Those who oppose experiments on living animals, or who query the validity and/or the morality of utilising such models, may do so for a variety of reasons, including:
  • regard for the sanctity of animal life

  • concern for the welfare of animals, especially of certain species

  • abhorrence of cruelty or of inflicting pain and suffering

  • belief that the experiments conducted with whole animal models are often crude, non scientific and/or wasteful of time and resources

  • belief that extrapolation to man of animal data may be at best tenuous and at worst misleading

  • belief that in vitro studies are capable, or potentially capable, of yielding more rapid and precise information than animal studies

  • sociopolitical association of animal experimentation with those other facets of life that provoke protestation and its sequelae.


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© The Contributors 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alastair Worden
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  1. 1.School of Pharmacy and PharmacologyUniversity of BathClaverton DownUK

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