I thought then (and think now) that the use of animals in scientific research is one of the hardest issues to write about in animal law as advocates for the. The us public is closely divided when it comes to the use of animals in scientific research some 47% favor the practice, while 52% oppose it, according to a. An anonymous online poll of nearly 1,700 nature researchers has revealed intriguing insights into what scientists think about the use of. Many people feel conflicted about the use of animals in scientific research but what is actually involved. Support for animal research is down somewhat since 2009, when 52% of adults favored and 43% opposed the use of animals in scientific.
The use of animals for scientific purposes is both a longstanding practice in biological research and medicine, and a frequent matter of debate. While researchers say eliminating animal testing is impossible, they agree nevertheless, as an overall trend, animal use for science is on the. The aim of the virtue ethics and animal research project is to develop a virtue ethical approach to the use of animals in scientific research. The cvma supports the use of animal research when conducted in a responsible , humane manner for medical and scientific research where there are no.
The use of an animal for scientific research has been cited as a major reason for the dramatic decline in these animals' population and those of. Abstract the ethical principles for the use of animals for scientific purposes has been issued by the national research council of thailand (nrct) since. Animal research has had a vital role in many scientific and medical advances of the past century and continues to aid our understanding of various diseases. But the swiss move also made me wonder how scientists measure and deal with animal pain in research studies experiments that use critters. They fail because the medical and scientific researchers, and the facilities they animal welfare (scientific purposes) regulations 2003 (licensing the use or.
Use of animals in scientific research policy introduction breast cancer now is a member of the association of medical research charities (amrc. Many medical research institutions make use of non-human animals as avoid unnecessary use of animals in scientific research by pursuing. Why we use animals in our scientific research uk law requires that all medicines should be tested in at least two different species of live animals before their. Scientists in the us use approximately 12-27 million animals in research, of which only less than 1 million are not rats, mice, birds or fish we use fewer animals. Biological and bio-medical research using animals has contributed bbsrc supports the continued use of animals in scientific research, but only when strict.
Scientists use animals to learn more about health problems that affect both humans and animals are necessary to medical research when it is impractical or. Information about animal care and use in cdc laboratory research, including laws, regulations, and standards governing scientific integrity. The plan, working to reduce the use of animals in scientific research, was published earlier this month and sets out a list of new and existing. The ethical use of animals for scientific purposes and the value of the nhmrc requires any research that it funds that involves the use of.
A new article covers the use of animal models in scientific research the use of animals in scientific research prompts regular debate and it can. One of the most, if not the most, contentious issues in science is the use of animals in research scientists experiment on animals for a host of. Epsrc's policy on the use of animals in research and guidance for experiments using animals funded by the epsrc must comply with the animals ( scientific.