❝ Do animals used in research deserve protection? Yes, and they get it. Our government sets strict standards for research animal care. When a scientist applies for funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the application must specify very clearly why animals must be used, why a replacement for animals cannot be used in their place, how care of the animals will reduce or eliminate any pain or distress that the animal might experience as a result of the studies, how the number of animals to be used has been determined, and that the study is not a repeat of something that has been done and established previously. If an applicant for funding fails to answer those questions, that applicant’s work will not be funded, no matter how scientifically important it might be, until proper care and use of animal subjects has been assured.
— William T. Talman, MD, Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, University of Iowa
(Source: The Huffington Post)Posted 1 year ago with 4 notes
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