I believe that it is wrong to carry out experiments on animals when there are better, safer and humane alternatives available.
I urge the government to take action immediately to replace the use of animals in research. Animal experiments are unreliable, unethical and
It is sometimes claimed that animal experiments are essential to medical progress; however the fundamental problem of animal research is that each species responds differently to drugs and other substances - what might poison a human could be eaten by an animal without any ill effects. For example:
Species differences make animal use unreliable, and so do the effects of being in a laboratory. Laboratory animals can experience fear and distress, causing changes in their biochemistry which can affect the outcome of experiments. As a result of these factors, drugs that have tested as safe in animals have gone on to injure people.
There are better ways to carry out research. Advanced technologies involving sophisticated analytical and statistical methods are available and are replacing animals. These methods are quicker, cheaper and more reliable.
Millions of animals needlessly die in the name of research every year. We want safe medicines and medical progress without animal suffering and an end to unreliable, unethical and unnecessary animal experiments.
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