RESIGNATION OF UBC PRESIDENT ARVIND GUPTA RAISES CONCERNS FOR ANIMAL ADVOCATES

For Immediate Release:                                                        Sunday August 09, 2015 Vancouver, BC – Dr. Arvind Gupta, after holding the position of President at the University of British Columbia (UBC) for barely more than a year, has announced his resignation. Former president Martha Piper is stepping in to fill the position until a new replacement is found. The departure […]

Ask Air France to stop shipping primates to laboratories

Every year, monkeys are torn away from their families, thrown into the cargo hold of a plane and shipped to research labs. During these long journeys, the dark “room” sways and bucks from turbulence. No one comforts the animals when their ears pop or they’re miserable with motion sickness. They are hungry, thirsty, and terrified. Laboratories rely […]

Action Alert: Puppy breeding farm approved in the UK

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

“Professional care” of cetaceans to be “reviewed” at the Vancouver Aquarium

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] […]

U of T engineers receive grant for ‘artificial liver’ that could help find more effective drugs

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 […]