laboratories - for their sake and ours.

April Fool's Day - Don't Be Fooled By Animal Research

Michelle Thew | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK
Michelle Thew

On April Fool's Day, the time of year when humans play practical jokes on each other, the BUAV is highlighting some of the more outrageous and frivolous animal experiments carried out in EU laboratories...

Missed Opportunity as Long-Awaited Government Reduction Strategy Is a Whitewash Which Offers Little Hope of Progress

Michelle Thew | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Michelle Thew

The public has been promised a reduction strategy to set out how this pledge would be achieved for some time, and over 200 MPs have signed Motions in the House of Commons calling for it. After over three years of deliberation the Government finally delivered their strategy this morning.

Openness in Animal Research Must Mean More Than a Pre-Arranged Visit Around a Laboratory

Michelle Thew | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Michelle Thew

We assume we live a free country; we can speak freely and know the truth. But I believe that being confronted by the truth can be a reminder of how elusive a commodity truth is and how often - quite deliberately - we're kept in the dark.

Why the Hindu Community Needs to Help the Monkeys of Mauritius

Michelle Thew | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Michelle Thew

Lord Hanuman is one of the most popular idols in the Hindu religion and is worshipped as a symbol of physical strength, perseverance and devotion. The 'monkey god', is revered by Hindu communities around the world, including a considerable segment of the population on the paradise island of Mauritius.

Cures for the Leading Diseases in the Western World are on the Horizon

Troy Seidle | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK
Troy Seidle

Instead of gambling our medicines -- and our lives -- upon these dismal stakes, scientists can make more meaningful predictions about the effectiveness of new therapies in humans and about their safety that are relevant to people in the real world, and intercept the progression of disease before a patient even receives their diagnosis.

Britains Cruellest Secret

Jan Creamer | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Jan Creamer

If the public were able to properly assess the cost to animals against the potential benefits, it is difficult to imagine how some animal experiments would pass public & scientific scrutiny...

Animal Researchers May Well Talk the Talk, but Are They Prepared to Walk the Walk?

Michelle Thew | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Michelle Thew

The animal research industry has learnt the PR value of acknowledging the need to consign to history the overwhelming secrecy which governs its work... But what does such verbiage actually mean?

Are Standards for Lab Animals Really 'The Highest Possible'?

Barney Reed | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Tech
Barney Reed

Given our expanding understanding of animals' needs and their capacity to experience suffering, it is clear that some of the current provisions for animals are not the highest standards that could be possible.

Iran Is Repeating the Wasteful and Deadly Cold War-Era Space Experiments on Animals

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Tech
Mimi Bekhechi

In the interests of progressive science, compassion and Iran's reputation, we've contacted ISA once again asking that it stop shooting animals into space and urging it to put a stop to these useless, misguided missions.