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Animal welfare laws shift – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on May 7th, 2015.

A new law change in New Zealand recognises animals as having emotions and requires scientists to consider non-animal techniques before using animals in research. The Animal Welfare Amendment Bill passed its final reading in parliament this week (full bill available here). The Bill amends the Animal Welfare Act (1999) in a number of ways, including […]

Primate research in the UK

John Kerr posted in on July 28th, 2011.

A new report published today recommends that scientific research on monkeys should continue in the UK  – subject to rigorous safeguards. The report was commissioned by several major funding bodies to assess the need for, and quality of, primate research in the UK. The project was headed by Prof Sir Patrick Bateson. The overall finding […]

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