Lush Prize 2021 Conference Resources

Below are some resources referred to by speakers at the Lush Prize Conference 2021 that attendees asked for more information on. You can watch all the Conference sessions again here where much more information is provided.

Several speakers across the panels referred to the EU Citizens’ Initiative which, amongst other things, calls on the European Commission to “protect and strengthen the cosmetics animal testing ban” and “commit to a legislative proposal plotting a roadmap to phase-out all animal testing in the EU before the end of the current legislative term”.

If you are an EU citizen you can add your name to this call by clicking here. (Deadline: 31 August 2022)

More information can be found on the Cruelty Free Europe website.

For UK citizens, you can sign the petition calling on the Government to “publish a clear and ambitious action plan with timetables and milestones to drive the phase-out of animal experiments”. Click here for the petition (deadline: 7 January 2022) and here for more information on the Target Zero campaign.

A couple of speakers (Jen Hochmuth and Kathrin Herrmann) referred to the open access book ‘Animal Experimentation: Working Towards a Paradigm Change’. This is available to download on the Brill website.

Encompass Fireside Chat

If you were inspired by Aryenish Birdie’s conversation about racial inclusivity in the animal protection movement, you can buy a new book by Encompass called ‘Antiracism in Animal Advocacy: Igniting Cultural Transformation‘.

Panel 1

There was discussion amongst attendees about the economics of animal testing and replacements. This paper was referred to: Animal Testing and its Alternatives – the Most Important Omics is Economics.

During the fireside chat with Humane Research Australia, Rachel Smith referred to the new ‘Helen Marston Compassionate Advocacy Project’. More information is available on the HRA website.

Panel 2

Speaker Jen Hochmuth referred to the ECEAE prize for animal-free antibodies. Applications for this €10,000 prize close on 15 January 2022. You can view the details and apply here.

Jen also referred to TPI Helpathon (a Lush Prize winner 2020), which supports researchers find non-animal approaches to their work. To find out more and to get involved with future Helpathons go to their website.

Panel 3

Speaker Kathrin Herrman referred to the NAT database (Non-Animal Technologies), which contains information on modern non-animal technologies from various areas of biomedicine and life sciences, based on scientific studies and publications.

Kathrin also talked about the webinar series ‘Inhalte der Fortbildungsreihe zu den 3Rs’.

Register for forthcoming webinars here.

Kathrin referred to the Frontiers for Young Minds article ‘Organ-on-Chip: Playing LEGO With Mini-Organs to Reduce Animal Testing and Make Medicines Safer’. It’s available here.

The PCRM resource ‘Early-Career Researchers Advancing 21st Century Science’, also mentioned by Kathrin is available here.

Speaker Aysha Akhtar mentioned the book ‘Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die’. More information here.

Aysha’s articles for the Huffington Post can be found here.

Q&A session panellist Pranjul Shah shared a paper on his HuMiX (human–microbial crosstalk) technology. Click here to access it.

Panel 4

Speaker Troy Seidle showed HSI’s film ‘Save Ralph’, which can be viewed on the HSI website.

Rob Harrison of Lush Prize discussed the launch of the new 1R Network – click here for more information.