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.
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
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name of our health are not fit for purpose and with the massive advances in modern research and technology, they are outdated.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
Wellbeing International Review of “The Rat Trap” by Pandora Pound
Rat Trap book review and interview with Antidote Europe
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
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.
YOU can help promote Rat Trap:
- Buy the paperback or e-book
- Take an information sheet to your local bookshops and libraries
- Send a press release to any appropriate contacts
- Distribute our leaflet to friends and family
- Send Rat Trap to your MP and let us know, to avoid duplication. The following MPs already have a copy: Maria Caulfield, Brendan Clarke-Smith, Yvette Cooper, Geoffrey Cox, Richard Drax, Caroline Lucas, Anthony Mangnall, Navendu Mishra, Grahame Morris. Include a cover letter, using our template if you need inspiration
- Write a review on Amazon, Goodreads or Troubador
- Share these great reviews from Animal Aid and Animal Free Research UK (final page) and this great interview with Professor Marc Bekoff