FIAPO recently came across a horrific incident in an environmental studies textbook for 4th class children, asking them to suffocate a cat on the pretext of an experiment on understanding the importance of breathing.
Browsing: Animals in Research
It may be a story of extreme cruelty in the name of science. It may also be about fraud. This story certainly involved the death of hundreds of wild animals, which underpinned a doctoral dissertation plus a paper in the British Ecological Society’s Journal of Applied Ecology.
The Iranian Anti-Vivisection Association (IAVA) has jointly won the 2016 Lush Prize for their work to replace animal experiments and implement alternatives in education and training.
Animal law expert Larry Weiss, who has defended activists charged with offenses since the 1980s, recounts the history of the animal rights movement up to the present at VegFest 2016.
There is insufficient evidence to support the use of homeopathy in farm animals as a way to prevent or treat infectious diseases, reveal findings from a comprehensive review published online in Veterinary Record.
The latest news from scientists is that if we do not act immediately, all wild bees could be dead within the near future. If bees disappear, then 30% of human food sources will no longer be available either.
While in Nepal, Animal People had the honor of meeting Doctor Jane Goodall, who kindly agreed to an interview on the significance of her work for humans’ relationship with other animals.
Be careful of deception when shopping for cruelty free products. Any company can state on their packaging that they don’t test on animals regardless if it is true or not. The only way I can be 100% sure is to buy from companies endorsed by Choose Cruelty Free.
At its heart, Experimental Animals is a book about humans and how we treat animals, how modern science made a decision at a certain moment to base itself on the bodies of animals. This is a story that illuminates that decision.
In this week’s episode, Animal People explores the implications of Donald Trump’s presidency for animal protection causes, Taiwan’s new ban on cosmetic animal testing, and why Peru is releasing half a million baby turtles into the Amazon!
In this week’s report, the Animal People Forum reviews current events involving pigs in Europe, Montreal’s ban on pit bulls, and how NOT to “rescue” zoo penguins.