As CAARE frequently reports, outstanding developments in science and technology are driving important advances in human medicine without the use of animals. Everything from cell-cultured organoids to 3D printing using human cells to sophisticated computer models are delivering results that are far more relevant to human health than animal experiments.Read more
Many people express confidence in animal tests to advance human medicine, but if they knew the reality behind these experiments, that confidence would be shattered.
For example: studying depression. One standard method that scientists have devised is the Forced-Swim Test. In this misguided attempt, researchers drop rats and mice into inescapable tanks of water and watch as the terrified animals struggle to stay afloat for periods of time. Animals that stop swimming the soonest are considered depressed because they “gave up.”Read more
Tucked away in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Montana, a government laboratory is carrying out painful and sickening experiments, infecting animals’ brains with deadly prions to study Chronic Wasting Disease.Read more
This is truly shocking.
At the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry, scientists have been maiming and killing cats for years, claiming to study the brain’s role in vision.Read more
In a groundbreaking move, global drug developer Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has filed a lawsuit and taken a principled stance against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its senseless demand that the company conduct an additional nine-month, large animal toxicity study in order to proceed with clinical trials for Vanda’s new drug, tradipitant.Read more
As we close out the year and get ready for another year of diligent work to end the suffering of animals in laboratories, I want to thank each and every one of you for being part of this effort.Read more
In a laboratory at John Hopkins University, a group of monkeys spend their lives as research subjects for brain experiments.
Two of these monkeys— Aragorn and Isildur —were recently used in experiments to investigate which region of the brain is involved in human gambling. Aragorn has been confined and used in these types of experiments for nearly 10 years.Read more
Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston conducted a study claiming to show how yoga stretching may have a positive impact on breast cancer. The problem is the study, conducted on mice, has nothing to do with yoga stretching or human breast cancer.Read more
June 10, 2018
A small but powerful collection of animal experimentation groups has presented measures to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that would drastically weaken existing policies and regulations protecting animals in laboratories.Read more
CAARE recently learned that National Jewish Health (NJH), a research hospital specializing in respiratory diseases, conducts cruel smoking experiments on animals. Worse still, in a sign of reckless neglect, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cited NJH with a critical violation of the Animal Welfare Act, which indicates that an animal died or was seriously injured.Read more