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.

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As thinking on animals shifts, new journal on animal feeling launches

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In the editorial introducing the journal called Animal Sentience:…
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What people can learn from how animals think

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The study of animal minds was long divided between what are sometimes…
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Do animals have legal rights?

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One of the most widely-emulated positions around the world has…
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Switzerland commits to animal testing ban following Green Party motion

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The Swiss government has announced plans to commit to ban the…

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).