Animal experimentation: are we allowed to do that? In this thematic portal, researchers of the Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association give answers to frequently asked questions.

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Animals in experiments

Animals are living beings we want to treat with respect – that is the consensus within our society. Inflicting unnecessary suffering on them, killing them without reason or keeping them in conditions, which are not considered species-appropriate are considered unacceptable. When it comes to animals in experiments, these aspects play an even more important role. That is why scientists respect the rights of animals and the dignity of creatures.