According to a news story, “A NEW laboratory device that creates three dimensional cancer tumours can reduce animal testing by almost a third, scientists say.
“The technology is part of a growing movement away from using animals to screen drugs.”
NHES opposes cruelty in all its forms and anxiously awaits the day when animals will no longer be subjected to the pain and suffering associated with biomedical and other research testing. Animal experimentation is inherently cruel. Animals are treated as nothing more than expendable commodities receiving minimal standards of care and minimal protection under the law.
In addition, there is little need to experiment on live animals. Alternatives exist to determine the best path to take with human health and well being. We have historical data through medical records and autopsies. We can use human cell cultures, human living tissues, computer-based models, and human volunteer studies. We do not need to perpetuate animal testing and the harm it does.
Take Action: Thank the chief executive of the Institute of Cancer Research for their work and encourage him and his colleagues to continue to search for new methods to test drugs that do not include animals.
Professor Alan Ashworth
Institute of Cancer Research
123 Old Brompton Road
London SW7 3RP