Ethical consumers let down despite Europe’s cosmetics animal test ban

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Ethical consumers let down despite Europe’s cosmetics animal test ban

Ethical consumers should be celebrating today (11th March) when Europe introduces the final phase of its ban on animal testing for cosmetics and a partial marketing ban on cosmetics animal tested outside the EU1. However, the Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research23 warn that many companies could still exploit loopholes and poor enforcement. Consumers risk being misled unless action is taken, the organisations say.…

Campaigners celebrate the coming into force of the European Union ban on cosmetic testing on animals

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Campaigners celebrate the coming into force of the European Union ban on cosmetic testing on animals

Wednesday 11th March marks the banning of cosmetics testing on animals within the European Union, potentially saving thousands of animals from appalling suffering every year. For nearly two decades, the BUAV, leading sister organisations in the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE), has spearheaded the campaign across Europe to achieve this important ban.…

Limitations of Animal Methods

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Limitations of Animal Methods

Experiments on animals are predicated on the assumption that what is true for one animal species is most likely also true for others, including humans. Yet such catastrophic drug failures as the TGN 1412 incident in the United Kingdom—which nearly cost the lives of human study participants—provide a sobering reminder that animal "models" often do not correctly predict real-world consequences for people, and that continued reliance on such 19th century approaches to scientific investigation may not be to our benefit.…

We’re Too Fixated on Mice Says Leading Researcher

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We’re Too Fixated on Mice Says Leading Researcher

 

 

 

 

When it comes to accurately predicting how the immune system will react to new therapies against disease, using a mouse as stand-in for a human just doesn’t cut it anymore. But, despite the obvious pitfalls and failures of the heavy focus on mouse biology, researchers are in a state of denial when it comes to switching to more advanced methods.

That's the message of an essay written by a leading researcher at the Stanford University School of Medicine and published on December 19, 2008 (volume 29, issue 6) in the journal Immunity.…

Brain donors vital for medical research

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Brain donors vital for medical research

The Dr Hadwen Trust has welcomed calls by scientists for more people to donate their brain to medical research in order to help find cures for diseases such as dementia. Reporting on BBC On-line, leading scientists explained how vital donated human brains are to medical research, but that such research is being hampered by a lack of supply of diseased and healthy brains.…

Replacing laboratory primates in Europe 'a matter of moral and scientific urgency' says Dr Hadwen Tr

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Replacing laboratory primates in Europe 'a matter of moral and scientific urgency' says Dr Hadwen Tr

An Opinion on primate experiments published this week by the EU’s Scientific Committee on Health & Environmental Risks1 (SCHER) has been heavily criticised by the Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research. The charity says SCHER has failed to take account of scientific evidence of the limitations of primate research and downplayed the potential of advanced alternative techniques. The Dr Hadwen Trust2, says it may be an ‘uncomfortable truth’ for scientists, but some adult primates have mental abilities greater than human infants3 so an EU-wide strategy to replace them with alternative techniques is a matter of moral as well as scientific urgency.…

Online Promotion of Alternatives to Animal Testing Gains Momentum

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Online Promotion of Alternatives to Animal Testing Gains MomentumJanuary 23, 2009

AltTox.org is celebrating its first year as the world's only website devoted exclusively to advancing

non-animal alternatives in the rapidly changing field of toxicity testing.

Launched in December 2007 as a collaborative project of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and The Proctor and Gamble Company (P&G), AltTox (www.alttox.org) is a platform for professionals interested in information-exchange and perspectives on non-animal methods for toxicity testing.

The development of toxicity testing methods that do not use animals is a rapidly expanding field.…

Animals aren't for our practice

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Animals aren't for our practiceFrom the development of the polio vaccine to more recent medical discoveries, we are all thankful for the medical field's constant innovations. But why do a few medical institutions ignore some of the field's major advancements?As a surgeon in Schenectady, I am disappointed that a facility in New York's Capital Region still uses live animals to teach emergency procedures to be performed on human patients. Albany Medical Center is the last facility in New York, and one of the last in the country, that continues to use live animals in advanced trauma life support training. …

Opposing view: Replace animal experiments

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Opposing view: Replace animal experiments

There are many things wrong with the use of intimidation and violence in the critical debate over animal research. In addition to being anathema in our society, such tactics obscure important issues regarding animal experiments and human health.

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