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|Lab Stress 24/7|
By Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D. Throughout history, human societies have dealt with criminals by confining them in small cells. Not only does imprisonment remove the offender from daily life, but by taking away the inmate’s freedom and autonomy, it constitutes punishme
|The Misunderstood Rat|
Beyond Animal Research By Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D. October 2004 The Misunderstood Rat Rats are one of the world’s least understood creatures. Stigmatized as f
|Anorexia Nervosa and Animal Experiments|
Beyond Animal Research By Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D. October 2005 Anorexia Nervosa and Animal Experiments A childhood family friend developed anorexia nervosa as a teenager while studying at
|Anything But Routine|
By Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D. When King Kong grasped Fay Wray in his enormous hand in the 1933 science fiction classic, the victim screamed and struggled in terror. If one could have measured the writhing heroine’s heart rate, blood pressure, and blood levels of cort
|March of Dimes-Funded Animal Experiments: An Overview|
March of Dimes-Funded Animal Experiments: An Overview EXTENT, COST, and TYPES of ANIMALS USED The March of Dimes does not report the number of animals used per year. The March of Dimes uses many different species of animals, including primates, cats, dogs, rabbits, pigs, hamsters, fe
|Mice and Rats: The Other 99 Percent|
Mice and rats make up the vast majority of animals used in experiments. PCRM recently received documents through the Freedom of Information Act that reveal how badly mice and rats are treated at some of the nation’s top-ranked universities. The following incidents occurred at Ivy League universities and were reve
|An Examination of Animal Experiments|
Inaccurate Results Money Lost, Attention Diverted The Time Factor
|How You Can Help Reform the March of Dimes|
1. Tell other people about the March of Dimes! Most people are not aware that the charity wastes their charitable donations on cruel and useless experimentation. One way you can easily raise awareness is to write letters: to the editor, to a celebrity spokesperson, and/or to any company in your community that suppor
|New Scientific Review Raises Scientific and Ethical Questions about the Use of Rodents in Experiments|
WASHINGTON–Standard laboratory housing thwarts the basic behavioral needs of rats, mice, and other rodents, inflicting physiological and psychological harm and raising serious scientific and ethical questions about using these animals in experiments, according to a scientific review in the July issue of the j
|Confining Rodents in Laboratory Cages Has Troubling Consequences|
Beyond Animal Research By Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D. July 2005 Confining Rodents in Laboratory Cages Has Troubling Consequences Throughout history, human societies have
|Animal Smoking Experiments|
Beyond Animal Research By Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D. September 2004 Animal Smoking Experiments Scientists like to joke that smoking is a leading cause of statistics
|March of Dimes-Funded Animal Experiments: Commonly Asked Questions|
March of Dimes-Funded Animal Experiments: Commonly Asked Questions Animal Welfare 1. Does the March of Dimes still fund shocking animal experiments? 2. Is there any evidence for the poor treatment of animals in March of Dimes experiments? 3. How can there be any pain or suffe
|Sarin: Terror in the Laboratories|
Beyond Animal Research By Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D. September 2005 Sarin: Terror in the Laboratories Originally developed as a chemical warfare agent in 1938, the nerve gas sarin became a h
|Rats and Mice|
Rats and mice may be small in size, but they have big personalities and complex psychological and social lives. When allowed to thrive, rats and mice are curious, affectionate, and playful. Research has shown that rats and mice experience basic emotions; for example, rats laugh in response to tickling, and mice grimace
|New Scientific Review Finds Standard Laboratory Housing to Be Inadequate|
Standard laboratory housing thwarts the basic behavioral needs of rats, mice, and other rodents, inflicting physiological and psychological harm and raising serious scientific and ethical questions about using these animals in experiments, according to a scientific