The first major presentation on replacement alternatives in China and the first InterNICHE visit to the country took place in June 2011. In its first venture into the topic of animal experimentation, the Asia for Animals (AfA) conference invited InterNICHE Co-ordinator Nick Jukes to give an extended presentation at the event held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. Over 400 animal welfare and rights delegates from across Asia and beyond attended a very successful event in a very challenging country.
The animal experimentation session at AfA was co-chaired by Dr Andrew Rowan from the Humane Society International (HSI). Addressing alternatives in research and testing, with a special focus on toxicity studies, he described important progress towards humane science and improved consumer safety. Nick gave a 2-hour presentation about humane alternatives in education and training, and demonstrated a range of exemplary tools from across the disciplines.
Nick Jukes giving extended multimedia talk and demonstration