Animals in research: benefits, ethics and assessment

09/12/2013 15:20

By Gavan McNally

“AUSTRALIANS SAY NO TO ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS,” rang the headline of a recent media release by the activist group Humane Research Australia, referring to an opinion poll it commissioned in May that found:

the majority of Australians are opposed to such an archaic practice and recognise the need to seek more humane and scientifically-valid options.

But research involving non-human animals remains poorly understood and highly emotive. [Read more] ....