The latest figures show a slight rise in the number of animals being used for research.
The Home Office has responded to the consultation on updating UK regulations governing animal research.
There was a debate in the House of Commons yesterday about the update of UK law governing research using animals. It was an opportunity for the government to outline some of their plans.
There is a letter in the Times today with a very impressive list of signatories including Sir Mark Walport – Director of the Wellcome Trust, Martin Rees – former president of the Royal Society, and AMRC’s very own chair, Lord Willis voicing concerns that placing restrictions on the right of migrants to settle in the […]
By Laura Boothman and Catherine Luckin, policy officers at the Academy of Medical Sciences As the UK government considers how it will transpose the EU Animals Directive, the Academy of Medical Sciences has published a report considering the use of animals containing human material (ACHM) in biomedical research, which recommends that a national expert body […]
In the agreement the coalition government made when they formed, they pledged to reduce the use of animals in scientific research. Today, they have launched a new programme led by the UK National Centre for Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) to start work on this. Background In the coalition agreement, the […]