Welcome to the Animals in Science Policy Institute

A registered not-for-profit dedicated to providing education on ethics and alternatives to animals in research, testing and teaching in Canada.

About Us

Learn about our team, our story, our vision, and values.

THE ISSUES

Learn more about the latest issues related to the use of animals in science.

Get Involved

Find out how you can contribute and support our mission.

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Cosmetics welcome on the EU market as long as they don't rely on animal testing results

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The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) was recently…
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AiSPI ED contributes to new "Biomedical Research Using Non Animal Models" course

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We are delighted that on September 26th a new, first-of-its-kind,…
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Veterinary students can dissect only those animals that have died naturally

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In a year from now veterinary students in India will no longer…
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Stuff You Should Know Podcast: do animals have natural rights?

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The Stuff You Should Know latest podcast episode on whether or…
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Stuff You Should Know podcast: how animal testing works

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A new podcast episode by Stuff You Should Know covers the topic…

Featured Project

Non-animal alternatives in teaching at UBC

Dr. Dubois (Board President) and Dr. Ormandy (Executive Director) have been teaching UBC undergraduate students in the Applied Animal Biology program for several years. During this time they have heard concerns from students about the use of animals in UBC undergraduate classes. Together, they conceptualized a project on the use of animals in undergraduate teaching at UBC to better understand how and why animals are used, and to be able to offer non-animal alternatives to those students with concerns.

The project resulted in the development of a web-based resource that can be accessed here, as well as by going to our Completed Projects page. We also have a final BC SPCA project report that you are welcome to download and print.

This project was funded by the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) and the British Columba Foundation for Non-Animal Research (BCFNAR).