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Email The use of animals in experiments at leading federally-funded labs has increased nearly 73 percent in the past 15 years, according to a new study conducted by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals PETA.
The study, in the Journal of Medical Ethics, found the number of animals tested rose from 1, in to 2, in in testing by the top 25 institutional recipients of National Institute of Health grants.
Mice represented the largest increase in research with their numbers going from 1. Other animals also saw increases. Nonhuman primates, for example, increased from 7, to 11, though the change was not statistically significant.
Cats and dogs saw their numbers decline slightly. PETA has long campaigned for a reduction in animals used experiments and there has been a shift way from using them for such things as chemical toxicity testing and medical education.
Europe, for example, has banned the sale of cosmetics with ingredients tested on animals. The study estimated that 17 million to million animals are still used in laboratories.
He and the other authors said the sharp increase in mice used in experiments that their study revealed could be driven by federal restrictions on the use of chimpanzees, dogs and cats due to growing public pressure, and the fact that mice and other smaller animals are not included in the Animal Welfare Act.
The use of mice "reflects scientists' and laypersons' greater moral concern for animals in laboratories who are typical viewed as companion animals or as being human-like or having higher mental abilities," the authors wrote.
The study accused the federally-funded labs of breeding mice to carry genes that "predispose them to crippling diseases and other maladies.
In an article accompanying the study, Lisa Hara Levin of the animal welfare group Animal Care and Control of New York and William Reppy of Duke University said the study illustrated the need to reform policies related to animal research. They called for avoiding the use of animals in experiments when a non-animal alternative is available, increased transparency regarding animal experiments and a greater willingness to negotiate with responsible representatives of the animal rights and welfare community about problems they have concerning animals in institutions.The use of animals in experiments at leading federally-funded labs has increased nearly 73 percent in the past 15 years, according to a new study conducted by People for the Ethical Treatment of.
Pew Research Center poll have found that 52 percent of U.S. adults oppose the use of animals in scientific research, and other surveys suggest that the shrinking group that does accept animal experimentation does so only because it believes it to be necessary for medical progress.(5,6) The reality is that the majority of animal experiments do.
Disease Outbreaks. The disease outbreak might be due to a laboratory accident or it may be the result of a spontaneous outbreak of endemic disease, an outbreak of a new or reemerging disease, or an intentional release of a biological agent. There have been a number of advancements in non-animal research methods, so there’s no excuse for sick and twisted experiments on animals.
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The ethical, professional, and legal implications of this in the United States medical and scientific community were quite significant, and led to many institutions and policies that attempted to ensure that future human subject research in the United States would be ethical and legal.