Opposition raised on VA canine medical testing ban

Back in July, the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a set of spending bills of which one included language banning the use of canines in almost all medical experiments for Department of Veterans Administration labs. The Senate was set to take up the spending bills that includes the canine testing ban this week. Fortunately,…

Speak Up or Give Up: A Defense of Animal Testing

Dr. Cindy Buckmaster of the Baylor, Texas College of Medicine delivered a speech late last year titled: Speak up or give up! The lecture is a clarion call for medical scientists to speak out and defend the use of animals in their experiments. During her speech she correctly points out not only the evil that…

Animal “rights” group takes out billboards to slander MN hospital

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRC) has taken out billboards in the area surrounding Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota as part of an effort to condemn HCMC for using live animals to teach and train physicians in emergency medical techniques. Instead, the Star Tribune reports, PCRC suggests the hospital use simulators alleging…

Disappointing lack of context by Cruelty Free International, as worst press release on animal testing numbers is revealed

Originally posted on Speaking of Research:
Cruelty Free International (CFI), a British-based animal rights group (formerly known as the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection), has produced its annual press release about animal research numbers at British Universities. The release, entitled: “Disappointing lack of progress at UK universities as worst offenders for animal testing…

Sharyl Attkisson: a fake news, animal “rights” shill

During a segment of ABC News‘ Full Measure program this past Sunday, reporter Sharyl Attkisson dedicated a segment of the show to a controversy surrounding laboratory tests involving the use of beagles conducted at National Institutes of Health (NIH) facilities. During her report, Attkisson gave some time to scientists involved in the vivisection and also…