Information on animal research for schoolchildren
Are you going to write a report on the use of laboratory animals? Maybe this will be of use to you.
Modern laboratory animal science is based on a principle known as the three Rs. You can read more about them here.
The US organisations Foundation for Biomedical Research and Americans for Medical Progress, the British organisation Understanding Animal Research (UAR) and the The European Animal Research Association have collections of frequently asked questions about animal experimentation.
The Kids 4 Research site provides more information on aspects of animal research, including the animals used, diseases that have been studied by animal experimentation and product safety.
There are more links here, provided by the OSERA (Ohio Scientific Education & Research Association).
Scientific American published several papers that present the arguments for and against animal research in February 1997. These were followed by an article written by one of the parties. A series of articles has also been published in the New Scientist.
The English organisation FRAME (Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments) has a list of frequently asked questions about the use of laboratory animals and a timeline of animal experimentation.
The Danish philosopher Peter Sandøe has written many articles on animal ethics.
The views of the major world religions on the subject of animal experimentation.
Here is a report (in Norwegian) from a pupil who visited us.
The book Science, Medicine and Animals discusses how animals are used in biomedical research.
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