The UK is looking to be a world leader in the development of non-animal based technologies to replace the use of animals in science and training. A review of the life sciences strategy is an ideal opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to this objective, make a real change to the lives of millions of animals and improve the human-relevance of the country's science.
The increase in experiments has made a 'mockery' of the government, campaigners say.
A 7% rise in animal experiments makes a “mockery” of the government’s pledge to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals
The model has a heart and bleeds.
Thousands of animals could be saved from undergoing medical procedures in veterinary training schools worldwide, thanks to
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.
Universities experimented on almost one million animals within just one year, with testing in institutions amounting to around
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.
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.
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.