A conversation with Dr Pandora Pound, author of ‘Rat Trap’, by Animal-Free Science Advocacy

Dr Pandora Pound is Research Director at the Safer Medicines Trust. Dr Pound has written numerous influential papers on the scientific drawbacks of using animals as models for humans. Her newly published book ‘Rat Trap’ is a must-read.

Many thanks to Rachel Smith and Animal-Free Science Advocacy for this great podcast.

2024 Lush Prize Shortlist

We at Safer Medicines Trust are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for the wonderful Lush Prize in the Public Awareness Category for our book, Rat Trap!! Thank you so much to everyone who is reading and sharing it!

Cygnus Review

Many thanks to Cygnus magazine for this great review in their Autumn 2023 Issue 4:

You need to know that the subtitle of this book is The Capture of Medicine by Animal Research and How to Break Free, which is probably going to get you to pay attention. Written with pace and passion, this book reads almost like a thriller: “Learn how an experienced medical professional takes on the establishment with expert use of science and data and is criticised and pilloried only to fight on and bring change” sort of thing. The evidence she presents is pretty devastating and depressing, because it clearly shows that the experiments carried out in the name of our health are not fit for purpose and with the massive advances in modern research and technology, they are outdated. This is a powerful book and hopefully it will change some minds.

Glowing review of Rat Trap from Thomas Hartung, Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, Professor Thomas Hartung, has written a detailed and thoroughly positive review of Rat Trap in the journal Altex (published October 17th 2023). He praises the book’s balance as well as its reliance on evidence, concluding, ‘Rat Trap is essential reading for funders, policymakers, scientists and ethicists seeking an unflinching empirical appraisal of animal research and constructive paths forward.’

A thousand roads to a world free of animal testing

Prof. Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga’s inaugural lecture at Utrecht University

In a moving and inspiring speech, Professor Ritskes-Hoitinga said: “The Netherlands is unique in the world with its national and Utrecht policies on Transition to Animal-Free Innovation. The whole world is watching us. I promise to do everything in my power to live up to our exemplary role from the Netherlands as much as possible.”

We are honoured to work alongside Merel and congratulate her on so many ground-breaking achievements. May her vision soon be realised.

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