The proposals have three aims: to considerably improve the welfare of animals used in scientific procedures to ensure fair competition for industry to boost research activities in the European Union The proposed directive covers all live non-human vertebrate animals intended for experiments plus certain other species likely to experience pain, and also animals specifically bred so that their organs or tissue can be used in scientific procedures.
Mice are either bred commercially, or raised in the laboratory. Animal experiments are part of medical history, but history is where they belong. The United States and Gabon are the only two countries that allow experimentation on chimpanzees. Advertisement In terms of commercial products, however, the cosmetics industry is still one of the biggest culprits when it comes to animal testing.
History is full of examples of flawed or basic practices and ideas that were once considered state-of-the-art, only to be superseded years later by something far more sophisticated and successful. In the U.
What is animal testing? Animals are used to develop medical treatments, determine the toxicity of medications, check the safety of products destined for human use, and other biomedical, commercial, and health care uses.
As we develop better technologies that can ensure the safety of certain products, it's becoming more and more apparent that animal testing could be a practice we can afford to lose. Drug A killed all the rats, mice and dogs.