Vivisection

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.

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...

Existential Nettles, Astrology and Other Props, Learn to be Still and How to Make a Bird Bath

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Ahhhh....the stinging nettle. That piercing, painful sensation like a large needle entering the flesh is not easily forgotten; long after we have run from the nettle the sensation remains for hours, sometimes days.

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.