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Need for vigilance on animal tests

Paul Vallely

by Paul Vallely

Posted: 13 Dec 2013 @ 12:19

The public takes a pragmatic view of experimentation, but only if safeguards are maintained, says Paul Vallely

IT IS not good news for anyone that a report by the Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body at Imperial College, London, has found that procedures employed to supervise the welfare of animals that have been used in research experiments is "not fit for purpose".

The inquiry came after an undercover investigation by anti-vivisectionists at the college's labs, which claimed that adequate pain-control was not being used, unsupervised researchers with little experience were carrying out ...

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