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4,000 wild monkeys saved from laboratory experiments

9 July 2012

Colombia: ADI has described the decision by the Administrative Tribunal of Cundinamarca to revoke permits to capture wild owl monkeys for malaria experiments as a “breakthrough for animal protection and conservation”. The Tribunal ruled that research on owl (night) monkeys, by Manuel Elkin Patarroyo, breached Colombia’s commitment to CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). Read more »

Primate suffering highlighted in Colombia

1 June 2012

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‘Chimeric’ monkey research – a dark day for research

16 January 2012

News of the world’s first ‘chimeric’ monkeys, created by the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) has caused outrage and concern at ADI USA. Read more »

Victory for NASA monkeys

21 April 2011

Our global campaign to end space experiments has been given a massive boost with NASA halting its proposed experiments on squirrel monkeys. Read more »

ADI Advances Legislative Campaign Against NASA Primate Experiments

25 October 2010

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Former NASA engineer speaks out against primate experiments

25 October 2010

The NASA Engineer who resigned over the monkey tests: In an exclusive interview with ADI, April Evans explains why she gave up a dream career at NASA in order to oppose the monkey experiments. Read more »

One Giant Leap Backwards

25 October 2010

New video states NASA’s experiments on monkeys are cruel, unnecessary, premature and a waste of taxpayers’ money. Read more »

European Parliamentary Labour Party brands new animal testing rules ‘a missed opportunity’

9 September 2010

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New EU Animal Experiments rules: MEPs disappointed

9 September 2010

The UK Government is being called on to take a progressive approach when implementing the new Directive on animal experiments passed by the European Parliament. MEPs and the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS), Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research (LDF) have described the new rules as a disappointing compromise. Read more »

Russian Cosmonaut Supports ADI Opposition to NASA Primate Experimentation for Space Research

2 August 2010

Celebrated Russian cosmonaut and Guinness Book of World Records holder Valentin Lebedev is the latest member of the aerospace industry to publicly oppose NASA’s plans to test primates to investigate the effects of space radiation. Read more »

Slight decrease in UK animal experiments

2 August 2010

The Home Office published the annual statistics on the use of animals in scientific research for 2009. The results show that there was a slight decrease in the number of procedures in the UK by 36,540 (approximately 1%) to over 3.6 million experiments, compared to 3.7 million in 2008 which was the highest level in over 20 years. Read more »

European Parliament committee rejects amendments to animal testing directive

15 July 2010

The Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament has rejected, at a meeting on 12th of July, amendments to the Council’s common position on the animal experiments directive tabled by Brian Simpson MEP (Labour) and Martin Hausling MEP (Greens). Read more »

NASA Engineer Resigns Over Planned Primate Testing

25 June 2010

NASA aerospace engineer April Evans has resigned her position as a space architect on the International Space Station (ISS) program as a result of NASA’s decision to conduct primate irradiation testing after 30 years of non-usage, a decision Evans believes is a major step backward for NASA’s animal testing record. Read more »

ADI and European Space Agency Strongly Oppose NASA Primate Experiments

16 June 2010

As the Mars500 multi-part ground-based experiments begin in Moscow, Animal Defenders International (ADI) and the European Space Agency (ESA) speak out against NASA plans to use primates in experiments, a practice not utilized by NASA for decades. Read more »

European Space Agency opposes mars monkey experiments

30 April 2010

The European Space Agency (ESA) is opposing experiments on monkeys in its partnership with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) in a project called Mars 500. ESA made their position clear following our exposé of the Russian tests. Read more »

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