Need for vigilance on animal tests
The public takes a pragmatic view of experimentation,
but only if safeguards are maintained, says Paul
IT IS not good news for anyone that a report by the AnimalWelfare and Ethical Review Body at Imperial College, London, hasfound that procedures employed to supervise the welfare of animalsthat have been used in research experiments is "not fit forpurpose".
The inquiry came after an undercover investigation byanti-vivisectionists at the college's labs, which claimed thatadequate pain-control was not being used, unsupervised researcherswith little experience were carrying out invasive ...
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