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Xenotransplantation from piglets to baboons

Xenotransplantation is a medical procedure where organs or cells from one species, in this case, piglets, are used to treat diseases in another species, such

wallabies used in research

Wallabies used in brain and vision experiments

According to a 2022 publication 6 tammar wallabies, bred specifically for research were used in vision experiments. Help us urge the Australian Research Council to stop

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Alcohol Use Disorders

Here a 2021 publication describes how researchers at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health used of 67 inbred male ‘alcohol-preferring’ rats in basic

Anxious marmosets being carried out of a lab to their forever home after being used in scientific experiments. Image Credit: We Animals Media

They Were Decapitated!

Many people are unware that primate experimentation is still being conducted in Australia. A vital part of HRA’s work is to rigorously monitor Australia’s use

Tiny beautiful mouse after she was rescued from a lab with her forever owner. Image Credit: We Animals Media

Deliberate Scalding and Burn Wounds in Mice

The University of Adelaide, with approval from the university’s animal ‘ethics’ committee, developed a ‘mouse model’ of bacterial scald wound infection and sepsis. To develop

young lambs Asphyxiated Resuscitated then Killed

Lambs Asphyxiated, Resuscitated Then Killed

Fifty-one lambs were used in an experiment to study the effects of melatonin on newborn lambs suffering induced asphyxia.(1) The experiment, published in 2018, was

Mice are suffocated using gas in a container prior to being thrown away as medical waste in a research facility. Image Credit: We Animals Media

Stroke Induced and Subjected to Hypothermia

A recent (2021) publication reveals invasive experiments on young male rats carried out at the University of Newcastle, NSW in an attempt to replicate human


Deliberately Inflicted with Pain

A recent (2021) publication reveals deliberate pain inflicted on adult male mice in experiments carried out at the University of Queensland.(1) The purpose was to

HRA's Experiences with Freedom of Information
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HRA’s Experiences with Freedom of Information

When Australian Commonwealth Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation came into operation in 1982, and then later introduced into the states and territories, it was hailed

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Intermittent Fasting in Mice

Research paper Intermittent fasting increases energy expenditure and promotes adipose tissue browning in mice Nutrition 2019 Oct; 66:38-43. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2019.03.015. 2019 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31207437/ Bo Liu ,

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