Education & Advocacy
Americans for Medical Progress
This site provides continuously updated news stories on progress and discovery in biomedicine through the use of animal research, as well as information and statements from opponents and supporters of animal research.
Animal Research is for Human Welfare
An editorial from The Scientist on the growing opposition to animal research and explaining why it was still necessary. Site requires free registration.
The Foundation for Biomedical Research
This animal research advocacy organization website is devoted to recent advancements in medical research and includes lesson plans for discussing animal research.
The Importance of Animal Research to Medical Discovery
An excellent series of questions and answers about the necessity of animal research, prepared by Michael Dabney of UCSD. Contains a wonderful quote by Former U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. C. Everett Koop.
Massachusetts Society for Medical Research
Provides examples of how animal models have led to treatments of both animal and human diseases. MSMR also produces an interactive perpetual calendar entitled "People and Animals: United for Health", aimed at children, which talks, among other things, about animal research contributions to veterinary medicine.
Michigan Society for Medical Research
Brochures explain how animal research has led to progress against animal and human diseases.
Myths About Animal Research
There's a lot of false information out there, propagated by a variety of organizations, claiming that animal research benefits no one. This site debunks some of the most common misperceptions, compiling information from a variety of sources.
New Jersey Biomedical Research Association
North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research
This group offers tips for scientists to better communicate with the public about research.
Southwest Association for Education in Biomedical Research
This group has an exceptional site entitled "When Animals Help Animals" which has numerous fact sheets, news reports, research papers and anecdotal-style stories of animal research aimed at solving animal medical problems. Archives include a 5-part series from the Seattle Post Intelligencer highlighting animal research, and a Foundation for Biomedical Research campaign, "Survivors," that explains benefits of animal research for veterinary medicine.
States United for Biomedical Research
Not only does this site contain information on how different animals have contributed to medical knowledge, but it is a gateway to the state biomedical research advocacy groups. The state groups have a wide array of educational materials on the benefits of animal research, activities for students and educators and discussions of local issues.
Understanding Animal Research
Understanding Animal Research aims to achieve broad understanding and acceptance of the humane use of animals in biomedical research in the UK, to advance science and medicine.