FRAME’s viewpoints on a number of topics.
FRAME has responded to recent press stories of mouse head transplants being carried out in China. The Wall Street Journal has reported that surgeon Professor Xiaoping Ren has carried out procedures on more than 1,000 mice, and plans to extend his work to non-human primates – even though none of the mice has survived for more than […]
The discussion this week of the “Stop Vivisection” initiative has highlighted several extremely important issues.
Firstly, the high priority that needs to be given to replacement of animal experiments with scientifically valid alternatives.
Secondly, the limited relevance to human disease processes of many animal studies.
Thirdly, the poor understanding across much of society of why animal experiments are […]
Researchers have announced that it might be possible to transplant a human head onto a donor body within two years – but FRAME is concerned about the ethical and scientific questions surrounding the project.
FRAME Scientific Director Dr Gerry Kenna said: “At first glance, the proposal to transplant a human head to a different body has […]
FRAME believes that stem cells are potentially invaluable alternatives to conducting some of the most distressing experiments in sentient animals.
Stem cell research is still in its infancy but could result in more sensitive and relevant tests that might replace animal tests that cause foetal deformities and death over several generations.
FRAME supports the work of the UK tissue […]
FRAME is deeply concerned about the use of botulinum toxin (like botox) for cosmetic purposes, and the apparent indifference by its users to the intense animal suffering its production causes. There is no excuse for animals being subjected to painful and distressing procedures for the sake of human vanity.
FRAME was delighted when a new, non-animal […]
FRAME has serious concerns about the use of animals as transplant donors for humans (xenotransplantation) because of the conditions in which donor animals would need to be housed and the potential harm to the animal of carrying the necessary parts of the human genetic code that make xenotransplantation possible.
FRAME supports a reassessment of the current […]
FRAME does not give a definitive answer to this question because it is very subjective. Individual people draw the line between what is, and what is not, acceptable in different places.
Some people would choose not to take a headache tablet if many animals had been killed in its production, but the same people might take […]
FRAME believes that animals should not be used to test products that can be safely tested using human volunteers and supports the use of donated human tissues and cells for use in research that replaces animal experiments.
Human information, such as genetic data and medical records are sources of information that can be used in medical […]
FRAME does not condone any form of terrorist activities on the part of individuals or organisations, such as animal rights groups, that threaten the lives or property of those who are either directly or indirectly associated with the use of laboratory animals.
FRAME is strictly based on scientific principles and believes that the proper and realistic […]