by Catherine Tiplady
Article explaining the need for a fourth “R” — Respect, in the consideration of animal life in regard to scientific experimentation.
Animals should not be treated with disrespect, merely because they are surplus to the requirements of others.
In this report, Animalearn presents the most current, detailed information about the extent to which dogs and cats are used in higher education and the purposes for which they are used. The report focuses in particular on how these animals are obtained (through dealers, including biological supply companies, and pounds), and examines the reports of misconduct and animal mistreatment associated with these sources.
Comprehensive resources for implementing the latest humane, educationally sound alternatives in higher education curricula are also provided.
Animalearn also plans to release a case study to examine how well IACUCs are reviewing animal use protocols to minimize animal use and suffering.
This map shows the 18 US states that currently have legislation or policies that let high school students use alternatives rather than dissect an animal.
A guide for students interested in alternatives to dissection.
A guide from Animal Learn about making a difference for animals at colleges and universities.