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.

Is animal testing always wrong? A lesson starter for schools, written by the RSPCA, UK.

Articles about research animals in the library of the Norwegian National Research Ethics Committees

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.

Website on Animal Experiments from the BBC television website.

Information from the Home Office, U.K., including a user guide.

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.

A collection of literature references on the ethics of using genetically modified (transgenic) animals in research.

The views of the major world religions on the subject of animal experimentation.

The Wellcome Trust in London has produced a number of resources for use in education.

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.

The organisation Seriously Ill for Medical Research has an article about animal testing.

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