An introduction to the European Animal Research Association | Kirk Leech | June 23, 2020
From Rafael Frias
The European Animal Research Association (EARA) was established to better inform the European public and political decision-makers of the continued need for, and benefits of, the humane use of animals in biomedical research. EARA seeks to provide support, advocacy and reliable communication on behalf of public and private researchers at both national and European levels. EARA’s strategic goals are:
1. To represent the European life sciences sector at EU institutions and at the European national authority level.
2. To facilitate choice and sustainability in the supply chain and transport for animal research.
3. To improve public awareness and acceptance of the importance of the use of animals for biomedical research for human, animal, and environmental benefit.
4. To assist in the formation of national advocacy networks and to ensure the expansion of the EARA network across Europe.
Kirk Leech, Executive Director of EARA will outline on this webinar the current work of EARA to improve public understanding and acceptability of animal research.
Previously to EARA Kirk worked in government affairs for the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. Prior to that Kirk worked for Understanding Animal Research, the UK’s leading advocacy group on the use of animals in medical research. Kirk is a regular writer and presenter in UK, European, and US media with over 400 articles and appearances on television and radio.