Read my opinion piece published in The Daily here.
Two of the most frequently repeated claims of the animal rights movement are that animal models are not actually useful in science and that there are more effective, humane ways to engage in research. While appealing, both statements are wrong.
If you are interested in learning more about the use of animals in research there are many reputable sources that discuss the scientific and ethical justification for such models. I list a few here:
- Speaking of Research
- Animal Welfare Information Center
- Understanding Animal Research
- Americans for Medical Progress
- Animal Research Cures
In addition to general information collected from the above websites, I cite the following primary sources.