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Sadly, important reviews such as these are rare. It is much more common to hear about scientific ‘breakthroughs’ where data from animal tests are hyped as the key to success. Unfortunately, many of these stories fail to present the full picture and often lead to dashed hopes when new treatments for humans fail to materialise.

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Should Animals Be Used for Scientific or Commercial Testing? Read pros and cons in the debate.

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The harmful use of animals in experiments is not only cruel but also often ineffective. Animals do not get many of the human diseases that people do, such as major types of heart disease, many types of cancer, HIV, Parkinson’s disease, or schizophrenia. Instead, signs of these diseases are artificially induced in animals in laboratories in an attempt to mimic the human disease. Yet, such experiments belittle the complexity of human conditions which are affected by wide-ranging variables such as genetics, socio-economic factors, deeply-rooted psychological issues and different personal experiences.

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The assessment of pain and distress in animals requires knowledge of both normal behavior and those behaviors that might indicate pain or distress. Those who are responsible for routine animal care, as well as research staff who are involved with potentially painful or distressful experimentation, should seek training to help with this important task. An excellent starting point is Chapter 4 (Recognition and Assessment of Pain, Stress, and Distress) in the .

Over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned and abused in U.S. labs every year.

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It is not surprising to find that treatments showing ‘promise’ in animals rarely work in humans. Not only are time, money and animals’ lives being wasted (with a huge amount of suffering), but effective treatments are being mistakenly discarded and harmful treatments are getting through. The support for animal testing is based largely on anecdote and is not backed up, we believe, by the scientific evidence that is out there.

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‘Fundamental’ biological research is designed to answer ‘interesting’ scientific questions that animal researchers speculate might be useful medically in the future. It is not testing new medicines for humans or other animals.

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Animals are suffering and dying in a range of cruel tests

In these experiments, animals are forced to eat or inhale substances, or have them rubbed onto their skin or injected into their bodies. The animals are then subjected to further monitoring and testing before almost always being killed, so that researchers can look at the effects on their tissues and organs.

In many parts of the world, animals in laboratories are still suffering and dying to test cosmetics

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Responding to a public outcry regarding drug safety, the U.S. Congress passed the previously unpopular Kefauver-Harris Act in October of 1962, which, among other things, mandated that all drugs undergo preclinical testing to demonstrate their safety and effectiveness. The FDA has interpreted these preclinical standards as a call for mandatory animal testing. This interpretation expressed the will of the bill's sponsor, Senator Estes Kefauver, but was based on a misunderstanding of the science behind drug testing. The politician mistakenly argued that thalidomide had never been tested on animals and that it was this lack of animal testing that had led to its disastrous clinical use.

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Cruelty Free International is successfully putting pressure on companies and regulators to reduce the number of animals used in this type of testing. We are encouraging regulators to delete tests that are no longer required from legislation and guidelines, and to adopt scientifically validated alternatives.