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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,...

Job losses at HLS


Huntingdon Life Sciences is to make 6% of its workforce redundant – nearly 100 staff – as the global contract researcher falls foul of a downturn in the pharmaceutical industry. Most of the job...

Why beagles are the most popular dog used in experiments

Several factors have conspired to doom these friendly little dogs to torture and suffering all over the globe. Animal experimenters prefer to use the same species to allow consistency of supply and comparison...

Animal experiments increase by 40 per cent since 2000

Today’s publication of the annual “Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals” for 2011, compiled by the Home Office, has once again shown a disturbing, but predicted, increase in the number...

Animals suffering in labs rises – predicted to rise again

The NAVS is predicting yet another increase in animals being mutilated, infected, poisoned and given harmful genetic defects in UK laboratories when the Home Office releases the 2011 ‘Statistics of Scientific...

Parliament row brews over animal experiments and new EU Directive

An opportunity to increase animal protection and public accountability As the UK Government considers how it will bring the new EU Directive, 2010/63/EU, into UK law, MPs and animal protection and...

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