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More animals suffer at UK military testing lab

The number of animals used for defence experiments at UK government-owned lab Porton Down is on the increase, with 9,882 procedures conducted on primates, pigs, rabbits, rats and mice last year alone....

Outrage as monkey sent into space by Iran

The NAVS is outraged that the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) has carried out its planned mission to send a monkey into space. Full details of the mission have yet to be confirmed, but press reports have...

Iranian Space Agency to send monkeys into space

In a pointlessly cruel and retrograde step in space research, the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) is planning to send monkeys into space. Recent news reports have stated that a number of primates are currently...

Efforts to save the AstraZeneca beagles

Latest news: The beagles have sadly now been sent to the AstraZeneca research facility at Alderley Park in Cheshire. Thank you to everyone who contacted AstraZeneca, and the UK and Swedish Prime Ministers,...

Monkey breeder Mazor Farm set to close?

Mazor Farm in Israel is a notorious monkey breeder, supplying the vivisection industry, importing wild-caught monkeys from Mauritius, then selling their offspring to labs around the world. A high fence...

NASA call to animal researchers condemned by animal protection groups

Taking one giant leap backwards, NASA has called on researchers to submit funding applications for projects which may involve the use of primates, dogs, cats and other animals, provoking condemnation from...

Step backwards for science as university opens new animal research lab

As the world embraces advanced techniques to replace the use of animals in research, the opening of a new £16 million animal laboratory in the UK is completely at odds with scientific developments. Housing...

Beagle breeder faces closure

One of Europe’s largest suppliers of dogs for research may be closed permanently after an Italian court ordered its temporary closure. The Green Hill facility, owned by US-based Marshall Bioresources,...

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