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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Research with primates

Affe in Gehege der Universität Freiburg
Image: Eric Rouiller, Universität Freiburg

Research on primates is particularly controversial in our society. The species that belong to this group of animals are particularly similar to humans because of their social behaviour, appearance, etc. Their faces, facial expressions, dexterity with hands and feet and their behaviour remind us very much of our own behaviour. Therefore, many people view research on primates as particularly critical.