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Media Guidelines

HRA has created Media Guidelines to assist on reporting on animal use in medical research. The purpose of the guidelines is to encourage informed and accurate reporting on the complex issue of animal use in biomedical research.

View HRA Media Reporting Guidelines

Watch an introductory video about the guidelines here

If you are a US-based media professional, you may find A Journalist’s Resource Guide to Reporting on Science, Health, and Medicine – Phoenix Zones Initiative a useful resource.

Media Comment

To request comment or an interview, please contact Rachel Smith, CEO HRA, at or call 1800 486 263

HRA News Stories

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Animal Experimentation in the News

Recent news articles of interest are listed here.

What’s worse than a cruel animal experiment? A cruel and fake animal experiment.

What can caged lab monkeys tell us about free human beings?

EU Commission Acts to Hasten Animal Testing Phase-Out

Australian universities and institutes pledge transparency on animal research

Australia launches animal research openness agreement – Research Professional News

Lab rats and science mice: Why are we using animals in research? 

Pig kidney works in a donated body for over a month, a step toward animal-human transplants 

As world shifts to non-animal testing CSIRO outlines opportunities for Australia

We won’t always have to use animals for medical research. Here’s what we can do instead 

Scientists Just Tried Growing Human Kidneys in Pigs

Pig kidney works a record two months in donated body, raising hope for animal-human transplants

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