The November issue of Lab Animal Europe magazine features an Outreach article written by Emma Martinez, EARA Communications and Policy Officer. In this article, also published in Lab Animal (US), Emma discusses how the European Citizens’ Initiative ‘Stop vivisection’ and the review of Directive 2010/63/EU converge on the European Commission scientific conference ‘Non-Animal Approaches – The Way Forward’ and the need for scientific engagement. Continue reading
This blog was also published on Huffington Post UK.
World Day for Laboratory Animals on 24 April was originally established by animal rights activists to raise awareness for the fate of animals in laboratories. Every year on that day, they organise demonstrations and petitions against animal research. But this time, on behalf of 24 research institutions in Belgium, we wanted to raise awareness of the important biomedical research that would not be possible without research using animals. Continue reading
The March issue of Lab Animal magazine features an Outreach column written by Kirk Leech, our Executive Director. In this month’s column, the first of a series of contributions to Lab Animal, Kirk talks about the importance of transportation of laboratory animals in making sure that responsible life-saving medical research using animals can take place. You can read the whole issue here (subscription required).Lab-Animal-The-Last-Airline-Flying
The European Animal Research Association (EARA) has published a statement on behalf of leading biomedical research organisations, learned societies, industry representatives, universities and patient groups in Europe in support of Directive 2010/63/EU.
With the Directive being reviewed in 2017 as part of the standard European legislative process, this statement illustrates the continued need for the responsible use of animals in medical, veterinary and basic research and the importance of communicating about the topic.
The statement has been featured in the news section of Lab Animal Europe December’s issue. Lab Animal Europe is the biggest and most widely read magazine in this sector of the research industry.LAE_Dec2015_Eur-Statement