Animal Testing

What We Don't Know About Animal Experiments

Joanna Randall | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK
Joanna Randall

We're told that over 18,000 procedures on guinea pigs last year were classed as 'non-recovery'. But what was done to those guinea pigs that was so invasive they were killed while under general anaesthetic? We will never know.

Numbers May Have Gone Down, But Animal Research Remains Vital

Tom Holder | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK
Tom Holder

In the UK, animal experiments are carried out under highly regulated conditions, and are only allowed where there are no non-animal methods that can be used instead. Animals are not used for testing tobacco (banned in 1997) or cosmetics (banned in 1998), but research is carried out to continue to make progress on the many diseases which remain a scourge on humanity.

Nars Responds To Animal Testing Criticism: 'We Hear You'

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Style

Nars has responded to criticism about its decision to “compromise” its cruelty-free status in order to enter the Chinese market. The beauty brand ...

How You Can Help Bring About A Global Ban On Cosmetic Animal Testing

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Style

The Body Shop is appealing for support to bring about a global ban on animal testing of cosmetic products and ingredients. Cosmetic animal testing has...

Cannibalism Among 8 Shocking Animal Testing Disasters Revealed In Disturbing UK Labs Report

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.02.2017 | UK

A “horrendous catalogue of staff neglect” in British laboratories has been revealed in a government report detailing cases of cannibalism, drownin...

January Is 'Love Your Liver' Month

Lindsay Marshall | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Tech
Lindsay Marshall

Now that the holiday excesses are over, are you thinking about your liver? Worried about your alcohol consumption or maybe feeling bad about all those mince pies (you know, the rich fruit pies that the Brits are so keen on)? Your liver is an incredibly complex organ made up of many different cell types working together - and it plays an important role in your well-being.

Science In Transit; The Move Away From Animals In Research

Lindsay Marshall | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Tech
Lindsay Marshall

The inescapable truth is that attempting to model human diseases in non-human animals will always be problematic, and can delay progress in finding much-needed cures. And most importantly, these proposals miss the opportunity to stop throwing good resources after the bad, to focus on a transition away from the failing animal models and toward a future of effective cures.

Dogs Killed Days After Being Rescued To Teach Student Vets Dissection, Says Animal Charity

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Healthy dogs are euthanised five days after they are rescued by US shelters so they can be sold to UK universities to teach veterinary students dissec...

What Does China's Approval Of The First Contemporary Non-Animal Testing Method Mean For Cruelty-Free Cosmetics?

Troy Seidle | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Troy Seidle

Last week, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) approved the first contemporary non-animal testing method that can be used for safety tests in cosmetics. This is encouraging news for consumers and animals.

Too Faced Bought By Estee Lauder - No Longer Cruelty Free?

Molly Waring-Moore | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Style
Molly Waring-Moore

Supporting brands owned by parent companies that test on animals will ultimately come down to personal opinion and not from cruelty free labelling. They may still be considered cruelty free by practice, but consumers may choose not to have their money going towards a company that tests on animals.

These 10 UK Universities Carried Out More Than 1.3 Million Tests On Animals Last Year

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A group of just ten research universities carried out 1.37 million tests on animals in 2015 - a third of all animal experiments in the UK. The Univer...

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 One Medical Research Charity Is Replacing Animals In Laboratories

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK

Mention animal testing, and it's likely you'll be met with a barrage of very strong opinions on either side, from those who insist the practice is cru...

This Article Was Not Tested on Animals

Tom Holder | Posted 15.04.2017 | UK
Tom Holder

Understanding Animal Research has written to all major supermarkets and cosmetic retailers, urging them to put additional information in their stores to help inform the public. Such actions would help clear a misconception which is affecting over half of the British public.

Pro-Test: A Decade of Difference

Laurie Pycroft | Posted 24.02.2017 | 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...

Animal Rights Group Slams Creation Of World's First 'Autistic' Monkeys

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK

Anti-vivisectionists have lambasted the "cruel" and "flawed" creation of the world's first ever autistic monkeys. Scientists in China have genetica...

How to Talk About Animal Research

Chris Magee | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Magee

Animals are potentially suffering and it is right to acknowledge that in full, but they are also not suffering for no reason. Granted, they are likely suffering less than the general public already believe them to be.

Brian May Champions Scientists Working 'Without Recognition' To Beat Animal Testing

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

Dr Brian May championed the "inspirational" scientists who have been working tirelessly to replace the use of animals in research, as their results st...

Why 'Rehomed' Research Animals Could Be Sent To Slaughter

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK

Animals used in UK laboratories who are due to be "rehomed" could instead be sent to a slaughterhouse or be used in further experiments overseas, it h...

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...

Why People Are Wrong to Oppose the New Beagle Breeding Facility

Tom Holder | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK
Tom Holder

Animal research may not be something we want to think about when we take our medicines - but it is something necessary for those medicines to exist. Instead of trying to ban animal research, let's instead make sure that if we do it, we do it to world-class standards.

Beagle Puppy Farm For Animal Testing Approved In Yorkshire

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK

Leading animal rights campaigners have condemned the approval for a controversial farm that will breed beagles for scientific tests. Communities S...

Wasn't I Born to be Loved?

Sharon Bull | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK
Sharon Bull

Surely, the time has to come when animals being used in laboratories is written off into the history books and looked down upon as the antiquated and callous practise that it is.

Taiwan Joins the #BeCrueltyFree Movement With Bill to Ban Cosmetics Animal Testing

Troy Seidle | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Troy Seidle

It's clear to see that our #BeCrueltyFree campaign is a powerful force to be reckoned with on behalf of animals in laboratories. I hope that we will soon be able to add a Taiwanese ban on cosmetics cruelty to that list!