Why animal labs use flawed science
It was with dismay that I read your headline 'It's not easy, but there's no alternative to animal tests', say Leicester scientists as £16m centre opens its doors – Leicester Mercury, October 3.
It is tempting to believe that inflicting suffering on animals may provide cures for human diseases, but artificially trying to recreate the signs of human diseases in animals is seriously flawed science.
The unreliability of animal experiments is well-known in the research industry, and backed by a review published in the British Medical Journal that stated: "The claim that animal experimentation is essential to medical development is not supported by proper, scientific evidence but by opinion and anecdote.
"Systematic reviews of its effectiveness don't support the claims made on its behalf."
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Latest figures show the number of animal experiments increased to nearly four million last year – the highest number since modern records began.
The Government is breaking its pledge to reduce the number of animal experiments.
It is time for us to turn towards modern, humane science instead of spending vast sums of public money on outdated animal-focused research such as that spent on this facility at the University of Leicester. All animals can suffer tremendously, and regulations are failing to protect animals from doing so in laboratories.
Please join the BUAV and support our call to the Government to fulfil its promise to reduce animal experiments.
Dr Katy Taylor, Scientific Advisor at the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection