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Made a mockery of the 3R's (Reduction, Refinement, Replacement of animals) as well as the 1993 NIH Revitalization Act with mandated that NIH fund non-animal methods of research


Blatant Violations of Law and Policy

These animal experiments funded by NIH make a mockery of Congress's mandate from the 1993 NIH Revitalization Act to fund non-animal methods of experimentation an Act passed before the technological explosion exemplified by the landmark mapping of the human genome, genomics, proteomics and personalized medicine and also violate the "Three R's" (Reduction, Refinement, Replacement of animals) promulgated over half a century ago, in 1959, and which are supposed to be a regulatory guideline for animal experimentation today.


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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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