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Australian Senate rejects bill to ban the importation of non-human primates

Last week, the Australian Senate released their report in response to a proposed law amendment to ban the importation of non-human primates to Australia for the purposes of scientific research. After receiving submissions opposing the bill from scientific organisations and individuals from around the globe, including EARA, the Senate has decided not to pass the bill. Continue reading

Australian scientist stands up for primate research

There is currently a bill before the Australian Parliament, introduced by Green Party senator Lee Rhiannon, proposing to ban the importation of non-human primates (NHPs) for research purposes.

Image: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian

Image: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian

In preparation for the hearing of the bill in Parliament in February, the European Animal Research Association helped mobilise the European scientific community to stand up in support of NHP research. Continue reading

The last airline flying – Lab Animal column

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).

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