Upcoming Events

Kilkenny | Animal Rights

no events match your query!

New Events

Kilkenny

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Anti-Empire

Anti-Empire

offsite link New ‘Diplomacy’: Why Are Ambassadors... Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:43 | Rick Rozoff

offsite link The Uninjected — The Niggers of the Ne... Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:45 | Marko Marjanović

offsite link Bad News for Aussies & Kiwis: Vaccine Gr... Thu Jul 22, 2021 13:36 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Vietnam Is Taking Children as Young as 5... Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:36 | Pham Minh Triet

offsite link Israeli — Not Chinese — Firm Caught ... Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:36 | Ethan Paul

Anti-Empire >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Foreign Ministry Statement on the interstate claim brought by Russia against Ukraine with the Europe... Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:22 | amarynth
https://www.mid.ru/en/forei... On July 22, 2021, the Russian Federation filed an interstate complaint against Ukraine to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) invoking Article 33 of the Convention for the

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/07/23 ? Open Thread Fri Jul 23, 2021 08:00 | Herb Swanson
2021/07/23 07:00:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link The Russian Federation has filed an interstate complaint against Ukraine with the European Court of ... Thu Jul 22, 2021 23:04 | amarynth
Prosecutor General’s Office Of the Russian Federation July 22, 2021, 10:30 am On July 22, 2021, the Russian Federation filed an interstate complaint with the European Court of Human Rights

offsite link Many interesting developments in Russia Thu Jul 22, 2021 01:00 | The Saker
[this column was written for the Unz Review] The past week has been quite intense in Russia – lots of interesting developments took place, and today I will mention three:

offsite link The Empire is throwing in the towel on North Stream 2 Wed Jul 21, 2021 22:17 | The Saker
This was expected for quite a while now, but nonetheless, this is huge news: the Biden Admin has given up on US plans to prevent the NS2 from being completed. 

The Saker >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Youth power – Don’t ask – Take

offsite link When the establishment betrays the people?s trust Anthony

offsite link The day Eoghan Harris went bad Anthony

offsite link Declining standards in Irish journalism Anthony

offsite link Mainstream media: Failing to speak truth to power Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

Voltaire Network
Voltaire, international edition

offsite link France, against its adversaries and its allies, by Thierry Meyssan Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:36 | en

offsite link From false accusations to the real massacre, by Thierry Meyssan Wed Jul 21, 2021 09:39 | en

offsite link The nuclear race accelerates, by Manlio Dinucci Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:21 | en

offsite link Turkey sending jihadists from Idlib to Afghanistan Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:32 | en

offsite link Japan to side with Taiwan over China Thu Jul 08, 2021 08:37 | en

Voltaire Network >>

Animal experiments end at Ormond college Kilkenny

category kilkenny | animal rights | news report author Thursday March 12, 2009 14:13author by Bernie Wright - . Alliance for Animal Rights.(AFAR)author email berniew at esatclear dot ieauthor address AFAR. PO Box 4734. Dublin.1 Report this post to the editors

College praised for compassionate move.

The Alliance for Animal Rights who are totally opposed to the use of animals are glad to hear of a welcome development in Ormonde College, kilkenny.We hope the use of audio-visual approaches as opposed to animal experiments at Ormond college will spread within the research community.

hidden4.jpg

The Kilkenny educational facility has come up with a novel and ethical way of providing students with all they need to know about the physical make up of animals, without hurting them.

Biology experiments, including the dissection of frogs and other little creatures have ceased at Kil-kenny's Ormonde College of Further Education thanks to the use of computer-based simulations and three-dimensional models, pioneered by Patrizia Setola, co-ordinator of the Animal Care course at the College.

"Too often our use of animals, particularly for dissection in scientific research reinforces a simplistic view that any manipulation of animals constitutes science," she said.

Because animal experimentation involves the incarceration of animals causing intense psychological distress, this will save lives-AFAR spokesperson. Also animals are often poisoned, mutilated, given diseases and killed. It is arguably the most severe form of systematic violence in the modern world.
Other terms for animal experimentation include 'vivisection', 'animal testing', and 'animal research'. Thanks to advancements in modern technology, there are now safe and reliable methods of testing products that save animal lives while assuring the safety and well-being of the public.

Proponents of non-animal testing methods in the scientific community have shown that these methods are often more reliable, quicker and cost-effective.

Examples of these non-animal methods range from computer and mathematical models to the use of human volunteers. In vitro tests include ones that use cell or tissue cultures, such as artificial test skin derived from human foreskin. Chemical tests include the Neutral Red Bioassay that uses a neutral red, water-soluble dye that is added to normal skin cells in a tissue culture plate, and a computer measurement of the level of uptake of the dye by the cells is used to indicate the relative toxicity. ‘

Bernie Wright. Press officer

author by Laurenpublication date Thu Mar 12, 2009 16:33author address author phone Report this post to the editors

This is a fantastic development which shows there are alternatives to the use of animals. I hope this move will inspire other institutions to spare innocent animals and move towards modern, humane methods instead.

author by Larrypublication date Sat Mar 28, 2009 16:37author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Well done to Ormonde College. As a science teacher at post primary level I welcome this development. Does anyone know where I can get more information about the techniques being used by the College?

author by Catladypublication date Sun Mar 29, 2009 01:45author address author phone Report this post to the editors

.... email the college??? lol

 
© 2001-2021 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy