About Us: Why a Progressive Non-Animal Research Society?

Featured Content:


Researchers Learn What’s Driving “Brain Fog” in People with COVID-19, From Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Feb. 8, 2021.

Researchers Use Patients’ Cells to Test Gene Therapy for Rare Eye Disease, From National Institutes of Health (NIH), Jan. 28, 2021.

Trailer for “The Medical Illusion”

The Medical Illusion

Today, we still have no cures for ALS, arthritis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, most cancers and virtually all major diseases and we’re still 60 years away contrary to what is being promoted. The Canadian government, charities and universities continue to invest millions of tax and donor dollars in biomedical research that has a 95% failure rate. The Medical Illusion explores the issues facing the health system while examining the future of medicine; a transition to human biological innovations. Some of these innovations are available now such as, In-vitro, organ on a chip, 3D human printing and others, however, they are essentially being ignored in favour of the current model. Unless an urgent transition begins, millions of Canadians will suffer and die needlessly in the decades to come.

Need a dose of hope to kick off the new year? Listen to this eye-opening and hopeful interview with Dr. Aysha Akhtar, the CEO and President of the Center for Contemporary Sciences (CCS). In this episode, she explains why we can end unreliable animal testing within our lifetimes…and replace it with something far better for the future of human health. Listen to the interview by Ulara Nakagawa & Sharanya Krishna Prasad of After Animals with your web browser here.

Alternately, you can find it at:

Apple: http://apple.co/2Mur8ZT

Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2L1vGXc

Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/38aT3GD

Human-Cells & Tissue Based Methods

New Animal-Free Method Studies Wound Healing, From caare: Citizens for Alternatives to Animal Research and experimenation, sent Feb. 9, 2021

Breast Cancer Research without Using Animals, From Faunalytics, Jan. 11, 2021.

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.

3D Tissue Models and Printing Research

Lab Team Develops First Ever Living 3D-Printed Aneurysm to Improve Surgical Procedures, Personalize Treatments, From Lawrence Livermore National Labs

On the Road to 3-D Printed Organs, From The Scientist, Feb 26, 2020.

A Quicker Way to More Viable 3D-Printed Organs, From Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Sept. 19, 2019.

3-D Printing Technology Brings Human Brain Modeling Closer to Reality, From Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, April 11, 2015.

Physician Published Research

Excellent scientific articles to be found at:

Also see:

The Scientific Problems with Using Non-Human Animals to Predict Human Response to Drugs and Disease, From Animal Experimentation: Working Towards a Paradigm Change, 2019,

High-throughput approaches for screening and analysis of cell behaviors, 2018.

Alternatives to animal testing in basic and preclinical research of atopic dermatitis, 2018.

Model and Assay Validation and Acceptance from Using 21st Century Science to Improve Risk-Related Evaluations, 2017.

Advances in the Development and Validation of Test Methods in the United States from Toxicological Research, 2016.

Human Stakeholders and the Use of Animals in Drug Development, From Wiley Online Library, March 2018.


Drug Safety Advisories: A Need for International Coordination, From Therapeutics Initiative, Dec. 3, 2020.

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.

The Future is Here !

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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.

Help us fund billboards, ads, events and newsletters – join us and be counted! Help us fund vital educational outreach!

About Us

We are a grassroots, community organization that brings the message of innovative, humane, biomedical breakthroughs to the public.

Why a Progressive Non-animal Research Society?

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Our Advisors

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

Advisor bios available here.

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P.O. Box 63622
110-879 Marine Drive
North Vancouver, BC, V7P 1SO

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