A Look at Modern Scientific Research Methods That Do Not Harm or Kill Animals.
Most people believe that experiments on animals are necessary for medicine and science to progress. However, this is not the case. The belief that we must experiment on animals is being challenged by a growing number of physicians and scientists who are utilizing many research methods that do not harm or kill animals. More and more physicians and scientists are also seeing the negative consequences of using one species to provide information about another species; often the results of animal experiments are misleading or even harmful to humans.
“The history of cancer research has been a history of curing cancer in the mouse … We have cured mice of cancer for decades, and it simply didn’t work in humans.”
Dr. Richard Klausner, National Cancer Institute, LA Times, May 6, 1998.
So what are non-animal methods of scientific research?
The following biomedical research methods reflect true scientific progress, producing, accurate, predictive and applicable results. They offer real, immediate insight into the effective treatment and prevention of human disease.
- In Vitro Research
- Clinical Research
- Genetic Research
- Advanced Technology
- Post-Marketing Drug Surveillance