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European Commission review lab animal laws.

15 November 2017

Animal Defenders International undertook a relentless campaign to protect millions of laboratory animals across Europe when the Directive governing their use was revised. A decade on, the European Commission...

Ill informed “scientific” opinion fails primates in research.

15 November 2017

As part of a review of the European Directive on animals in research, the European Commission requested the Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) to update its previous...

SCHEER

15 November 2017

European Scientific Committee fails to support phase out of primate tests During the last review of the European Directive on animals in research, ADI worked hard to gain the greatest protection...

Brexit concerns for lab animals

13 July 2017

Concerns that hard fought for regulations on animal experiments could be lost after Brexit have been raised by Animal Defenders International, following the release of Home Office figures showing that...

Thematic review

13 April 2017

During the last review of the European Directive on animals used in scientific procedures (passed 2010), ADI worked for greater protection and restrictions on primate use; a phase out of use of primates...

Protecting animals throughout Brexit.

29 March 2017

On 23 June 2016, a referendum on whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union took place, on which 51.9% voted to leave. The process of the UK leaving the EU will officially commence on...

Have your say on primate testing!

21 March 2017

The European scientific committee, SCHEER, has published its preliminary opinion on primates in research. We are submitting our response with detailed information on replacing primates with non-animal...

Cruelty free cosmetics - US

2 June 2014

The tide is turning on the use of animals in cosmetics tests and countries around the world are turning their back on these cruel, outdated methods. It is time for the United States to join them! Don’t...

Mandatory cosmetic animal testing in China relaxed

12 December 2013

The Chinese Food and Drug Administration have announced that animal tests for some cosmetics products manufactured in China will no longer be compulsory. China will regulate domestic “Non-Special Use Cosmetic...

Israeli court rules airline cannot be forced to take primates for research

4 October 2013

ADI welcomed reports that a District Court in Tel Aviv ruled on Tuesday that El Al, Israel’s national airline, could not be forced to fly monkeys abroad for research purposes. El Al brought the lawsuit...

Iran’s plans to send Persian cat into space denounced by NAVS

17 September 2013

The NAVS has expressed outrage at the news that the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) is considering sending more animals into space, which could include a Persian cat, mouse and rabbit, following a monkey sent...

Animals in space research

4 June 2013

Our campaign to stop animals being used in experiments for space exploration has been waged worldwide. This will continue until no more animals are used in needless and scientifically unsound research....

Iranian space experiments

4 June 2013

Iran sends second monkey into spaceADI is deeply concerned by reports today (14 December 2013) that Iran has sent a second monkey into space. Media outlets stated that the monkey, named Fargam, was launched...

Russian space experiments

4 June 2013

Animals perish during Russian missionThe Bion-M craft returned to earth a month after it was launched and, although the animals onboard were expected to return alive, many died during the mission. The...

U.S. NASA space experiments

4 June 2013

NASA call to animal researchers condemnedTwo years after abandoning plans to use monkeys in Mars experiments following public outcry, NASA call for research proposals for projects which may involve primates,...

Animals perish during Russian mission

30 May 2013

According to press reports, on 19 April 2013, a Russian space mission was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Central Asia, with 45 mice, 8 gerbils, 15 geckos, slugs and snails on board. The...

World Day for Laboratory Animals

23 April 2013

World Day for Laboratory Animals, Wednesday 24th April, is a focal point globally for the campaign against animal experiments and a time for reflection and change. Please join us – and our friends...

Russia send animals into space

22 April 2013

According to press reports, on 19 April 2013, a Russian space mission was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Central Asia, with mice, gerbils, geckos, fish and snails on board. The unwilling...

U.S. Companies Under Pressure to End Animal tests

11 March 2013

U.S. companies under pressure to end animal tests as Europe bans the sale of cosmetics tested on animals Today (March 11th) Animal Defenders International (ADI) welcomes the final stage of implementation...

Cosmetics Testing Ends in Europe: A victory for ethics and science

11 March 2013

Today (March 11th) ADI welcomes the final stage of implementation of the European Cosmetics Directive. This ends the sale, in the 27 countries of the European Union, of cosmetics that continue to be tested...

Cosmetics derogation – Borg statement

12 December 2012

There have been many rumours and murmurings regarding the marketing ban on cosmetics testing, which is due to come into place in March of next year. At a meeting in mid-November the EU Commissioner-designate...

NASA call to animal researchers condemned by animal protection group

6 November 2012

Taking one giant leap backwards, NASA has called on researchers to submit funding applications for projects which may involve the use of primates, dogs, cats and other animals, provoking condemnation from...

Cosmetics companies putting money before ethics

30 October 2012

A number of major cosmetics companies which had previously claimed non-animal testing policies, have been stripped of their cruelty free status due to expanding their sales into China. Although a cosmetic...

European Commission criticised over investigation into primate research alternatives

30 October 2012

In September 2007, the European Parliament set a historic target to end primate experiments in Europe when it adopted a Written Declaration on primate research. The Declaration, championed by ADI, called...

New UK Law on Animal Experiments – Campaign update

17 September 2012

With the November 2012 deadline for the implementation of EU Directive 2010/63 on animal experiments fast approaching, the NAVS and ADI have submitted a number of expert evidence contributions to the Home...

Cosmetics testing campaign

7 September 2012

The NAVS campaign for a ban on the use of animals for cosmetics testing started in the early 1980s and following the UK ban and the European ban, we have now reached the final stage of the European phase...

Cosmetics testing – the way forward in Europe

19 July 2012

The European Commission Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC) has recently published a briefing “Cosmetics: pioneering the way towards animal free testing”, which outlines the current state of play with cosmetics...

4.000 monos nocturnos se salvaron de ser usados en experimentos de laboratorio

6 July 2012

Colombia: Animal Defenders International (ADI) describe como como un "gran avance para la protección de los animales y la conservación" la decisión del Tribunal Administrativo de Cundinamarca de revocar...

4,000 wild monkeys saved from laboratory experiments

6 July 2012

Colombia: ADI has described the decision by the Administrative Tribunal of Cundinamarca to revoke permits to capture wild owl monkeys for malaria experiments as a “breakthrough for animal protection and...

Kick animal testing out of the house

18 May 2012

The NAVS campaign ‘Kick animal testing out of the house’ aims to end all testing - ingredients and finished products - related to the manufacture of household products. Progress has been made since the...

How the battle for lab animals in the EU began

5 April 2012

Political challenges for animals at the Party Conferences 25 September 2006: Political Animals report launched at ADI and NAVS stands at the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative party conferences....

MEPs and the public showed unprecedented support for EU lab primates

5 April 2012

Europe moves closer to ban on use of apes and wild caught monkeys in experiments 15 February 2008: At a meeting at the European Parliament, Commissioner Dimas gave his strongest indication that the use...

ADI caught the attention of MEPs during the campaign for lab animals

5 April 2012

ADI announce the launch of the Save the Primates investigation 4 February 2009: Shocking tests exposed inside Huntingdon Life Sciences UK lab, as EU considers ending primate experiments. ADI’s groundbreaking...

How ADI shaped the debates on animal experiments in Europe

5 April 2012

EU institutions agree new lab rules but measures fall short of robust animal protection 7 December 2009: Decisions made by key European institutions bitterly disappointed ADI as so many compromises to...

The final stages of the campaign to protect laboratory animals in Europe

5 April 2012

The NAVS uncovers figures that show UK is the biggest user of primates in the EU The NAVS found that the European Commission in its Sixth Statistical Report on the numbers of animals used in EU laboratories...

The fight to protect laboratory animals in Europe

5 April 2012

In 2006 the EU began considering plans to overhaul the Europe-wide animal experimentation rules under EC Directive 86/609. NAVS and ADI embarked on a relentless campaign on behalf of millions of laboratory...

New UK law on vivisection

6 March 2012

The UK has begun the first major revision of animal experimentation rules in over 25 years as the government brings the new EU Directive on animal testing (2010/63/EU) into UK law. This is an opportunity...

Monos de investigación “Quiméricos” - un día oscuro para la investigación

17 January 2012

Los Ángeles, 13 de enero de 2012 – La noticia sobre los primeros monos, “quiméricos” en el mundo, creados por el Centro Nacional de Investigación en Primates de Oregón (ONPRC), ha causado indignación...

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