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While it is important to provide a full explanation of the reasons why animal research and testing is important for modern medicine, it can sometimes be useful to have a handful of short pro animal research one-liners on hand. These work particularly well for Twitter – which is why each of our lines below includes a “Tweet This” option. So here is a short list (which we will be adding to over time) of reasons to support animal experiments.

In general

  • The physiological systems of humans and other species of animals are very similar
  • Humans share more than 85% of their protein encoding DNA with mice.
  • Animal research has resulted in the development of vaccines for some of the deadliest diseases (e.g. rabies).
  • Medical devices, such as pacemakers and cochlear implants, were dependent upon animal research.
  • Vaccinations for polio, tuberculosis, and diphtheria have all been developed through research on animals.
  • Animal research plays a key role in the development of veterinary medicines for our pets.
  • Survival of premature babies, from prenatal corticosteroids to life support machines, has relied on animal research.

By Species

  • Cattle helped scientists create vaccines for smallpox, the HPV vaccine and treatment for river blindness.
  • Local anesthetics, rabies vaccine, blood transfusions and statins were made possible by research on rabbits.
  • Monkeys were key to developing the polio vaccine, antiretrovirals, and deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s patients.
  • Hip replacement surgery, kidney transplants and pacemakers were all developed through research on dogs.
  • Mice played a crucial role in developing chemotherapy, the meningitis vaccine, penicillin and antirejection meds.

By the Numbers

  • 92% of scientists polled in a Nature survey agreed that animal research is essential to the advancement of biomedical science.
  • 88% of the Nobel Prizes awarded in Physiology or Medicine have been dependent on research with animals.
  • Over 99% of animals used in research are specifically bred for research.
  • Approximately 95% of all animal research is conducted on mice, rats, and fish.Other species are used only when necessary.

US Rules and Regulations

  • The USDA, which enforces the Animal Welfare Act, conducts unannounced inspections at least once a year.
  • USDA inspection reports are posted online for the public to see.
  • The Public Health Service (PHS) requires institutions to ensure appropriate care of all animals involved in PHS supported-research.
  • An Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee is required by the Animal Welfare Act and PHS Policy.
  • IACUCs oversee and evaluate all aspects of an institution’s animal care and use program.
  • IACUCs inspect animal research facilities semi-annually to assure compliance with regulations.
  • IACUCs include non-scientific members of the community to help evaluate research proposals.

UK Rules and Regulations

  • The Animals in Science Regulation Unit makes announced and unannounced inspections of all facilities in the UK.
  • Dogs, cats and monkeys have special protection under UK law; other species must be used if possible
  • All UK researchers must hold an animal licence and have attended a Home Office training course.
  • The 3Rs – Replace, Refine, Reduce – are written in to the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986

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  • Animal research can only be carried out when there is no viable non-animal alternative.
  • The 3Rs (replace, reduce, refine) guide how animals are used in biomedical research.
  • Non-animal models, such as cell and tissue culture, are used in addition to animal models, but they cannot replace all animal research.
  • All personnel involved with the care and use of laboratory animals must be trained to ensure the animals’ well-being.
  • Many of the procedures carried out on animals involve no pain or discomfort, such as observing their behavior.
  • Animal care technicians, veterinarians, and scientists are all dedicated to the welfare of laboratory animals.

If you have suggestions for additional reasons why animal experiments are important, please us.