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‘She deserves every bit of this:’ Appomattox Co. woman helps turn heroes into house pets

The COVID vaccine. The pacemaker keeping your grandmother alive. Treatments for Parkinson’s Disease. All these medical advances are possible because of research done on animals. Read more.

Published April 29, 2021 by ABC 13 News, Virginia

Opinion LTE: Animal research isn’t ‘wasteful government spending’

Contrary to the beliefs held by the animal rights group White Coat Waste Project, animal studies — which benefit humans and animals alike — are far from “wasteful government spending.” Read more.

Published April 25, 2021 by The Intelligencer

LTE: Animal research isn’t ‘wasteful government spending’

Contrary to the beliefs held by the animal rights group White Coat Waste Project, animal studies — which benefit humans and animals alike — are far from “wasteful government spending.”

The proof is not hard to find. We need only reflect on the past 12 months. Research in mice, rats, monkeys, hamsters and other animals revealed critical information to help us combat COVID-19. Millions of Americans are being safely vaccinated in record time thanks to decades of research that resulted in a remarkable new method for developing vaccines using snippets of RNA.  Read more.

Published April 25, 2021 by Courier Times

WI ranks among worst states for dog experiments

The Humane Society of the United States published a recent report listing Wisconsin in the top five of worst states for dog experiments. Read more.

Published March 16, 2021 by WAOW.com

Opinion: COVID-19 Is an Unprecedented Tragedy; It Also Made Medical History

Written by Paula Clifford

Throughout 2020 and the initial weeks of 2021, we’ve all had an unwanted, front seat view of a deadly pandemic. But at the same time, we can’t ignore the fact that we’re also witnessing history-making medical achievements. Read more.

Published January 31, 2021 by Prescott News

COVID-19 Is an Unprecedented Tragedy; It Also Made Medical History

Written by Paula Clifford

Throughout 2020 and the initial weeks of 2021, we’ve all had an unwanted, front seat view of a deadly pandemic. But at the same time, we can’t ignore the fact that we’re also witnessing history-making medical achievements. Read more.

Published January 28, 2021 by Inside Sources

Chimpanzee sanctuaries are under fire. Can a new science-based tool improve ape welfare?

MORGANTON, GEORGIA—On a chilly morning in early October, primatologist Steve Ross drives up to a chain-link gate blocking a narrow dirt road in northern Georgia. He steps out of his car into a swath of the Blue Ridge Mountains and watches the cresting Sun illuminate low fog on the wooded hills. “When I went to Tanzania,” he says, thinking back on the first time he saw wild chimpanzees, “it was just like this.” Read more.

Published December 2, 2020 by Science Magazine

Letter: Animal research needed in developing virus vaccines

Regarding Tony Messenger’s column “Animal advocacy group targets dog experiments at St. Louis VA” (Oct. 30): There are several major flaws with the picture being painted by animal rights activists opposed to studies at the St. Louis Veterans Administration that benefit veterans and others. Furthermore, it’s disappointing that Messenger did not address these issues in his recent column. Read more.

Published November 5, 2020 by St. Louis Post Dispatch

Are there ethical ways to use animals in medical research?

This topic can get emotional: Should animals be used in medical research? Now recently I aired an interview that was critical of the Veterans Health Administration for its use of cats in research experiments related to the bodily functions of paraplegics. VHA did submit a rebuttal statement but the agency has not responded to requests for an interview. Read more.

Published September 28, 2020 by Federal News Network