National humane research charity the Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT) is calling for help this Easter to save thousands of rabbits from painful and distressing experiments. Experiments involving rabbits range from chemicals being applied to their skin through to invasive surgical manipulation.
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It is a sad fact that nearly 3.8 million animals, including cats and dogs, were used in medical research experiments last year alone. In spite of many alternatives that do not use animals being available, recent Home Office statistics show a shocking 2% increase in the last 12 months in the number of animals, many of them companion animals, used in scientific procedures. The use of domesticated animals such as dogs, cats, birds and fish has risen by up to 26% in the last year alone. These numbers are the highest that have been recorded since the current monitoring and recording system was put into place in 1986.
Consultant physician and geriatrician, Dr Christopher (Kit) Byatt, has been appointed Chairman of the Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research (DHT). Dr Byatt is currently a consultant at the Wye Valley NHS Trust’s County Hospital in Hereford. His expertise and experience span some 33 years, predominantly spent in geriatric and general medicine.
The Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT) has today announced grants totalling £577,687, funding innovative and humane research into Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, oesophageal cancer, brain tumours and toxicology. Call for applications for next wave of grant funding also announced.
Home Office figures published today showing a 2% rise in the number of animals used in medical research are ‘hugely disappointing’, according to the Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research (DHT).
THE Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research welcomes the update to the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 as an important step forward in replacing the use of animals in medical research, saying new provisions will limit use of animals in future research.
The Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT) has announced grants totalling over £720k to fund innovative and humane research into bipolar disorder, cardiovascular disease, cystic fibrosis, motor-neuron disease, rabies and schizophrenia.
Thirty years ago, on 5th June, 1981, the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in Los Angeles, California, reported the outbreak of an unusual form of pneumonia. This case became the first in a long series that defined a previously unknown syndrome: the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, more commonly known as AIDS, which was to have a significant effect on worldwide health.
Animal testing should be debated in Parliament urges DHT: PLANS to breed more dogs for use in scientific research at a Beagle Farm to the east of Hull should be halted in favour of non-animal alternatives, according to the Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research (DHT).
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Brian is a keen advocate of both scientific progress and animal welfare and welcomed the opportunity to join the charity’s existing high profile patrons, Dame Judi Dench, Joanna Lumley OBE and David Shepherd CBE.
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 –Statistics released by the Home Office today show that the number of animals used in scientific procedures has increased by 3%, the highest since 1987. In 2010, over 3.72 million animal experiments were started, involving 3.6 million individual animals.
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