Laboratory Animals

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...

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.

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?

Global Animal Campaign Wins Chinese Breakthrough

Michelle Thew | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Michelle Thew

The benefits for animals are very significant - anyone who is aware of the infamous Draize Eye test that forces shampoo into rabbits' eyes over several days will appreciate that change was overdue, especially as the non-animal alternative tests often have a better predictive value for actual human reactions.

Lab Animals Are Left Waiting for Words to be Turned Into Actions

Barney Reed | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Politics
Barney Reed

The use and suffering of animals in experiments is a persistent and legitimate public concern. Both the government and the scientific community have recently set up initiatives that attempt to convince a sceptical public that their concerns are understood and taken seriously.

Animal Testing: The Ugly Secret of the Beauty Industry

Mark Jones | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Jones

While testing cosmetics such as lipstick and shampoo on animals was banned in the European Union in 2009, elsewhere around the world animal suffering for cosmetics continues.