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Animal Experiments

New Study Finds Alarming Rise in Animals Used in Experiments

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 05.02.2015 | Green
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

It's truly troubling to think that in this day and age, the number of animals used in these inherently flawed experiments may be increasing. At the very least, we need much greater transparency. Our tax dollars pay for these animal experiments, and taxpayers deserve to know the truth.

How Animal Experiments Paved the Way for the CIA's Torture Program

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 03.23.2015 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Many psychologists and psychiatrists are justifiably horrified at the central role members of their own profession have played in these torture experiments. Unfortunately, our biomedical profession has a long history of experimentation on humans.

Arin Greenwood

How Do You Make Republicans Care About Animal Testing? This Guy Has A Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.07.2014 | Green

Anthony Bellotti's day job is working as a Republican strategist specializing in opposition research, with clients that have included Gov. Arnold Schw...

'Honey Badger' Narrator Wants You To Care About Controversial Baby Monkey Experiment

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.04.2014 | Green

Remember Randall, the sassy narrator from the "Honey Badger Don't Care" video? Well, he's back as the narrator of a new video, put out by the Anim...

Shame the Devil (Pt. 1)

Julia Orr | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Julia Orr

In what can only be described as a terrifying ordeal, monkeys are subjected to horrendous conditions including unfamiliar noise, inadequate food and water supplies, poor ventilation and temperature extremes. Having first been either ripped violently from the wild or bred in terrible foreign breeding facilities, their journey only ends in hell.

Grim Report From Laboratory Handling Ebola

Julia Orr | Posted 11.08.2014 | Green
Julia Orr

The report is grim reading; even grimmer for the animals that died at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute located in Albuquerque, NM.

Baby-Monkey Abuse Funded by Your Tax Dollars

Karen Dawn | Posted 10.06.2014 | Science
Karen Dawn

If the emotional abuse of baby monkeys is similar enough to the abuse of baby humans for the results to be extrapolated, how can it be OK? Bullies must be stopped, not rewarded, and taxpayer funding of their assaults is unconscionable.

The Blackfish Effect: How Animal Rights Advocates Are Winning

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Never preachy, the film simply lays bare the facts and lets viewers interpret them. It's the same strategy that animal rights organizations have used for years: Give people the information, and let them decide. And it's working.

Who Are the Animals in Animal Experiments?

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 03.14.2014 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

I have tried to draw attention to the general ineffectiveness of animal experiments and how they impede our chances of finding cures. I have focused on the human side of the equation. But just who are these animals abused in experimentation?

The Top 3 Ways Animal Experiments Hurt Humans

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

It is hard to quantify how many missed opportunities there may have been because of misleading animal experiments. However, there are plenty of examples that demonstrate how lucky we are that researchers did not believe the animal tests.

Why the NFL Needs to Have Its Head Examined

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

The NFL continues to fund misleading head injury studies on animals that will not get the league closer to identifying the precise causes of brain trauma in football players and how to prevent and treat it.

Why Animal Experimentation Doesn't Work. Reason 3: Animals Aren't Little Humans

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Your child, my father, and all of our loved ones who may be suffering from illnesses are not rats or dogs or monkeys. So why do animal experimenters keep treating them as though they are?

Report Reveals Worst Laboratory for Animal Welfare Violations

Julia Orr | Posted 11.24.2013 | Green
Julia Orr

The USDA apparently cares enough to have cited these labs over and over again, expecting at the very least rudimentary animal care, but it is woefully inadequate at fining, inspecting, and citing labs.

Medical School No Longer Using Live Animals In Training Programs

Posted 09.06.2013 | Good News

Score one for the pigs and ferrets. A medical school located just outside the nation's capital, in Bethesda, Md., announced this week that it would...

Global Outcry Against Injecting Beagle Puppies with Rabies

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green
Neal Barnard, M.D.

It sounds like a scene from a horror movie: injecting rabies into beagle puppies and watching as they succumb to one of the most miserable of diseases. This isn't fiction. It's a cruel experiment that is real and imminent.

Why Animal Experimentation Doesn't Work -- Reason 2: Animals Don't Get Human Diseases

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 10.27.2013 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Not only do animal models fail to help us better understand human diseases, they often lead us down the wrong path of investigation.

Why Animal Experimentation Doesn't Work -- Reason 1: Stressed Animals Yield Poor Data

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 09.30.2013 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Imagine you are a monkey in a laboratory and a person dressed in a white coat walks into the room with a catching net. How do you think you would react?

Revelry, Revulsion and Residential Treatment: Your Brain's Fine Line Between Love and Hate

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.15.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

Though external chemicals like alcohol can play a part, it's our own brain chemistry that lies at the root of every compulsion. In that sense, all addictions are chemical ones.

Scientists Wrong About Crabs, New Study Suggests

Posted 01.17.2013 | Science

By: Joseph Castro, LiveScience Contributor Published: 01/16/2013 06:03 PM EST on LiveScience Scientists have long held that crabs are unable to ...

How Much Space Should Lab Animals Receive?

Posted 01.17.2012 | Green

From Russell McLendon and Mother Nature Network: Laboratory animals have done a lot for humanity over the years, helping us find treatments and cur...

PHOTOS: Animal Experiments You Won't Believe

Posted 01.05.2012 | Science

From caffeinated spiders to glow-in-the-dark beagles, animal experiments have taken a number of unusual forms. Some have been blatantly unethical, oth...

Experiments on Chimpanzees Are a Dirty Toilet

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 10.22.2011 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Finally, the chimpanzees' moment is approaching. Get ready for celebratory pant hoots from the general direction of Dr. Jane Goodall.

Alien Nation

Ari Solomon | Posted 10.16.2011 | Green
Ari Solomon

As a nation, we're obsessed with aliens -- and I'm not just talking about the anti-immigrant rants of the GOP. I'm talking about the insect-like, nast...

New Rules For Animal-Human Experiments Urged

Posted 09.24.2011 | Healthy Living

Scientific experiments that insert human genes or cells into animals need new rules to ensure they are ethically acceptable and do not lead to the...

Writing Half Brother: Love, Control, And Talking Animals

Kenneth Oppel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kenneth Oppel

Imagine, as a teenager, being told to treat a chimp like a baby brother, while never forgetting that it was also a lab specimen.