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About vivisection

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Differences between birds and humans

Over a hundred thousand birds are used in UK laboratories each year. For example, chicks were given hormone injections, and changes in their livers were seen. The experimenters could only speculate about...

Differences between amphibians and humans

The frog is the most common amphibian used in UK laboratories. Frogs have been used to study skin-graft rejection and the effects of the immunosuppressive drug cyclophosphamide. Researchers used 150 frogs...

Animal experiments: background stories

Genetic Modification There is a worldwide explosion in new technologies relating to the manipulation of genes. Huge media interest is being generated in any bizarre development, regardless of how vague...

Sums of despair

July 2001: The Home Office has released the statistics for animals used in in UK laboratories during 2000. 2.71 million procedures were carried out on 2.64 million animals. An increase of 58,000 experiments...

Cloned Companions

(NAVS Campaigner May - August 2002) The theoretical possibility of cloned companion animals has taken a step further with the birth of a cloned cat, and a host of new ethical and business avenues has...

Welcome to the Freak Show

(NAVS Campaigner January - April 2002) There is a worldwide explosion in new technologies relating to the manipulation of genes. Huge media interest is being generated in any bizarre development, regardless...

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