Media Releases

Following PDF downloads are media announcements released by HRA.

2017

Victory! College of Surgeons pledges to stop use of live animals in trauma training courses Victory! College of Surgeons pledges to stop use of live animals in trauma training courses (235KB)


World Week for Animals in Laboratories 2017 World Week for Animals in Laboratories 2017 (355KB)


Counting on animal cruelty? 2015 animal usage statistics Counting on animal cruelty? 2015 animal usage statistics (401KB)


Mice forced to inhale cigarette smoke in outdated research Mice forced to inhale cigarette smoke in outdated research (377KB)


More greyhounds killed in cruel experiments More greyhounds killed in cruel experiments (337KB)

2016

They're Dying - right here in Melbourne 2016 They're Dying - right here in Melbourne 2016 (317KB)


Monkeying around in Perth Monkeying around in Perth (219KB)


Greyhounds suffer during experiments, doctors warn Greyhounds suffer during experiments, doctors warn (364KB)


New guidelines for primate research will not protect our closest relatives New guidelines for primate research will not protect our closest relatives (513KB)


Humane Research Australia responds to Monash statement on media reports about greyhounds in cruel ex Humane Research Australia responds to Monash statement on media reports about greyhounds in cruel ex (533KB)


Guidelines for conducting unethical and dangerous research should NOT be sanctioned in Australia Guidelines for conducting unethical and dangerous research should NOT be sanctioned in Australia (386KB)


Australia to Ban Cosmetics Animal Testing and Trade, Following #BeCruelty Campaign Australia to Ban Cosmetics Animal Testing and Trade, Following #BeCruelty Campaign (527KB)


Unexpected and Unexplained Deaths at Primate Research Facility Unexpected and Unexplained Deaths at Primate Research Facility (465KB)


World Week for Animals in Laboratories 2016 World Week for Animals in Laboratories 2016 (328KB)


Call to end monkey brain experiments as research deemed scientifically redundant and misleading Call to end monkey brain experiments as research deemed scientifically redundant and misleading (364KB)


Counting on animal cruelty? 2014 animal usage statistics Counting on animal cruelty? 2014 animal usage statistics (401KB)


Switzerland Commits to End Sale of Cruel Cosmetics Switzerland Commits to End Sale of Cruel Cosmetics (590KB)


Labor Party Pledge to Ban Cosmetic Animal Testing and Trade welcomed by #BeCrueltyFree Australia Labor Party Pledge to Ban Cosmetic Animal Testing and Trade welcomed by #BeCrueltyFree Australia (595KB)


Primate experiments – finally exposed Primate experiments – finally exposed (190KB)


Media Release - Australia’s Seven Leading Animal Charities Urge Government to Ban Cruel Animal Teste Media Release - Australia’s Seven Leading Animal Charities Urge Government to Ban Cruel Animal Teste (608KB)


More than 14,000 Australians call for an end to the importation of primates for research More than 14,000 Australians call for an end to the importation of primates for research (205KB)


French drug trial goes horribly wrong French drug trial goes horribly wrong (190KB)

2015

New publication demonstrates the need to replace animal models in medical research New publication demonstrates the need to replace animal models in medical research (294KB)


Jebediah Bassist Vanessa Thornton Says Australia Must Kiss Cosmetics Animal Testing Good-Bye for Wor Jebediah Bassist Vanessa Thornton Says Australia Must Kiss Cosmetics Animal Testing Good-Bye for Wor (620KB)


House of Representatives Motion Against Cosmetics Animal Testing Welcomed by #BeCrueltyFree Australi House of Representatives Motion Against Cosmetics Animal Testing Welcomed by #BeCrueltyFree Australi (614KB)


Humane Society International and H&M Collaborate on New Animal Welfare Commitments Humane Society International and H&M Collaborate on New Animal Welfare Commitments (96KB)


They're dying - right here in Melbourne They're dying - right here in Melbourne (288KB)


International Primate Day 2015 International Primate Day 2015 (285KB)


How will the Medical Research Future Fund affect animal experiments? How will the Medical Research Future Fund affect animal experiments? (206KB)


Cochlear Ltd - what price profit? Cochlear Ltd - what price profit? (341KB)


Counting on animal cruelty? 2013 animal usage statistics Counting on animal cruelty? 2013 animal usage statistics (400KB)


Industrial Chemicals Reform Brings Opportunity to Replace Decades-old Animal Tests With Modern Scien Industrial Chemicals Reform Brings Opportunity to Replace Decades-old Animal Tests With Modern Scien (607KB)


Gorillas are highly cognitive and sentient beings – not objects for entertainment or research Gorillas are highly cognitive and sentient beings – not objects for entertainment or research (278KB)

Dr Jane Goodall, adds her support to Ban Primate Experiments. Dr Jane Goodall, adds her support to Ban Primate Experiments. (201KB)

Crowd funding launched to tell Australians primates are dying - right here Crowd funding launched to tell Australians primates are dying - right here (187KB)

NHMRC’s public consultation is an opportunity to speak out against experiments on primates NHMRC’s public consultation is an opportunity to speak out against experiments on primates (191KB)

Cute Talking Guinea Pig Shares Important Message About Cosmetics Animal Testing Cute Talking Guinea Pig Shares Important Message About Cosmetics Animal Testing (611KB)


Rock Musician Adalita Supports #BeCrueltyFree Australia Campaign to Ban Cosmetics Animal Testing Rock Musician Adalita Supports #BeCrueltyFree Australia Campaign to Ban Cosmetics Animal Testing (608KB)


New Zealand Bans Cosmetics Testing on Animals – And Now It's Australia's Turn New Zealand Bans Cosmetics Testing on Animals – And Now It's Australia's Turn (622KB)


NHMRC’s funding of monkey breeding facilities a backward step NHMRC’s funding of monkey breeding facilities a backward step (194KB)


#BeCrueltyFree South Korea Campaign Welcomes Cosmetics Bill Requiring Mandatory Use of Alternatives, #BeCrueltyFree South Korea Campaign Welcomes Cosmetics Bill Requiring Mandatory Use of Alternatives, (609KB)


Australian YouTubers Join Beauty Bloggers From Around the World to Help the #BeCrueltyFree Campaign Australian YouTubers Join Beauty Bloggers From Around the World to Help the #BeCrueltyFree Campaign (589KB)

2014

Humane Charities App Provides an Easy Way to Support Cruelty-Free Australian Health and Medical Char Humane Charities App Provides an Easy Way to Support Cruelty-Free Australian Health and Medical Char (223KB)


Through the Looking Glass – a call for transparency in animal experiments Through the Looking Glass – a call for transparency in animal experiments (347KB)


Senate Motion Against Cosmetics Animal Testing Welcomed by #BeCrueltyFree Campaigners Senate Motion Against Cosmetics Animal Testing Welcomed by #BeCrueltyFree Campaigners (601KB)


Humane Research Australia recognised in awards to end animal testing Humane Research Australia recognised in awards to end animal testing (199KB)


Australian Non-Animal Skin Test for Cosmetics Welcomed by #BeCrueltyFree Campaign Australian Non-Animal Skin Test for Cosmetics Welcomed by #BeCrueltyFree Campaign (611KB)


Model Renee Somerfield Chooses Cosmetics With Compassion, Supports #BeCrueltyFree Australia Campaign Model Renee Somerfield Chooses Cosmetics With Compassion, Supports #BeCrueltyFree Australia Campaign (613KB)


It’s International Rabbit Day, and Henry has a very important message It’s International Rabbit Day, and Henry has a very important message (274KB)


Animal testing can mislead drug discovery and development Animal testing can mislead drug discovery and development (104KB)


Cruelty-Free Companies Urge Australian Government to Ban Cosmetics Animal Testing Cruelty-Free Companies Urge Australian Government to Ban Cosmetics Animal Testing (147KB)


Humane Charities do NOT fund animal experiments Humane Charities do NOT fund animal experiments (149KB)


Using animals in toxicity experiments to predict drug safety no better than tossing a coin Using animals in toxicity experiments to predict drug safety no better than tossing a coin (226KB)


Australian Consumers Say ‘Not Tested on Animals’ is More Important Than Anti-Ageing & Sun Protec Australian Consumers Say ‘Not Tested on Animals’ is More Important Than Anti-Ageing & Sun Protec (576KB)


Australians Urged to Get Lippy About Animal Tested Cosmetics in Labor Consultation Australians Urged to Get Lippy About Animal Tested Cosmetics in Labor Consultation (583KB)


Planet of the Apes – a cruel reminder of the way we treat our fellow earthlings Planet of the Apes – a cruel reminder of the way we treat our fellow earthlings (314KB)


Tony Abbott Urged to Not Squander $20 Billion on Cruel Animal Experiments Tony Abbott Urged to Not Squander $20 Billion on Cruel Animal Experiments (500KB)


Be Cruelty-Free Australia Reveals Hidden Animal Suffering in Your Make-up Bag Be Cruelty-Free Australia Reveals Hidden Animal Suffering in Your Make-up Bag (588KB)


Book launch - Leo escapes from the lab Book launch - Leo escapes from the lab (273KB)


Animal Experiments – debunking the myths Animal Experiments – debunking the myths (168KB)

Be Cruelty-Free Australia Applauds Senator Lee Rhiannon for Bill to End Cosmetics Animal Testing Be Cruelty-Free Australia Applauds Senator Lee Rhiannon for Bill to End Cosmetics Animal Testing (589KB)

Politicians Voice their Support for an End to Cosmetics Animal Testing in Australia Politicians Voice their Support for an End to Cosmetics Animal Testing in Australia (594KB)

Jona Weinhofen Stars in Be Cruelty-Free Australia Photo Shoot Jona Weinhofen Stars in Be Cruelty-Free Australia Photo Shoot (596KB)


Be Cruelty Free Week 2014 Be Cruelty Free Week 2014 (110KB)


Alcohol and Depression Studies on Mice - cruel and wasteful research Alcohol and Depression Studies on Mice - cruel and wasteful research (111KB)

2013

Day-old chicks used in memory experiments Day-old chicks used in memory experiments (271KB)

China announces a phase out of cosmetics testing on animals China announces a phase out of cosmetics testing on animals (156KB)


Stars support Be Cruelty-Free Australia campaign for International Rabbit Day Stars support Be Cruelty-Free Australia campaign for International Rabbit Day (245KB)


Australians say no to animal experiments Australians say no to animal experiments (168KB)


Outrage at cruel greyhound experiment conducted at an Australian university Outrage at cruel greyhound experiment conducted at an Australian university (267KB)

5 marmoset monkeys killed after invasive brain probing experiment at Monash University 5 marmoset monkeys killed after invasive brain probing experiment at Monash University (146KB)


11 cats killed unnecessarily in cruel experiment at an Australian university 11 cats killed unnecessarily in cruel experiment at an Australian university (223KB)


Taxpayer funded cruelty! Taxpayer funded cruelty! (277KB)

A shameful betrayal - 8 baboons killed in pointless and cruel surgery experiment at an Australian re A shameful betrayal - 8 baboons killed in pointless and cruel surgery experiment at an Australian re (224KB)

Traumatic Brain Injury induced in rats by dropping weights onto their exposed brains Traumatic Brain Injury induced in rats by dropping weights onto their exposed brains (334KB)


World Week for Animals in Laboratories 2013 World Week for Animals in Laboratories 2013 (83KB)


EU bans sale of animal tested cosmetics EU bans sale of animal tested cosmetics (189KB)

Australian Beauty Industry called on to End Cosmetics Cruelty Australian Beauty Industry called on to End Cosmetics Cruelty (202KB)

International expert condemns Australia’s use of animals in research International expert condemns Australia’s use of animals in research (92KB)


Maximum Tolerated Dose Maximum Tolerated Dose (139KB)

2012

Shoppers urged to celebrate a cruelty-free Christmas Shoppers urged to celebrate a cruelty-free Christmas (144KB)

Ethics committee lacking in ethics Ethics committee lacking in ethics (143KB)

New Zealand researchers condemned for genetically modifying cows New Zealand researchers condemned for genetically modifying cows (170KB)

Further animal experiments would not have prevented the Thalidomide disaster Further animal experiments would not have prevented the Thalidomide disaster (130KB)

Sir Paul McCartney supports Be Cruelty Free campaign Sir Paul McCartney supports Be Cruelty Free campaign (324KB)

Outrage at ‘shaking lambs to death’ experiment conducted at Adelaide University Outrage at ‘shaking lambs to death’ experiment conducted at Adelaide University (136KB)

Be Cruelty Free campaign Be Cruelty Free campaign (199KB)

World Week for Animals in Laboratories 2012 World Week for Animals in Laboratories 2012 (141KB)

2011

COUNTING ON ANIMAL CRUELTY? Latests statistics show an increase in animal experiments COUNTING ON ANIMAL CRUELTY? Latests statistics show an increase in animal experiments (143KB)

10,000 Australians call for a ban on the importation of primates for research 10,000 Australians call for a ban on the importation of primates for research (141KB)

World Week for Animals in Laboratories 2011 World Week for Animals in Laboratories 2011 (137KB)


Will funding cuts mean less animal experiments? Will funding cuts mean less animal experiments? (135KB)

2010

Leo escapes from the Lab Leo escapes from the Lab (26KB)

Number of Animals Used in Australian Research Gets Harder to Determine Number of Animals Used in Australian Research Gets Harder to Determine (72KB)

Kitty McSporran Saves the Animals Kitty McSporran Saves the Animals (30KB)

World Week for Animals in Laboratories World Week for Animals in Laboratories (42KB)

2009

Australia Opens Its Doors to Dangerous Research Australia Opens Its Doors to Dangerous Research (26KB)

AAHR (Australian Association for Humane Research) Inc. formally renamed Humane Research Australia In AAHR (Australian Association for Humane Research) Inc. formally renamed Humane Research Australia In (31KB)

Xenotransplantation: Government Urged to Prevent Risk of New Pandemic Xenotransplantation: Government Urged to Prevent Risk of New Pandemic (48KB)

NSW Justification of Animal Experiments Condemned NSW Justification of Animal Experiments Condemned (41KB)

World Week for Animals in Laboratories (WWAIL) 2009 World Week for Animals in Laboratories (WWAIL) 2009 (41KB)

Public Opinion Poll - Australians Say No to Animal Experiments Public Opinion Poll - Australians Say No to Animal Experiments (46KB)

2008

Australia’s Shameful Record of Animal Experiments Australia’s Shameful Record of Animal Experiments (49KB)

Logan City Council Fails its Duty of Care to Abandoned Animals Logan City Council Fails its Duty of Care to Abandoned Animals (44KB)

Brisbane Council Victory Brisbane Council Victory (45KB)

World Veterinary Day World Veterinary Day (44KB)

Green Ribbon Week Begins Green Ribbon Week Begins (99KB)

Too Many Animals Wasted in Futile Experiments Too Many Animals Wasted in Futile Experiments (54KB)

2007

Loss of a Mighty Crusader Loss of a Mighty Crusader (27KB)

Local Resident Shaves Head to Raise Awareness of Animal Experimentation Local Resident Shaves Head to Raise Awareness of Animal Experimentation (42KB)

2006

Humane Education Loan Program launched Humane Education Loan Program launched (45KB)

UK Scientists Urge Australia to Abandon Animal Experiments UK Scientists Urge Australia to Abandon Animal Experiments (50KB)

2005

Animal Experiments Soar in Australia Animal Experiments Soar in Australia (43KB)

New Website Reveals the Truth About Animal Experiments New Website Reveals the Truth About Animal Experiments (48KB)

The Fight Against Animal Experiments Moves to Melbourne The Fight Against Animal Experiments Moves to Melbourne (59KB)

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