Why the slow progress on medicines?

Independent Living Guest Blog By Dr Pandora Pound.


A Conversation with NAVS US and Dr. Pandora Pound

Many thanks to Pam Osenkowski and NAVS US for this excellent interview.

Blog on the Patient Safety Learning charity’s website

Many thanks to Patient Safety Learning for publishing our blog

An Unflinching Exposé of 150 Years of Failed Animal Experiments

Rat Trap lets the data speak for itself, plainly revealing how 150 years of animal testing have succeeded only in thwarting medical progress.

Dr. Pound’s historical investigation explores how animal experimentation became the default method, despite an overwhelming lack of reliable, systematic evidence to support its effectiveness.

Read PETA’s review here.

The human harms of animal testing

Many thanks to What Doctors Don’t Tell You for including an abridged excerpt from Rat Trap in their magazine and online

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name of our health are not fit for purpose and with the massive advances in modern research and technology, they are outdated.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.’

Animal Free Labcast

Enlightening conversation with Carla Owen, CEO of Animal Free Research UK

PETA Podcast

Check out this very interesting conversation with @emilguillermo

Wellbeing International Review of “The Rat Trap” by Pandora Pound


Rat Trap book review and interview with Antidote Europe

Interview with Dr Pandora Pound

Thanks to Antidote Europe for such an excellent review and interview, with comments including: “Rat Trap should be compulsory reading for subscribers to the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times, in addition to all who are fortunate enough to obtain a copy of this remarkable book.”

Pandora Pound interviewed about Rat Trap

Interview with Professor Marc Bekoff

“Rat Trap”: Why Animal Models of Human Disease Must Be Replaced – excellent short interview in Psychology Today

Rat Trap at World Congress in Canada this week


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Rat Trap was launched in a lively webinar to an international audience of 270, ahead of publication on August 28th.

A fascinating 35 minute presentation, followed by 40 minutes of Q&A.

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