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Resulted in a glut of researchers and scientific misbehaviors as fierce competition for funds increases


Scientific Misbehavior

Indeed, IDA's research reveals that much of NIH-funded animal experimentation revolves around careerism and grants funded through a fundamentally broken peer-review system that thousands of NIH researchers themselves have called an unfair "old boys' network" that caters to those who know how to game the system. Moreover, thousands of NIH-funded researchers have reported engaging in a shockingly high percentage of scientific misbehaviors, ranging from ranging from falsifying data to using inadequate research designs to using funds from one project to get another done to cutting corners to complete a project.


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It is the policy of In Defense of Animals to no longer use language that accepts the current concept of animals as property, commodities and/or things. Rather than refer to ourselves or others as "owners" of animals we share our lives with, we now refer to ourselves and others as "guardians" of our animal friends and to animals as "he" or "she" rather than "it."

"Animals have been regarded as property for way too long. It's high time we took on a more loving and responsible relationship with our kindred beings in the web of life on this beautiful planet. I always think and act as a guardian towards my kindred beings, never as their owner."

Jim Mason, author, An Unnatural Order
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