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Timely review of “misleading” animal research to launch with London conference

Posted: 29 January 2019. Updated: 8 March 2019

A timely resource which critically evaluates the use of animals in science and explores innovative non-animal approaches to replace their use is to launch with a special one-day conference in London on 8th March.

Sponsored by Animal Defenders International (ADI), the event will feature talks from a number of the 50 worldwide experts – among them scientists, academics, veterinarians, and experts in law and policy making – who have contributed to the peer-reviewed book Animal Experimentation: Working Towards a Paradigm Change co-edited by ADI’s Senior Science Researcher Dr Kimberley Jayne, and Dr Kathrin Herrmann. To close, a panel discussion at the event will explore the practical steps that can be taken to accelerate a move away from animal use.

ADI President Jan Creamer said: “Having conducted extensive studies of animal research and concluded their results are misleading, due to species differences, Animal Defenders International is delighted to support this timely resource which seeks to inform and encourage debate about the benefits of human relevant science.”

Event details:

Date: Friday 8th March, 2019
Time: 9am-5pm
Location: Sarah Fell Room, Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ (directly across from Euston Station)
Admission: by invitation only; please email to register interest in attending

Dr Kimberley Jayne said: “Attitudes about animals in research are shifting, and with growing public support and indisputable scientific rationale, policy makers can act to phase out their use.”

Dr Kathrin Herrmann said: “To accelerate the shift away from animal use, it is crucial to appraise animal experimentation critically, from all angles, and to publically discuss the findings.”

Animal Experimentation: Working Towards a Paradigm Change (Brill: Human-Animal Studies series, Volume 22, ISBN: 9789004391192) will be freely available online via Open Access, and to purchase in print for €156.00/$188 from 29th March 2019 from

More details can be found here.

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