Animal Mosaic - Connecting Welfare Worldwide
Every year billions of animals are used in laboratory-based research. The welfare implications are obvious – many are subjected to stressful conditions and invasive procedures that cause prolonged suffering. However, all around the world progress is being made in advancing the three R’s: Reduction, Refinement and Replacement.
This topic is not only relevant to commercial companies invested in medical research. Universities and other organisations conducting a wide variety of experimental research also use animal subjects, and as wild capture of animal subjects remains an issue, the animal experimentation is of particular interest to environmentalists, government border agencies and trade organisations.
Browse this area for information on how animal testing in laboratories can be improved to benefit both animals and humans.
An overview of animal experiments, welfare concerns, alternatives to animal use and animal protection strategies to reduce the use of animals.
Researchers created the cow using a technique that gives precise control over which genes are active in an animal
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Topics: Farmed, Research, Wildlife
Supersized genetically modified salmon grown fast and fat and after years of wrangling, are ready for market – but is the market ready for them? And why is the firm hidden away in Panama?
Topics: Companion, Entertainment, Farmed, Research, Wildlife, Working
On a sunny Friday morning, over 30 people gathered in a meeting room at the Yunlin County Council in southern Taiwan to improve animal conditions in the county.
A complete ban on the sale of cosmetics developed through animal testing has taken effect in the EU.
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Topics: Companion, Entertainment, Farmed, Research
This report updates the 2009 report showing the assistance that ICFAW is giving to improve compliance and enforcement of OIE standards in the countries that it is working with.
Topics: Companion, Entertainment, Farmed, Research, Wildlife
TAWC aims to establish a forum to strengthen the relationship between US and EU animal welfare groups with the aim to improve the exchange of information and cooperation
An analysis of animal welfare issues in the European Union
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