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Second stage production of Every Breath 2006, Photographs by Dominic Ibotson

There are many complex arguments for and against using animals in medical research. The sites below provide facts and figures, answers to frequently asked questions, and in-depth details about events over the years. For your own personal research.

THE HOME OFFICE


The Home Secretary publishes statistics on the use of animals in scientific procedures in Britain annually.
http://scienceandresearch.homeoffice.gov.uk/animal-research/aboutus/

A-Z ANIMAL RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS (examples)


Animal Aid
http://www.animalaid.org.uk

Arkangel for animal liberation
http://www.arkangelweb.org

The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection
http://www.buav.org

Europeans for Medical Progress
http://www.curedisease.net

FRAME
http://www.frame.org.uk/

Keep on Fighting
For animal rights and against cruel sports
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National Anti Vivisection Society
http://www.navs.org.uk

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
http://www.peta.org/

Respect for Animals
http://www.respectforanimals.org/

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)
http://www.rspca.org.uk/

MEDICAL AND RESEARCH


Association of Medical Research Charities
http://www.amrc.org.uk

Animals in Medicines Research Information Centre
http://www.abpi.org.uk/amric/amric.asp

Biomedical Research Education Trust
http://www.bret.org.uk/

Europeans for Medical Progress
http://www.curedisease.net

Foundation for Biomedical Research
http://www.fbresearch.org/

Huntingdon Life Sciences
http://www.huntingdon.com

Medical Research Council
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/

Understanding Animal Research
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/

Royal Society
http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/landing.asp?id=1222

Wellcome Trust
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/

SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF EXTREMIST ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS



Victims of Animal Rights Extremism
http://www.vare.org.uk`

The Nuffield Report : The Ethics of Research involving Animals


Research involving animals has been the subject of intense debate in the UK and elsewhere. Too often, this debate is presented in a polarised manner, differentiating only between those ‘for’, or those ‘against’ all animal research. This is overly simplistic: there is a continuum of views between these two ends of the spectrum.

This Report seeks to clarify the debate and aims to help people think through the ethical issues that are raised. The ways in which animals are used in different areas of research are reviewed, including basic or ‘blue sky’ research, the development of new medicines and vaccines, and toxicity testing. The Report makes practical recommendations for future policy and practice, relating, among other things, to the use of GM animals, ways of improving the quality of debate, the implementation of the Three Rs (Refinement, Reduction and Replacement), and the responsibilities of researchers, reviewers and funding bodies.

http://www.nuffieldbioethics.org/go/ourwork/animalresearch/publication_178.html

BBC website: Religion & Ethics


http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/ethics/animals/index.shtml


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