iOS app Android app

Lab Animals

Kim Bellware

These Adorable Beagles Got A Second Chance, But Their Story Is Part Of A Much Bigger Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green

Few things prompt you to grab a hankie quite like seeing adorable animals taste freedom for the first time. On Wednesday, a CBS affiliate in Chicag...

Retired Research Chimps Are Really Enjoying Their New Home

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.30.2014 | Science

Meet Mason. He's only 5, but already, he seems to be quite the "ladies' man." “He likes to play with the other girls,” Mark Lewis, an animal c...

WATCH: Are Men Messing Up Biomedical Research?

| David Grimm | Posted 04.30.2014 | Science

Jeffrey Mogil’s students suspected there was something fishy going on with their experiments. They were injecting an irritant into the feet of mice ...

The Disturbing Way We 'Dispose' Of Infected Lab Animals

Posted 03.05.2014 | Green

Plenty of attention is given to the treatment of live laboratory animals, but how about dead ones? The University of Hawaii is raising a few eyebr...

Debate Brews Over Best Way To Kill Lab Animals

natureheader | Daniel Cressey | Posted 08.07.2013 | Science

Killing research animals is one of the most unpleasant tasks in science, and it is imperative to do it as humanely as possible. But researchers who st...

What If Lab Animals Could Tweet?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.05.2013 | Science
Georgianne Nienaber

The Gallup Study opens the door to more questions than answers about changing moral values with respect to animals. No one wants to see Fido in the laboratory with electrodes coming out of his head, but the plight of monkeys seems to affect the young more than the old.

PHOTOS: Activists Wreak Havoc In Animal Lab

natureheader | Posted 04.23.2013 | Science

By Alison Abbott Activists occupied an animal facility at the University of Milan, Italy, at the weekend, releasing mice and rabbits and mixing up ...

PETA Accuses CU-Denver Labs Of Animal Abuse... Again

Posted 01.30.2012 | Denver

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has accused University of Colorado Denver laboratories of animal-welfare violations again -- violations th...

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...

Can Nanosensors Save Lab Animals?

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.11.2012 | Science

If rats could clap, they just might. That's because German scientists have developed a new technology they say could reduce the number of experiments ...

WATCH: Lab Beagles Released, Feel Sunlight For First Time

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

Forty male beagles raised inside a lab in Spain arrived in Los Angeles last week where they will be put up for adoption after being freed from captivi...

Replacing the "Guinea Pig:" Safer, Humane Chemical Tests

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Animal tests are expensive and time consuming, and their relevance is often questioned by stakeholders on one side or the other, leading to disputes over which chemicals represent a real threat.

Part the Third and Final: The White Rabbit Vanishes (We Hope) Down the Rabbit Hole!

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Muske-Dukes

I've tried to present both "sides" and provide a glimpse of a "typical" procedure. Now I'm hoping that the truth about the need for animal testing for human health and survival will finally "out."