#79: Replacing Animal Use in Science With Dr. Charu Chandrasekera

In Episode 79 of the Paw & Order podcast, co-hosts Camille Labchuk and Jessica Scott-Reid speak with Dr. Charu Chandrasekera. Dr. Chandrasekera is the founder of the Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods (CCAAM) at Windsor University, an internationally recognized research centre working to develop alternatives to animal testing. The interview explores why traditional animal testing is an outdated form of research that often produces poor results, why modern alternatives to animal testing focusing on human biology are more efficient, the exciting work that CCAAM is doing to develop these alternatives, and why it’s time for Canada to do more to support alternatives to animal testing and to develop these lifesaving technologies.

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#78: Big Animal News Stories You Need to Know About

In Episode 78 of the Paw & Order podcast, Camille Labchuk and Peter Sankoff go deep into top stories that are affecting animals right now from both Canada and across the globe. This include an exciting new announcement from the Canadian government that it will be moving away from toxicity tests on animals in an overhaul of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Laurentian University killing about 200 innocent animals amid lab closures, two cases of a rare swine flu found in people in Manitoba, New Zealand ending the live export of animals by sea over animal welfare concerns, a Nova Scotia breeder acquitted of animal cruelty charges, Alberta ending funding for a group working to help businesses develop in the plant-based protein sector, the CFIA announcing new import rules for dogs, and the B.C. government continuing to kill wolves to “protect” caribou—when wolves aren’t even responsible for decline in caribou populations.

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Animal Justice Urges Government to Fund Animal Testing Alternatives & Plant-Based Food

Animal Justice is urging the federal government to fund innovative industries that save the lives of animals by creating humane, animal-free products. Specifically, Animal Justice is asking the government to […]

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University of Windsor Launches New Centre to Develop Animal Testing Alternatives

The University of Windsor is opening a cutting edge new research institution: the Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods (CCAAM). The first of its kind in Canada, and the […]

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