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(Updated on 15/09/2016)
Understanding Animal Research
"The public debate on animal research sometimes gets so heated that the facts can be overlooked.
How many animals are used in research every year? Do people know that most of them are mice or rats?
Why are animals genetically modified? How is animal research regulated? How are the animals cared for?
What actually happens to research animals?
How does the use of animals in research and testing compare with other uses of animals by society?
In our About Research section, we aim to answer all these questions."
"A children's guide to the controversial issues surrounding animal
Why does animal testing take place?
Does it work?
Are the animals hurt during testing?
Is there an alternative?
How do I know what products have been tested
- Animal testing, "also known as animal experimentation, animal research, and in vivo testing, is the use of non-human animals in experiments (although some research about animals involves only natural behaviors or pure observation, such as a mouse running a maze or field studies of chimp troops)." (Wikipedia)
to animal testing
"The "three Rs"... are guiding principles for
the use of animals in research in many countries" :
Reduction / Refinement / Replacement
Does animal testing work?
Is it morally right?
What are the alternatives?
Protests and pickets
How many animals are used in experiments?
Your views on animal testing
Quiz: how much do you know?
Vote: should animals be used?
Timeline of events
- Alex the parrot :
- Alex (1976 – 2007) "was an African Grey Parrot who, from 1977 to 2007, was
the subject of a thirty-year-long experiment...
Alex's intelligence was on par with that of dolphins and great apes..." (Wikipedia)
the video with Alex the parrot (YouTube)