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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Swiss ban on animal-tested cosmetics enters into force

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Switzerland has officially banned the sale of cosmetic products…
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An open letter- looking back, and charging ahead in 2017

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An inspiring open letter discussing the strides that were made…
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Animal Research Statistics in Czech Republic, Estonia and Slovenia in 2015

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The Czech Republic reported a 1% rise in the number of animal…
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Reconsidering research on primates

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Even as medical research on primates has led to new treatments…

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).