Next week, Monday to Thursday, 14 – 17 October, more than 30 universities from the UK, Republic of Ireland and the USA will host public debates on the motion, ‘This House... Read more

Rt Hon David Willetts, the UK Minister of State for Universities and Science has endorsed the Big Animal Research Debate.

Adding to messages of support from across the scientific community, animal research campaigning groups and debate education providers, Mr Willetts, the Member of Parliament for Havant, said today

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A response to Dr Dan Lyons’ criticisms of The Big Animal Research Debate

On 25 September 2013, an organisation called the Centre for Animals and Social Justice (CASJ) published an article by a University of Sheffield academic, Dr Dan Lyons, which made very serious allegations about a major new IDEA UK project, The Big Animal... Read more

The Big Animal Research Debate has been growing at a steady pace since IDEA UK began planning the project in February this year. Having started out with a small network of five debating societies, The Big Animal Research Debate has expanded to include debaters from over 30 universities.

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The Big Animal Research Debate is now international. James Madison University, located in Virginia in the eastern portion of the United States, will be running a Big Animal Research Debate on 14th October.

JMU’s Madison Debate Society is taking the lead in organising the event and providing student speakers. The Madison Debate Society is... Read more

After half a year of planning and preparation The Big Animal Research Debate- an ambitious new project organised by IDEA UK- will begin in less than a month’s time. Between 14th and 17th October this year, more than 30 university debating societies from across Ireland and the UK will host public debates on the motion “This House would ban... Read more

Labour's Shadow Minister for Universities and Science, Shabana Mahmood MP, has endorsed the Big Animal Research Debate. Earlier today Ms Mahmood said

It’s important that students are encouraged to take an active part in debating important and controversial issues – including those around science and research. I hope as many... Read more

The Big Animal Research Debate has been growing over the past few weeks. With Big Animal Research Debates due to start in universities around the country on 14 October, more organisations involved in the on-going debate surrounding the use of animals in medical research have stepped forward to endorse the project. The Chief Executive of... Read more

The Big Animal Research Debate has received endorsements from senior figures working on different sides of the on-going discussion about the role animal research plays in biology and the creation of new medical technology.

Dr Andre Menache and Antidote Europe
Dr Andre Menache is a zoologist and a veterinary surgeon... Read more

The Big Animal Research Debate has been endorsed by the Medical Research Council. The Medical Research Council is a publicly funded organisation based in the UK that supports research to improve human health and quality of life, and promotes dialogue with the public about medical science.

Speaking earlier this week, the Council’s... Read more