The Issues


HRA speaks out against animal experimentation at every opportunity. These are some of the issues we have focussed on.

Case Studies

The following exposés demonstrate that the experiments that occur behind lab doors are not some exaggerated claims from yesteryear. They are happening right here and now.

Use of Fetal Calf Serum

Use of Fetal Calf Serum

HRA considers the use of human cell and tissue culture to be, clearly, a more ethical and scientifically-valid mode of research than using animals.



Xenotranplantation is the term used to describe the transplantation of organs, tissue or cells from one species to another. 

Environmental Impact

Animal-based research also has an environmental cost, from production of waste; to transportation of animals; to pollution.

On Your Doorstep

Have you ever wondered where animal experiments actually occur? You might be surprised to learn that it could be happening right on your doorstep!


Humane Research Australia (HRA) works to ensure that animal experiments are continually under scrutiny in Australia.

Dangerous Drugs

Think that animal testing is a reliable means to determine the safety and efficacy of drugs? Think again!

Replacing Animals

Did you realise that 95% of drugs tested ‘successfully’ on animals fail when they are translated to humans? Animal testing just doesn’t work.


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