Revision of the Directive on the Protection of Animals used for Scientific Purposes (2009 May)
Submission by The Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT) to The House of Lords European Committee, sub-committee D (Environment and Agriculture) Inquiry into the Revision of the Directive on the Protection of Animals used for Scientific Purposes
SCHER (2008 June)
A joint submission by the DHT and the Humane Society International (HSI), in response to the public consultation on a working mandate for the Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) to issue an expert scientific opinion on the 'need' for non-human primates in biomedical experiments, and the call for information on the use of primates in biomedical experiments and the possibility of replacing their use.
Replacing Primate Experiments (2007 June)
Written submission by the DHT for the enquiry into the use of non-human primates in biological and medical research initiated jointly by The Academy of Medical Sciences, the Medical Research Council, the Royal Society and the Wellcome Trust. The working group was chaired by Sir David Weatherall.
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.
New scheme backs students to find alternatives to animal-based research.
UK to lead global community in search for alternatives to animal testing.
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.
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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.