The UK government has approved B&K Universal-Marshall BioResources’ expansion of their Yorkshire breeding farm which is aimed to breed and house up to 2000 beagles and ferrets destined to be sold for painful experiments despite huge opposition. ACTION ALERT from U.S. group SAEN: http://www.animaljusticeproject.com/urgentaction JOIN Save the beagles of Yorkshire Read it: http://tinyurl.com/BK-Mirror-7-16-15, http://bit.ly/1JjApWc
A UBC marine biologist will lead a team to review “the professional care” of cetaceans at the Vancouver Aquarium. The review was initiated by Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA), a group which promotes captivity of animals as entertainment. The review’s results seem predetermined as CAZA listed as one of its areas of interest:”how [aquariums] […]
Courtesy Post: Screening of “Vancouver Aquarium Uncovered”, Tuesday July 14, 2015, 7.30 p.m., at the Cinematheque Theater (Vancouver).
Our “Rainbow Origami” workshop, where we will be folding up colourful mandalas to adorn our Pride tabling event this summer, has had to be postponed. Please stay tuned for a new date!
A research team led by U of T Engineering Professor Craig Simmons received $300,000 this week to create a 3D model of the human liver. Funded by Ontario Centres of Excellence and pharmaceutical consortium CQDM, the project could help determine whether or not new drug molecules are safe for use in humans. “Our improved liver model will identify and eliminate […]
Researchers in London were able to create in-vitro human skin from stem cells which “demonstrates the essential functional properties seen in skin with a functional barrier”. This new 3D model of human skin can be easily reproduced and used in various applications, from regenerative and aesthetic medicine to drug development, and is expected to become a […]
After learning of the horrific research done on pigs at UBC from the ADAV Society, a young activist, Zi Paris, wrote a powerful poem, which she shared with the UBC’s dentistry department and the President’s Office. We wanted to share it with you as well. Owmy mouth, my mouthOw, the human-creatureshave put me in this […]
In the U.S., wild chimpanzees have been protected as ‘endangered’ under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) since 1990, but their captive counterparts continued to be listed as threatened, which exempted them from the same protection that their free-living relatives received. This is about to change, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) just announced […]
More than a hundred and fifty academics, intellectuals, and writers, including Nobel Laureate J. M. Coetzee, have backed a new report calling for the de-normalisation of animal experimentation. Read more here.