Upcoming Events

Kilkenny | Animal Rights

no events match your query!

New Events

Kilkenny

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Anti-Empire

Anti-Empire

offsite link Vladimir Putin Jumps the Shark, Compares... Sun Nov 27, 2022 01:38 | Anti-Empire

offsite link How the US Could Have Prevented the Russ... Sat Nov 26, 2022 04:06 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Putin Talks Free Fertilizer for Hungry A... Fri Nov 25, 2022 14:04 | Anti-Empire

offsite link “Trusting the Plan” in the Russian W... Sun Nov 20, 2022 12:03 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Putin’s SMO Half-Assery Has Been an In... Sat Nov 19, 2022 03:50 | Anti-Empire

Anti-Empire >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link About Saving Face: Some Advice to Volodymyr Zelensky Mon Nov 28, 2022 17:00 | The Saker
By Batiushka for the Saker blog It matters not how much you, gentlemen, bend down before them, You will never gain Europe?s recognition: You will always be for them, Not

offsite link The US Is a Luciferian Project Mon Nov 28, 2022 17:00 | The Saker
By Walt Garlington for the Saker blog A lot of people in the United States, millions of MAGA folks we would imagine, consider the US not just a good and

offsite link Why I Despise Douglas Murray and Other Such Propagandists (Gonzalo Lira) Sun Nov 27, 2022 20:21 | The Saker

offsite link Operation Claw-Sword: Erdogan?s big new game in Syria Sun Nov 27, 2022 18:03 | The Saker
by Pepe Escobar, posted with the author?s permission and widely cross-posted Wily Sultan is caught between his electorate, which favors a Syria invasion, and his extremely nuanced relations with Russia

offsite link Cruisin? for a Bruisin?, or, Don?t Spit in the Well Sun Nov 27, 2022 17:29 | The Saker
By Batiushka for the Saker blog ?The Ukrainian people will be liberated from their Neo-Nazi rulers, they deserve to live as friends and good neighbours and prosper alongside their Slav

The Saker >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link RTE in breach of its own editorial principles Anthony

offsite link Waiting for SIPO Anthony

offsite link Formal complaint against Robert Watt Anthony

offsite link RTE bias complaint Anthony

offsite link Fergus Finlay and the maternity hospital ‘gotcha’ trap Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

Voltaire Network
Voltaire, international edition

offsite link Russia reverts to US biological military program abroad Mon Nov 28, 2022 14:17 | en

offsite link Zelensky trapped by Moscow and Washington, by Thierry Meyssan Tue Nov 22, 2022 07:02 | en

offsite link "Voltaire, International Newsletter" n°15 Sun Nov 20, 2022 14:01 | en

offsite link ?Voltaire, International Newsletter? n°14 Thu Nov 17, 2022 10:39 | en

offsite link Is the conflict in Ukraine a civil war? Tue Nov 15, 2022 17:44 | en

Voltaire Network >>

Animal experiments end at Ormond college Kilkenny

category kilkenny | animal rights | news report author Thursday March 12, 2009 14:13author by Bernie Wright - . Alliance for Animal Rights.(AFAR)author email berniew at esatclear dot ieauthor address AFAR. PO Box 4734. Dublin.1 Report this post to the editors

College praised for compassionate move.

The Alliance for Animal Rights who are totally opposed to the use of animals are glad to hear of a welcome development in Ormonde College, kilkenny.We hope the use of audio-visual approaches as opposed to animal experiments at Ormond college will spread within the research community.

hidden4.jpg

The Kilkenny educational facility has come up with a novel and ethical way of providing students with all they need to know about the physical make up of animals, without hurting them.

Biology experiments, including the dissection of frogs and other little creatures have ceased at Kil-kenny's Ormonde College of Further Education thanks to the use of computer-based simulations and three-dimensional models, pioneered by Patrizia Setola, co-ordinator of the Animal Care course at the College.

"Too often our use of animals, particularly for dissection in scientific research reinforces a simplistic view that any manipulation of animals constitutes science," she said.

Because animal experimentation involves the incarceration of animals causing intense psychological distress, this will save lives-AFAR spokesperson. Also animals are often poisoned, mutilated, given diseases and killed. It is arguably the most severe form of systematic violence in the modern world.
Other terms for animal experimentation include 'vivisection', 'animal testing', and 'animal research'. Thanks to advancements in modern technology, there are now safe and reliable methods of testing products that save animal lives while assuring the safety and well-being of the public.

Proponents of non-animal testing methods in the scientific community have shown that these methods are often more reliable, quicker and cost-effective.

Examples of these non-animal methods range from computer and mathematical models to the use of human volunteers. In vitro tests include ones that use cell or tissue cultures, such as artificial test skin derived from human foreskin. Chemical tests include the Neutral Red Bioassay that uses a neutral red, water-soluble dye that is added to normal skin cells in a tissue culture plate, and a computer measurement of the level of uptake of the dye by the cells is used to indicate the relative toxicity. ‘

Bernie Wright. Press officer

author by Laurenpublication date Thu Mar 12, 2009 16:33author address author phone Report this post to the editors

This is a fantastic development which shows there are alternatives to the use of animals. I hope this move will inspire other institutions to spare innocent animals and move towards modern, humane methods instead.

author by Larrypublication date Sat Mar 28, 2009 16:37author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Well done to Ormonde College. As a science teacher at post primary level I welcome this development. Does anyone know where I can get more information about the techniques being used by the College?

author by Catladypublication date Sun Mar 29, 2009 01:45author address author phone Report this post to the editors

.... email the college??? lol

 
© 2001-2022 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy