Imagine a world where lab rats are replaced by lab robots, with human cell cultures and high-tech computer models instead of lethal tests on animals. That’s not science fiction, that’s science future—21st century safety testing and health research as envisioned by leading scientists.
Today, scientific and government authorities worldwide are acknowledging the deficiencies of "animal models" and calling for a new approach to safety testing and health research using state-of-the-art techniques. Advances in biology, genetics, computer science and robotics have given scientists new tools to help identify the root causes of human toxicity and disease.
HSI's report, "Advancing Safety Science and Health Research with Innovative, Non-Animal Tools," calls for a groundbreaking transatlantic research partnership to bolster the technology revolution taking place in pharmaceutical and chemical safety testing using cutting-edge non-animal techniques.Learn More
January 29, 2015
Humane Society International urged the Brazilian Congress to vote to approve a substantial investment worth R$16.7 million in ethically and scientifically superior alternatives to animal testing.
July 10, 2014
UK Animal Experiments at 4.12million High – “Devastating Blow for Animal Welfare, a Crisis for Medical Research” says HSI UK
HSI issued a statement responding to UK Home Office figures revealing a rise in the number of animal experiments, despite a government pledge to reduce animal use for medical research.
May 21, 2014
Failing Animal Research is Delaying Cures for Alzheimer’s Disease, Says New Paper in Drug Discovery Today
A decade of Alzheimer’s disease research dominated by artificially creating symptoms in genetically modified mice has failed to find a single cure that works in human patients, and could be delaying progress towards effective treatments, says a paper published in Drug Discovery Today.
May 5, 2014
HSI/India welcomed recent statements by Dr. G.N. Singh, India’s Drug Controller General and head of the Central Drug Standard Control Organization, that he is giving serious consideration to modernizing India’s pharmaceutical safety assessment by replacing old-fashioned animal testing with modern non-animal alternatives.