Animal Experimentation

Events

Claude Bernard published "Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine"

1865

American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS) founded

1883

Animal tests with arsenic began

1911

Have not prevented human arsenic exposure

Government enacted the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938

1938

"The Principles of Humane Experimental Technique" published

1959

By W.M.S Russel and R.L Burch

Animal Welfare Act of 1966

1966

First legislation to control use and treatment of laboratory animals.

United Kingdoms largest animal rights group "Animal Aid" founded

1977

Medical Research Modernization Committee (MRMC) founded

1978

Physicians committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) founded

1985

The Improved Standards for Laboratory Animals Act of 1985

1985

Baboons liver transplanted into a man

1992

Mans liver had been destroyed by Hepatitis B virus. He only survived a few months after the transplant.

Great Britain banned testing of cosmetic ingredients on animals

1998

Harvard Law school offered first ever course on animal rights

1999

The NRDC released report revealing arsenic in water supply

2000

National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) revealed that tens of millions of Americans had been drinking water containing unsafe levels of arsenic

European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing launched

2005

Launched to promote the development of new modern alternatives to animal testing