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# animal testing

Last year
2022
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland introduce a ban on animal and human pharma testing?
Switzerland is set to vote on a potential ban on Sunday.
# Switzerland
Switzerland set to vote on ban of animal and human pharma testing
Opinions suggest that the proposal by animal rights defenders is highly unlikely to pass at the poll on Sunday.
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# animal testing
Animal testing halved in Ireland since EU directive, but activists say numbers still too high
The majority were used to test the safety, quality and potency of medicines.
# New Rules
This is what China's new animal testing laws mean for the beauty industry
It’s a start.
# animal testing
Effect of new medicine in animal studies was "misrepresented" to get funding for human trials
A new report in the British Medical Journal has pointed to a “systemic failure” in the use of animal studies.
# Labs
More than 3,300 live animals used for research at NUI Galway
It bucks a national trend that saw a reduction in animal testing in 2016.
# in the name of science
'Severe' experiments on live animals increased in Ireland last year
Experiments included “inducing cancer in animals… and acute poisoning tests that stop just short of death.”
# Animal Welfare
'Why don't they volunteer themselves?': Trinity College criticised over animal testing
A total of 3,000 rats and 21,000 mice were used in Trinity College Dublin in 2016 alone.
# animal testing
Makeup lovers are calling on people to boycott NARS after it started selling in China
China requires animal testing on certain products, meaning Nars will no longer be cruelty-free.
# animal testing
225,000 animals used for scientific testing in Ireland, in a single year
Animals used in scientific procedures included rabbits, dogs, pigs and ferrets.
# Cosmetics
EU-wide ban on cosmetic animal testing takes effect from today
The cosmetics directive, introduced in 2004, takes full effect today – banning animal testing on cosmetics within the EU.