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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Animal experiments in the UK: Statistics show 4,142,631 procedures in 2015

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The UK Home Office has published the 2015 annual statistics showing…
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Unlocking the Cage: Documentary Review

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What if chimpanzees were granted legal personhood? This is the…
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Experimental Design Assistant: improving the scientific method

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A UK organization that works to encourage researchers to minimize…

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).