Chemical regulators have overreached

Escrito por Nature.

Chemical regulators have overreached

The costs — both in animal lives and euros — of the European REACH legislation on chemical testing are escalating. Thomas Hartung and Costanza Rovida argue for a suspension of certain toxicity tests.…

Ensayos con animales, la polémica crece en Europa

Escrito por Ladyverd.

Ensayos con animales, la polémica crece en EuropaUn estudio publicado a finales de agosto de 2009 y comentado por la revista online “Nature” pone de manifiesto los costes económicos y de vidas de animales que supondrá la aplicación de la normativa REACH, cuyas previsiones, según él, quedan muy por debajo de la realidad.…

Perils of the professional lab rat

Escrito por New Scientist.

Perils of the professional lab rat

Clinical trials can be an easy pill to swallow when there's money involved (Image: Petri Artturi Asikainen / Getty)

OLIVER is feeling tired on the day I call. I assume it's because he's been sleeping on a narrow bunk in a room with five other men, or because he has to get up at 7 am to give blood samples. Or that he hasn't been outdoors in two weeks. He doubts it - that's all just an ordinary part of his working life.…

Yo no mato animales

Escrito por El Universal.

Yo no mato animalesQuerían obligarlos a matarlas pero ellos estaban decididos: no lo harían. Llegaron al salón y, de inmediato, los maestros les advirtieron que reprobarían por negarse a aplicar el método de la “eutanasia”. Y los expulsaron de la clase. Eran cinco estudiantes de la Facultad de Veterinaria de la UNAM que, por objeción de conciencia, se negaron durante su curso de Metodología Diagnóstica a simplemente “matar por matar”, sin anestesia, a gallinas sanas. Para ellos era una gran contradicción pues la eutanasia, que acelera la muerte del ser que sufre a consecuencia de males de salud, se realiza a desahuciados. Este no era el caso. …

Are animal models predictive for humans?

Escrito por PEHM.

Are animal models predictive for humans?


Niall Shanks1, Ray Greek2* and Jean Greek2

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1 Wichita State University, Department of History, 1845 N Fairmont, Fiske Hall, Wichita KS 67260, USA

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Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2009, 4:2 doi:10.1186/1747-5341-4-2

 The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: http://www.peh-med.com/content/4/1/2 

Received: 23 July 2008
Accepted: 15 January 2009
Published: 15 January 2009

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.© 2009 Shanks et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

Revised Directive 86/609/EEC on animal experiments: read the Dr Hadwen Trust's reaction to new draft

Escrito por Dr Hadwen Trust/ECEAE.

Revised Directive 86/609/EEC on animal experiments: read the Dr Hadwen Trust's reaction to new draft


The European Commission has today (Nov 5th) finally adopted its long-delayed legislative proposal1 to revise the now 20-year-old Directive 86/609/EEC2 on the protection of animals in experiments. Scientists from ethical research charity the Dr Hadwen Trust3 cautiously welcome the proposals but warn the new Directive must be about more than ‘token gestures and bigger cage sizes’. The charity says this is a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity for Europe to lead the world in replacing animal experiments’.…