Human-Cells & Tissue Based Methods

Webinars offered on animal free anitbody research after: “The JRC’s EU Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing (EURL ECVAM) issued a Recommendation urging end-users and other stakeholders to recognize the scientific validity of non-animal-derived antibodies and to stop using animals for antibody development and production.” – The European Commission’s Science and Knowledge Service

Click here to see slides and recordings of the antibody webinar series.

Human Tissue Needed to Reduce Animal Use for Biomedical Research, From Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine, Oct. 23, 2020.

Human Skin Models as Alternatives to Animal Use, From NAVS, Science First, October 2020.

Animals may no longer be used for the production of anti-bodies. From NAVS: Science First, 2020.

Click here for a summary of the above article, From CAAT, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Organoids Advance COVID-19 Research, From NAVS, Science First, 2020.

CRISPR-edited immune cells survive for months and still kill cancer, From Healthline, 2020.

Testing vaccines without laboratory animals by Leiden University, From Medical Express, July 23, 2020.


Of Mice and Men: Could COVID Spell the End of Animal Testing? From Coporate Knights, Nov. 5, 2020, Fall 2020 Issue.

A Supercomputer Analyzed COVID-19 and an Interesting New Theory has Emerged: A Closer Look at the Bradykinin Hypothesis, From Elemental, Aug 31, 2020.

Second vaccine in Britain on track to start human trials as soon as Wednesday, June 17, 2020, From Daily Mail

How does COVID 19 invade our bodies so easily? U of T Engineering team uses ‘organ-on-a-chip’ model to find out, April 2020.

International Coalition Urges Scientists to Leave Animals Out of Covid-19 Research, April 21, 2020

Fighting COVID-19 without animal tests, From Citizens for Alternatives to Animal Research and Experimentation, March 22, 2020

Coronavirus: Origins, Prevention, Containment, and Treatment, From Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

What everyone needs to know about COVID-19 Vaccine Testing, From Animal Alliance, April 21, 2020

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease misses the boat when it comes to animal studies and COVID-19, From Citizens for Alternatives to Animal Research and Experimentation (Caare).

Treatment shown to be adverse for humans despite being approved after animal testing

Drug Picato has been withdrawn from use in Canada due to potential increased risk of skin cancer. From Government of Canada, Recalls and safety alerts, October 27, 2020.

Use of the drug Picato may increase the risk of skin cancer. From Government of Canada, Recalls and safety alerts, July 2, 2020.


Take action now! Send a letter to your local university, hospital or teaching facility.

Click here to see a letter to get you started. Feel free to modify and customize as needed.

Click here for another resource to guide your letter writing – highly recommended material from our Humane Education Advisor, Dr. Olivier Berreville

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Volunteers Wanted

  1. Instagram Savvy Volunteers Wanted
  • Are you an Instagram-savvy, creative vegan volunteer? ?
  • Our newly-formed Progressive Non-Animal Research Society needs you!!
  • Our mission is to promote the use of innovative, humane alternatives to animal experimentation.
  • We would provide you with content that would link back to our website – your role would be to
  • make the IG post vital, upbeat and upload it for us….. possibly 2 – 3 times per week….
  • Please contact us at pnarsposts@gmail.com

2. Volunteers with research skills:

We are seeking committed volunteers, with demonstrated desk research skills, with an understanding of medical research and terminology, strong writing skills, and analytical skills to carry out various research projects.

We are looking for a minimum of two volunteers to help us with the following:

1. Building a new case studies section for our website to help highlight how animals are used in research, testing and teaching in Canada.
2. Compiling a list of case studies of Canadian research utilizing ethical and modern methods without animals.
3. Compiling a list of non-animal-based methods that can be used to train vet students.
4. Other general volunteer work like fact-checking, reference checking and offering scientific advice.

You will have the ability to read scientific publications and transpose the key points into case studies targeted at a non-scientific audience. Ideally, you will hold a minimum of an undergraduate scientific qualification and/or employment in the medical or research industry.

If you are committed to advancing modern, ethical and effective medical research and replacing the use of animals in research, testing and teaching, volunteering at PNARS will enable you to directly contribute to progress in this area.

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Dr. Olivier Berreville, Myriam Brulot, Ericka Ceballos, Dr. Maidie Hilmo, Dr. Andre Menache, Anna Pippus

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