Tagged: animal research

Even scientists take selfies with wild animals. Here’s why they shouldn’t. - Guest Work

Guest Author Aug 02, 2016

By Christine A. Ward-Paige, Dalhousie University One of the great things about being a biologist is getting to work in the field and connect with wildlife. Through my career, I have enjoyed many unforgettable close encounters with various species, including turtles, birds, marine mammals, invertebrates and a lot of fish, especially sharks and rays. My research program also … Read More

Are 300 animals a day really tortured for scientific research in New Zealand? Part II - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Feb 29, 2016

In the spirit of openness and transparency, I want to share what 42 animals that were involved in my 2014 research efforts experienced. I recently blogged about Paul Henry’s interview with NZ Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) executive director Stephen Mason, in which Paul Henry repeatedly referred to the 300 animals a day tortured to death in the name of … Read More

Are 300 animals a day really tortured for scientific research in New Zealand? Part 1. - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Feb 23, 2016

“300 animals a day tortured to death.” is pretty much how Paul Henry recently reported the figures on the use of animals for scientific research, teaching and testing in New Zealand. A statement like that calls for some definite debunking! This month the Ministry for Primary Industries released the 2014 figures on the animals used for research, teaching and … Read More

Meet the anti-vivisectionist - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Feb 16, 2014

“Vivisection is scientific fraud” screeched the placard placed next to three elderly ladies sat on deck chairs. Attached to the fence beside them were pictures of caged monkeys and what appeared to be a dead dog. This was the scene that greeted passersby and staff and visitors to Auckland Hospital and the Medical School on Friday morning. I find protesters … Read More

Will Lord Winston's medicinal labelling bill get off the ground? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin May 16, 2013

British fertility expert and science communicator Lord Robert Winston has introduced a Bill in the House of Lords that would require all medicines that have utilised animal testing in their development to be labelled as such. Lord Winston Previous attempts to introduce labelling have failed in the face of strong opposition from the UK Department of Health and pharmaceutical … Read More