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donderdag 31 oktober 2019


Stand up - speak up - fight back!

Showing outrage in private, won't help.
Please voice your opinion!

vrijdag 11 oktober 2019


Mario Rothbauer (TU Wenen)
Tierversuchsfreie medizinische Forschung braucht eine klare Gesetzgebung

maandag 7 oktober 2019


Hun werk heeft, volgens het Nobelcomit├ę, "de weg vrijgemaakt voor veelbelovende strategie├źn om bloedarmoede,kanker en andere ziekten te bestrijden".

- De gebruikelijke lulkoek.

maandag 30 september 2019


In a big win for golden retrievers, Texas A&M University (TAMU) is shutting down a controversial program in which it was breeding the dogs for muscular dystrophy experiments.

According to a release by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the move follows two-and-a-half years of protests by hundreds of thousands of activists, lawsuits, call-ins, and testimonials from scientists and people with MD, such as Johnathon Byrne, who was detained by TAMU for asking to see the dogs and has filed a lawsuit for violating his civil rights.

The university's program has also been under fire from 500 physicians and many scientists.

An online petition signed by more than 200,000 people called for a halt to the taxpayer-funded research project, arguing that it was cruel and scientifically useless.

The experimentation is led by Dr. Joseph Kornegay, in which dogs were bred to develop different types of muscular dystrophy, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a particularly severe form that causes muscle wasting and weakness. PETA's list of the unfortunate effects on the dogs includes inability to walk or swallow.

"Studies with these dogs haven't led to a cure or even a treatment to reverse disease symptoms, even after experimenting for 30 years," the petition said.

The issue has drawn worldwide media attention as well as pleas from celebrities like Paul McCartney who wrote a letter to Texas A&M's president in June, urging them to stop the experiments. Kinda hard to say no to a Beatle.

Even as university officials were stating that the school wasn't breeding dogs, as many as 100 puppies were born in the campus laboratory.

"A university that breeds and tortures golden retrievers apparently has no problem lying about what it's doing," says PETA VP of Laboratory Investigations Alka Chandna. "Ending the breeding of these dogs is a first step — now, Texas A&M must stop tormenting them and release the few remaining ones to decent homes."

The university issued statements that the dogs were "already affected [with canine muscular dystrophy]," despite evidence to the contrary that PETA collected from Kornegay's publications and documents from the university.

TAMU also censored messages on its Facebook page. The school used a filter that automatically deleted posts and comments if they contained words such as PETA, cruelty, and lab, until PETA filed a lawsuit to restore the First Amendment rights of people who wanted to comment.

On September 10, EPA chief Andrew Wheeler pledged to cut back on animal testing of chemicals, with a goal of eliminating all routine safety tests on mammals by 2035.

The current trend with drug and disease testing is to replace animals with more modern methods including lab-grown muscle tissue.

maandag 16 september 2019


Het Amerikaanse Purdue Pharma, dat een omstreden pijnstiller produceert, heeft uitstel van betaling aangevraagd. 

Die stap is opgenomen in een schikking van zo'n 12 miljard dollar die Purdue heeft getroffen in ruim 2000 rechtszaken. 

Betreft oxycodon - getest op dieren.

vrijdag 6 september 2019


Een heel goede nabeschouwing over het vertrek van Femke Merel van Kooten uit de PvdD-fractie.

De woede over haar vertrek en zetelroof waren zo groot dat haar motivatie niet  echt aandacht kreeg. Erger: zelfs verkeerd begrepen werd. Medische-ethische kwesties zijn nu eenmaal inderdaad niet de simpelste.

woensdag 28 augustus 2019


In 2017 overleden 220 mensen na gebruik van zware pijnstillers. 
Minister Bruins noemt de sterfgevallen onacceptabel. Hij werkt aan strengere richtlijnen & betere voorlichting. Blijkbaar heeft hij zelf nog geen pijnstillers nodig. Dan zou hij anders piepen. 
Ook pijnstillers zijn op dieren getest.