Animal Testing

If I Made My Money Telling Science Horror Stories I'd Be Worried About Open Labs Too

Chris Magee | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Chris Magee

Of course I'm not claiming animals never suffer in labs - that's why such research is licensed. My point is merely that it's likely that most people have a worse perception about what goes on than is the case in reality.

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...

Animal Testing: No More Pseudo-Transparency

Michelle Thew | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Michelle Thew

It has become fashionable in the animal experiments industry to say that they want greater transparency. After decades of saying as little as possible and hoping that public concern would just go away, researchers have publicly stated that they would like to engage with the public...

Moral Opposition To Animal Testing Is On The Rise

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK

Opposition to the use of animals in scientific experiments has grown significantly over the last decade, a study suggests. Researchers analysed sur...

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.

São Paulo, Brazil Introduces Latin America's First Ban on Cosmetics Animal Testing

Troy Seidle | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Troy Seidle

Exciting news just in from Humane Society International's Be Cruelty-Free campaign team in Brazil, where the State of São Paulo has just introduced Latin America's first ever ban on animal testing for cosmetics.

Lucy Sherriff

Newcastle Uni Ends Capture Of Wild Primates For 'Disturbing' Animal Experiments

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Newcastle University has announced it will be stopping its controversial capturing of wild primates for animal experiments, following public pressure....

Criticism of Animal Research at Imperial College London Raises Significant and Far-Reaching Questions About Animal Research Across the UK

Michelle Thew | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK
Michelle Thew

The public has a right to know what is being done to animals in laboratories up and down the country and one way that can happen is by lifting the curtain of secrecy which has hidden animal suffering and human incompetence for far too long.

'Not Fit For Purpose'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK

Sweeping changes are needed to improve the treatment of laboratory animals at one of Britain's leading centres of medical research, a panel of experts...

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.

China Takes First Steps on Path to Beauty Without Cruelty

Victoria Martindale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Victoria Martindale

Humane Society International's Be Cruelty-Free campaign team has been working hard with Chinese policymakers, regulators and scientists to change the requirement to test cosmetics on animals, and this latest development is testament to our efforts.

Universities Killed More Than A Million Animals In Scientific Research Last Year Alone

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

British Universities killed more than a million animals in scientific research experiments last year alone, including dogs, cats and primates, it has ...

'A Victory For Animal Rights'

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Plans for a "beagle farm" breeding dogs for scientific experiments have been rejected after massive public opposition. The proposal to build the fa...

Your Chance to Tell Animal Researchers What Openness Looks Like to You

Chris Magee | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK
Chris Magee

In October 2012, over 40 organisations involved with bioscience in the UK signed a Declaration on Openness on Animal Research, committing them to se...

Animal Testing on Cosmetics

Harriet Williamson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Harriet Williamson

Can we now buy all cosmetic products with confidence? Unfortunately not. An eyeliner or concealer stick or bottle of perfume and its ingredients bought in the EU cannot be tested on animals, but there are lots of big companies who want to sell to the Chinese market.

Change My Mind: Should We Curb Animal Testing?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK

The government has been accused of breaking its promise to reduce animal experimentation after figures released on Tuesday showed that the number of m...

Sharp Rise In Lab Tests On Monkeys

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK

Animal welfare groups have accused the government of breaking its promise over animal testing after figures revealed an 8% rise in the number of exper...

'Sold in China' Could Take on New Meaning in Campaign to End Cosmetics Animal Testing

Mark Jones | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Jones

Every ban we achieve shows it is possible to move beyond animal testing and maintain a vibrant, safe, competitive cosmetics sector. But with virtually every top beauty brand selling in China, and therefore subject to animal testing, change in China will be the tipping point.

Let's Honour World Day for Animals in Laboratories - By Making It One of the Last

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

Now more than ever, as animal testing is being scrutinised and debated in the public forum, animal advocates must continue to speak for those whose voices have been ignored for too long. We can win the fight against animal testing and eliminate the need to mark World Day for Animals in Laboratories ever again.

Will Researchers Agree to More Transparency in Animal Experiments?

Michelle Thew | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Politics
Michelle Thew

Chris Magee writes in the Huffington Post "We all agree" that the European ban on animal testing for cosmetics is "fantastic news" that has been "a long time coming", but that the research community parts company with animal protection campaigns that seek to end animal testing for veterinary and medical uses.

We All Agree About Cosmetics, But We Still Need Animals for Medicine

Chris Magee | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Magee

The recent, fantastic, news that it will be illegal to sell cosmetics tested on animals across Europe has been a long time coming, and offers hope that the ban may one day spread outside of Europe. The use of animals for veterinary and medical applications, however, remains essential.

EU Bans the Sale of All Animal Tested Products... PHEWW!

Hannah Brooks | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK
Hannah Brooks

To be honest if you had come up to me a month ago and asked my stance on Eco-issues then I would have probably told you to go away and not waste my time. But, some thorough research and less ignorant understanding lead me to believe very differently. Those beliefs being that what happens to these animals is horrific, and all because you want a lipstick and foundation to cover your so called "blemishes."

EU Cosmetics Testing Ban: A New Era for Humane Research?

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Politics
Jasmijn de Boo

We are celebrating today. After 23 years of campaigning for an end to animal testing for cosmetics, the EU ban on the use of non-human animals in cosmetics testing has now come into full force.

'Animal Testing In The Name Of Beauty Has Never Been Acceptable'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK

Animal-rights campaigners are celebrating the introduction of a sweeping ban on the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals comes into forc...

How the EU's Ban on Animal Tested Cosmetics Protects People and Advances Science

Kathy Guillermo | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Tech
Kathy Guillermo

Animal testing for cosmetics was born in the 1920s. We aren't still hanging onto the same types of phones, cars or word-processing devices that we used nearly a century ago, so why should we still rely on the same tests for products?