Animals : CONTENTS




(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."


  • Animal Testing
    "A children's guide to the controversial issues surrounding animal testing."

    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
    on animals?

    (CBBC Newsround)

  • 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)

  • Alternatives to animal testing
    "The "three Rs"... are guiding principles for the use of animals in research in many countries" :
    Reduction / Refinement / Replacement

  • Animal Experiments :
    Key points
    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