Upcoming book launch event - 'Animal Experimentation: Working Towards a Paradigm Change'

29 Nov 2019
In the newly published book project 'Animal Experimentation: Working Towards a Paradigm Change' (Brill open access: https://brill.com/view/title/35072), 51 international experts critically appraise current animal use in science, and they discuss innovative, human-relevant approaches to advance the life sciences and to accelerate the shift towards the replacement of animals in research, testing and education.

On December 4th from 18h to 20h, the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT), Animal Free Science and the Greens-EFA are bringing together several of the authors to walk you through some of the chapters of this collective work. The event will cover why and how to shift away from animal use in science, the politics and legislation of animal experimentation, the importance of human-focused research to improve drug safety, as well as recent developments in alternatives to animal testing. The book launch will close with a facilitated discussion on how to achieve the final goal of full replacement of animal use in science. 

Programme (Room ASP5E1): 

18:30: Welcome and introduction, Tilly Metz, Member of the European Parliament

Why and how to shift away from animal use in science

• 18:40 Kathrin Herrmann, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

• 18:50 Carolin Spicher, Menschen für Tierrechte

Politics and legislation of animal experimentation

• 19:00 Emily McIvor, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Human-focused research to improve drug safety

• 19:10 Jan Turner, Safer Medicines Trust

Recent developments in alternatives to animal testing

• 19:20 Katy Taylor, Cruelty Free International

Achieving the final goal of full replacement of animal experimentation

• 19:30 Facilitated discussion inviting questions from all participants

• 20:00 Closing by MEP Tilly METZ

Event Programme Book Launch