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International Association Against Painful Experiments on Animals

Alternatives To Animal Experiments Research Testing

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Sight deprivation experiments have been carried out in laboratories worldwide and are often justified by claims that they have contributed to the treatment of amblyopia (lazy eye). Yet critics argue that it is really human clinical studies that have been responsible for almost every advance.(50)

While there will always be intense competition for research funds, policy makers may care to reflect on the preposterous situation where more is allocated to research with animals than to investigations of our own species! The equivalent would be for veterinary scientists to spend more on human clinical observations than on research into animal diseases, clearly an unthinkable proposition.

 

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