Replacing Primates in Medical Research (2008 Oct)
Scientists from the Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT), Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments (FRAME) and the St Andrew Animal Fund (STAAF), all member organisations of Focus on Alternatives (FOA), have published a key report called Replacing Primates in Medical Research which fills important scientific, technical and science policy gaps in the controversial area of primate research.
Animals in Laboratories: Let down by Labour (2008 July)
The ‘Animals in Laboratories: Let down by Labour’ report by the DHT investigates the Labour Government's record on animal experiments up to 2008.
A scientific poster that showcases a few examples of the DHT funded non-animal replacement research project successes that occurred in 2007.
Towards a European Science Without Animal Experiments (2008 May)
‘Towards a European Science Without Animal Experiments’ is a report by the DHT and Humane Society International (HSI) on the opportunities for the replacement of animal experiments provided through revision of EU Directive 86/609/EEC.
Science Without Suffering (2007 Apr)
The Science Without Suffering report by the DHT provides an insight into the reality of life for so many animals used in UK experiments.
Response to the European Commission's proposal to revise Directive 86/609 on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes (2009)
The DHT, Four Paws and the Humane Society International (HSI) report welcome the fact that the European Commission has proposed a revision of the Directive with measures to enhance animal welfare and further the replacement of animal experiments.
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.