animal testing

Mouse
Jul 5 '18 15:00

In most cases, animal experiments do not lead to successful treatment for sick people. Many tests are not performed properly, and tests that have already been done are often repeated, according to a study by Radboud UMC Nijmegen, UMC Utrecht and the Netherlands Heart Institute, AD reports.

According to the researchers, data about failed animal experiments are hardly ever published. "Research is then unnecessarily repeated, through which more animals suffer and die", researcher Mira van der Naald said to AD, calling it a vicious circle. 

leeuwaapjes02
Apr 24 '18 15:40

The Biomedical Primate Research Center (BPRC) in Rijswijk used 317 monkeys in its tests last year, compared to 95 in 2016. Last year 137 of these animals died, AD reports.

Ronald Bontrop, BPRC director, told AD that the increase is due the the fact that "a long-term experiment with tuberculosis was completed last year". According to him, the monkeys involved in this experiment have been tested on for some time, but were only included in the count of last year - the year in which the experiment finished.

Chocolate Labradors (Source: Wikimedia/Pharoah Hound)
Jul 2 '15 16:02

The Maastricht University has decided to completely stop the experiment in which dogs were used to test the effectiveness of pacemakers, the University announced in a press release on Thursday.

European Commission
Oct 17 '14 13:53

The Netherlands has been referred by the European Commission to the European Court of Justice for failure to enact European legislation on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes.

Chocolate Labradors (Source: Wikimedia/Pharoah Hound)
Sep 23 '14 15:42

The Anti Animal Testing Coalition (ADC) reports that 127 thousand people signed the petition against Maastricht University's experiments on Labradors.

Chocolate Labradors (Source: Wikimedia/Pharoah Hound)
Aug 25 '14 13:29

The University of Maastricht (UM) has decided to suspend their experiment testing pacemakers on several dozen Labradors. This decision was reached after the Anti Animal Testing Coalition (ADC) collected more than 84 thousand signatures on a petition.

Feb 28 '14 08:18

The cabinet is sharpening the rules around the use of test animals in the Netherlands, the AD reports.

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