Prof. Peter Singer to join keynote speaker Mark Dreyfus QC at LFA’s 10th Birthday Event

LFA is very pleased and excited to announce that internationally-renowned bioethicist and animal rights campaigner Professor Peter Singer will be joining keynote speaker Mark Dreyfus QC as a special guest at LFA’s 10th Birthday Event this Thursday evening in Melbourne. The event is open to the public and there are still seats available, but filling fast. RSVP to secure your spot.

 

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Animal Testing

Cruel and painful testing on animals is widespread in medicine, agriculture, pharmaceutics and education. However, the scientific merit and human benefit of many of these tests is contested by numerous scientists.

Amendments to the Code of Practice have seen ‘benchmarks’ implemented calling for the three R’s: reduction (less animals used), replacement (non-animal alternatives) and refinement (ensuring suffering is minimised).

Unfortunately, there is still a long way to go before there is an onus on people to utilise non-animal means of testing – such as the use of proteins from human cells.


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