Come visit Queen’s Animal Defence’s booth at Kingston’s Second Annual VegFest!
Sat 21 Oct 2017 from 11 to 4
at St. Lawrence College (100 Portsmouth av.)
A celebration of the fabulousness of vegan food. Come enjoy cooking demonstrations, a wide range of food vendors, product samples and other delights. Treat your palate to the best that food has to offer.
A celebration of connectedness. Come discover a vibrant and mushrooming community of people on plant-fueled journeys. Expand your awareness of the issues and how our choices impact the planet and our fellow animals. Treat your heart to the best that connectedness has to offer.
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APPLE and the Lives of Animals Research Group are delighted to be hosting a lecture by Dr. Helena Pedersen (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) an internationally renowned scholar of critical animal pedagogy, entitled “Posthumanist Education: Rethinking Human-Animal Relations in Teaching and Learning”.
Educational institutions have traditionally privileged human perspectives and interests, while using animals as scientific objects or ‘resources’ for our teaching and learning, rather than as subjects in their own right. This lecture explores how human-animal
relations take shape in a range of educational settings and discusses possibilities and
visions for transforming education in a critical posthumanist direction.
This Lecture will be held at the Queen’s University Club (158 Stuart Street, Kingston), on Tuesday October 17th from 3:00 to 5:30pm.
Refreshments will be served.
The Queen’s Journal published an article on “Fighting for transparency with Queen’s haemophiliac dog colony”, covering an issue that Queen’s Animal Defence has been dedicated for for a long time.
In the basement of Botterell Hall, below the scattered study spaces and underground lecture halls lie some of Queen’s more contentious research labs.
The live animal research facilities hold a range of companion species, including dogs. Most famously, a research colony of schnauzers, spaniels and beagles carrying the sex-linked gene for haemophilia (a rare blood clotting disease) have been held and studied at Queen’s since 1981.
Although the research conducted on the colony has given rise to ground-breaking leaps in understanding the disease, it has met resistance around Kingston. In April 2014, The Kingston-Whig Standard published an article(link is external) citing lack of transparency in animal research at Queen’s. The Journal published articles in 2006, 2014 and 2015 citing an increased demand for accountability when it comes to live animal research on campus.
Read the entire article here.
Charu Chandrasekera is the founding executive director of the Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods.
In a courageous and visionary step, the University of Windsor has recognized that the future of biomedical research depends on replacement of the use of animal models with a ‘human model’ that produces knowledge directly relevant to our understanding and treatment of human disease. CCAAM, under the direction of founder Dr. Charu Chandrasekera, will officially launch in October, and will move Canada to the forefront of the international movement to replace animal models with science that is human-centred, and humane.
According to the National Institutes of Health, treatments developed in animal models have a 95% failure rate in human clinical trials – representing a mind-boggling waste of resources that could be more effectively invested in alternative technologies and methodologies such as organoids, computer modelling, the development of human bio-banks, and other approaches.