National Anti-vivisection Society

 

National Antivisection Society

About vivisection

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Ten years of monkey misery, for what?

In 1995, the NAVS filmed a monkey called Elisa at Londonís Institute of Neurology (IoN). She had bolts and electrodes permanently implanted in her skull, so that recordings could be made as she moved her...

Back inside the Institute of Neurology

In 2006 an NAVS/ADI Field Officer worked for several months as an animal technician in the Medical Research Councilís Prion Unit in London, part of the Department of Neurodegenerative Disease and the Institute...

History

The NAVS has led the world in the concept of undercover investigations to expose the suffering of animals in laboratories, right from our first investigation in 1902. We did not return to the strategy...

Overbreeding

Whatever you might be told, life is cheap inside the animal laboratory. Officially, over 2.5 million animals die in experiments in British laboratories every year. However, data collected from the...

Laboratory animal housing issues

The current guidelines on lab animal welfare, spelt out in the 'Code of Practice for the Housing and Care of Laboratory Animals' (COP), are ineffectual, and routinely ignored anyway. Consequently, the...

The use of wild-caught animals

In the face of public concern, the use of wild-caught primates in UK laboratories is cited as being banned. But there is a proviso. Wild primates can be used in UK laboratories if the researcher can convince...

'Rigorous controls'?

So where is the evidence of the so-called 'rigorous' controls that government and animal researchers so often cite in the media? Elisa, a macaque monkey at the Institute of Neurology, had a steel head...

Futile attempts to replicate human conditions in animals

The NAVS has repeatedly cited experiments which are unreliable, unethical and unnecessary. A single example should be enough to call the system into question, yet the list seems endless. Often so great...

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