Lauren Feldman 9/09/2022 at 4:21 pm
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, UN Messenger of Peace and Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, a conservation organization focused on environmental and humanitarian education, community-centered conservation, and primate care and research; and Vivodyne, an innovative biotechnology platform that cultures lab-grown human tissue and eliminates the need for animal testing, today announced that they have delivered a letter to Congress urging its inclusion of the FDA Modernization Act of 2021 (H.R.2565 / S.2952) as a rider on the Food and Drug Amendments Act of 2022 and FDA Safety and Landmark Advancements Act of 2022.
Fox Richmond (September 7, 2022) Lawmakers say they’re celebrating beagle liberation
Virginia state senators and delegates gathered Wednesday morning to christen the state’s Beagle Bills, prohibiting the sale of dogs or cats for experimentation.
TruthOut (September 7, 2022) COVID Boosters Are Critical, But Using Only Animal Data Is a Needless Gamble
Health authorities will soon ask millions in the United States to take booster vaccines for COVID-19. Vaccines are developed by drug makers but require approvals from regulators validating their safety and efficacy for human use. In stunning news leaving many health experts scratching their heads, regulators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) signaled their willingness to accept efficacy data generated in animals on the latest COVID-19 subvariants, Omicron BA.4 and BA.5, in lieu of data produced in humans.
Dispatch (September 6, 2022) Letters: Rescued Beagles shine light on failures of animal testing
Aysha Akhtar, co-founder and CEO of the Center for Contemporary Sciences and former medical officer at the Food and Drug Administration talks about the failure rate of animal testing and calls for support of human-based research methods using the rescue of 4,000 beagles from a breeding facility as a jumping-off point.
Financial Times (September 1, 2022) Five scientific breakthroughs to cheer you up
The headlines this year have been dominated by war in Europe, soaring inflation and worries about climate change. But there have also been a series of remarkable breakthroughs. The Financial Times has put together their top five stories this year. Number one? An alternative to animal testing. Article attached.
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